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Ron Rajecki
Preventing post-cataract endophthalmitis
Intracameral antibiotic therapy helps prevent endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, while topical antibiotic therapy does not, according to a literature review conducted by researchers from Denmark and published online in Acta Ophthalmologica.
Examining visual outcomes of bilateral trifocal IOL
A new trifocal diffractive IOL (FineVision trifocal IOL, PhysIOL), implanted bilaterally, achieved a full range of adequate vision, satisfactory contrast sensitivity, and a lack of significant adverse photic phenomena, according to Spanish researchers reporting in BMC Ophthalmology.
H. pylori infection, dementia and POAG link found
Neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia and glaucoma have been linked to each other and to H. pylori infection, in a recent study published in BMC Ophthalmology.
Improving quality of life in DME patients
Intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) has been found to improve vision related quality of life in diabetic macular oedema (DME) patients, notes a study recently published in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications.
Vitamin C may be inversely related to cataract risk
According to recent study data, higher vitamin C intake may be inversely associated with the risk of cataract.
Eliminating OVD need via FLACS
Phacoemulsification and intraocular lens implantation can be performed without an ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD) by using a femtosecond laser-assisted procedure (FLACS), according to researchers from the Institute for Vision Science, Ruhr University Eye Clinic, Bochum, Germany.
Novel device eases instillation of eye drops
Patients who used a proprietary eye drop delivery device (Eyedrop, Vanguard Design, São Paulo, Brazil) in a pilot study reported that it eased the instillation of hypotensive drops, especially if they weren’t used to using eye drops, the study authors report in the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology.
Nanoparticles may prevent corneal graft rejections
Biodegradable nanoparticles that release medication into the eye may solve the issue of medicine compliance after corneal transplant surgery and help increase the rate of surgical success, according to an article in the Journal of Controlled Release.
Visual function linked to preBCVA in AMD cataract patients
Visual function improves in eyes with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that have undergone cataract surgery, but the extent of the improvement depends on the eye’s preoperative best-corrected visual acuity (preBCVA), according to a new retrospective analysis published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.
IOP sensor successfully implanted in first patient
Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata) says it has successfully implanted its EyeMate intraocular pressure (IOP) sensor implant in a first patient in Europe undergoing keratoprosthesis surgery.

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