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Cornea OTE

Nepal institute pioneers corneal donation programmeNepal’s Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology has been working to build one of the most successful corneal donation programmes in the world.
Wavefront-guided PRK after CXL for keratoconusTechnique targets the main cause of vision degradation and a large clinical series finds positive results.
Why recalibration for EKR devices may be crucialFurther calibrations for the equivalent keratometry readings (EKR) obtained by the Pentacam High Resolution (HR) (Oculus, Germany) should be conducted before they are used for total corneal power assessment in post-LASIK eyes, researchers said.
Experience with a second-generation ICRSA new double-arc intrastromal corneal ring segment may help to improve visual outcomes and rehabilitate the physiologic optical surface by remodelling the cornea
Keratoconic eye experience with a long-arc intrastromal corneal ringLong-arc ICRS were developed to meet the needs of patients with nipple-type keratoconus. However, new study findings suggest they may also help to improve visual acuity and regularise the cornea in patients with all types of keratoconus.
Endothelial keratoplasty on the rise in northwestern ItalyEndothelial keratoplasty has become increasingly common in northwestern Italy, paralleling a rise in the demand for corneal surgery, researchers said.
Topography disparity effectively detects subclinical keratoconusTopography disparity can even provide a useful parameter for diagnosing the subclinical form of the disease, said David P. Piñero, PhD, and colleagues from the Medimar International Hospital, Alicante, Spain.
Analyzing corneal asphericity, OCT angiography, and balance control issues in glaucoma patientsCorneal asphericity, OCT angiography, and balance control issues in glaucoma patients are analyzed in this industry update roundup.
Stem cells from teeth may restore sightIn a study in mice, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh demonstrated that stem cells harvested from extracted teeth could potentially be used to restore sight.
A 3-step treatment for keratoconusThe arrival of advanced therapeutic modalities for keratoconus has provided ophthalmologists with a growing menu of treatment options. The author discusses the challenge of determining which treatment is the best to use and highlights his experience with a triple procedure and a four-stage approach.