The ophthalmic technology flood August 09, 2017By Dr Jorge L. AlióToday, a visit to the commercial exhibitions of major meetings is a real show, with companies’ booths offering amazing high-tech devices that promise to address the specific needs we have in our practices. Although such technology impresses us, we seldom receive information on the evidence-based data surrounding its effectiveness, its cost-benefit analysis and the potential for obsolescence.
In this issue
Numbers transform dry eye treatment for symptomatic, asymptomatic patientsAdding objective point-of-care dry eye diagnostics to your practice has deep, measurable effects, including more accurate and consistent IOL power calculations. Exploring safety, efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound in glaucomaHigh-intensity focused ultrasound cyclocoagulation is safe and effective in most refractory glaucomatous eyes. Complete success was achieved in 80% (24/30) of treated eyes that had undergone the maximum of three procedures. Advancements and cutting-edge science abound at the XXXV Congress of ESCRS August 09, 2017By Caroline RichardsIt will soon be time for the FIL – Feira Internacional de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal to open its doors to the ophthalmic community for the 35th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), taking place between the 7th and 11th October 2017. Experience with a preassembled silicone I/A tip during cataract surgery September 01, 2017By Dr Christoph BinderEvery ophthalmologist requires precise surgical tools with which he or she can perform surgery safely and accurately in order to ensure optimal outcomes. The availability of high-quality microsurgical instruments has increased over the past decade with manufacturers continually modifying and optimising existing instruments.