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Cornea OTE

Older corneas "just as good" for transplantCorneas from donors up to the age of 75 are suitable for transplantation, according to a study published in the April 2008 issue of Ophthalmology.
Identifying early ectatic disease accuratelySreening for early ectatic disease is essential in the evaluation of the refractive surgical candidate. There have, however, been many cases of severe post-LASIK ectasia without evidence of preoperative risk factors. Improving preoperative screening with better detection of subtle corneal topographic abnormalities may therefore help eliminate these rare but devastating cases.
Using OCT to assess anterior chamber inflammationThe clinical assessment of an anterior chamber inflammatory reaction may be difficult to determine in eyes where corneal clarity is reduced by corneal oedema. Slit lamp examination is currently the gold standard method to assess inflammation1-3 but in conditions such as poor corneal clarity, the clinician routinely encounters difficulties.
Anti-angiogenic found in tearsPigment-epithelium-derived factor (PEDF), which is known for its importance in the prevention of neovascularization of the retina, can be found in measurable amounts in the human tear fluid of healthy subjects. It may therefore be important in the regulation of corneal vascularization.
Decagonal pKPL: shaping up to transplant successUsing a decagonal transplant shape in perforating keratoplasties (pKPL) delivers promising results.
Corneal ring implants: expanding indicationsIt is fast becoming a more standard procedure for the surgical treatment of irregular astigmatism
Will the femtosecond laser revolutionize corneal surgery?The femtosecond laser has the potential to be the ultimate corneal incision device — the possibilities are nearly limitless
The femtosecond laser in everyday clinical useAs a result of our excellent postoperative patient data in a variety of applications, we will continue to use the femtosecond laser technology in our practice. It supports our procedures with great precision and safety, it is easy to use and enables us to set new standards in our surgeries
Stripping corneal surgery of complicationsDSAEK will soon replace conventional PK surgery for the treatment of endothelial decompensation
New techniques for the surgical treatment of keratoconusThis procedure has distinct advantages over conventional surgery for keratoconus and may eventually supersede it