Testing at point of care for improved patient satisfaction, re-treatment rates November 01, 2017By Dr Erik L. MertensAfter 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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Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segmentA multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia. Long-term observation of SMILE gives better myopia prognosisLong-term observation of SMILE reveals high stability at various degrees of correction of myopia. This allows surgeons who apply this method of treatment to give patients a long-term prognosis. Low-dose atropine for myopia in children: two years of experience November 01, 2017By Lisa StewartChildren in Tel Aviv have been treated with nightly atropine drops, significantly slowing the progression of myopia. Applying micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation for early-stage glaucoma November 01, 2017By Robert J. Noecker MD Micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation utilises a different delivery modality than its predecessor, continuous-wave laser cycloablation, to produce a biological reaction without the lethal effects caused by thermal buildup. Yet another new revolution in ocular surface imagingDuring the past two decades, an incredible number of imaging technologies have been developed for eye diseases, both for diagnosis and follow-up.