/ /

Laird Harrison
Device restores vision to patient with Stargardt disease
An artificial vision device (MyEye, OrCam) has helped a blind veteran regain his independence, according to the charity Scottish War Blinded.
How advances in phaco benefit glaucoma surgery
Advances in phacoemulsification are creating new opportunities for glaucoma surgery, especially in developing countries, according to Alan S. Crandall, MD.
Glaucoma 'renaissance' builds from expanding surgical options
Until now, surgery has been considered a second-line treatment after medication and lasers because of the risks associated with trabeculectomy and tube shunts. Now ophthalmologists can draw from a larger surgical tool chest, explains Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD.
Virtual reality on the horizon for treatment of glaucoma
One laboratory is at work on new devices that use visual stimuli to prompt retinal ganglion cells to regenerate, while two other researchers describe techniques through which virtual reality might diagnose the disease more accurately than standard automated perimetry.
What advent of MIGS means for earlier glaucoma intervention
In addition to making use of MIGS, interventional glaucoma might utilize other novel drainage devices and sustained drug-delivery devices and be combined with cataract surgery. This approach is more proactive, aims at lower IOP, lowers risk and addresses adherence, said Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD.
Cataract surgery may raise diabetic macular oedema risk
Cataract surgery increases the risk of diabetic macular oedema (DMO), medical records from the United Kingdom suggest. An analysis of 4,850 eyes showed that the rate of DMO requiring treatment spiked about 4 months after the surgery.
Low-dose ranibizumab effective for retinopathy of prematurity
A low dose of ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech/Roche) works well as a treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), researchers say.
Ocularist videos attract eyeballs
In a world of mass production and high technology, an ocularist in Nottingham, United Kingdom, has inspired followers around the world with his high-touch approach to hand-crafting prosthetic eyes as portrayed in a couple of YouTube videos.
Isopropyl nitrate poppers pose maculopathy risk
Poppers containing isopropyl nitrate may cause foveal maculopathy, researchers say.
Steroid and NSAID combination prevents macular oedema after cataracts
A combination of a topical corticosteroid and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is more effective than either one alone in reducing the risk of cystoid macular oedema (CME) after cataract surgery in nondiabetic patients, researchers say.

Poll

View Results