Microsurgical instruments enable surgeons to perform complicated anterior segment eye procedures through good control of tissue handling. In this article, Dr Little explains how fine-gauge instruments allow for procedures such as iris reconstruction to be performed far more easily than was previously possible.
Narrow angles have been associated with a higher IOP in glaucoma patients, presumably by causing higher outflow resistance. Here, Dr Loewen presents recent research in which both ab interno trabeculectomy (AIT) with the trabectome and phaco-AIT significantly reduced IOP and number of medications required, regardless of the degree of angle opening.
Prof. Fujikado presents his research, which demonstrated the surgical feasibility and safety of a newly developed, dual-array, suprachoroidal-transretinal stimulation prosthesis in animals. The dual-array design was able to activate retinal neurons and optic nerve axons. Findings indicate the future possibility of activating of a larger visual field with the prosthesis.
The AREDS2 findings have empowered ophthalmologists to recommend appropriate supplements to reduce risk of visual loss in patients with AMD. In this article, the authors discuss the emerging revelation that the constituents of macular pigment enhance visual performance and explain how supplementation with all three macular carotenoids in a MZ:L:Z (mg) ratio of 10:10:2 can confer the greatest benefits.
A well-functioning basic diagnostic pathway is indispensable for efficient practice management in every eye care facility. The ZEISS Essential Line of basic diagnostic instruments now features enhanced connectivity options. For optimized practice workflows and quality right from the start.