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Ophthalmology Times Europe

Ocularist videos attract eyeballsIn 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.
Managing glaucoma with OCTAOptical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a new imaging technique that has the potential to move rapidly into routine clinical practice. OCTA comprises different OCT-based technologies, which enable the non-invasive assessment of retinal perfusion, based on red blood cell movement in the optic nerve head, the peripapillary and the macular retina.
Touch-up techniques following SMILEResearch shows that enhancement rates after LASIK range from approximately 7.8% to 20%, with regression of approximately 1 diopter after 10 years.
Epithelial thickness mapping in the care of refractive surgery patientsCorneal epithelial thickness mapping may become an easy and objective tool in the diagnosis of biomechanically unstable corneas and perhaps a multitude of anterior segment disorders.
Can cannabis succeed where other compounds have failedUse of a novel semi-fluorinated alkane drug delivery technology as a vehicle to deliver cannabinoids to the ocular surface reached target tissues without systemic side effects in preclinical studies.
Opportunities and challenges in the world of ophthalmology in 2018As another year comes to an end, five members of Ophthalmology Times Europe’s Editorial Advisory Board reflect and share their perspectives on the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for ophthalmologists in 2018, whilst also considering the potential challenges.
Angiography within anterior imagingIt is important with corneal angiography to remember that every patient is different so your technique might very slightly from patient to patient.
Isopropyl nitrate poppers pose maculopathy riskPoppers containing isopropyl nitrate may cause foveal maculopathy, researchers say.
Steroid and NSAID combination prevents macular oedema after cataractsA 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.
Testing at point of care for improved patient satisfaction, re-treatment ratesAfter spending a few months testing for dry eye and treating the tear film before doing preoperative measurements, the re-treatment rate dropped from 11% to 3%.

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