High-fluence collagen cross-linking

The authors treat seven eyes with progressive keratoconus with a high energy (18mW) for five minutes delivering a total energy similar to that suggested by the original Dresden protocol (3mW for 30mins). All eyes had a thickness >400µm following epithelial...

Two bifocals and a trifocal

The authors compare the optical outcomes of two bifocal intraocular lenses (AcrySof ReSTOR +2.50 Diopter [D] add +3.0D add) with a trifocal lens (AT LISA tri 839MP). The optical qualities of the lenses were quantified by measuring the modulation transfer...

Ocular characteristics in Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a genetic disorder with clinical manifestations associated with cardiovascular, ocular and skeletal organ systems. Typical signs are descending aortic root aneurysms, ectopia lentis, tall stature and scoliosis. This observational study looked at the ocular characteristics, visual...

Clinical evaluation of a multifocal aspheric diffractive intraocular lens

This is a multi-centre prospective study involving five different centres in Europe including 52 patients with cataract. The average age was 68.5±10.5 years, 35 females were bilateral implanted with aspheric diffractive multifocal lens implantation of the Tecnis 1-Piece multifocal intraocular...

Rotational stability of angle supported phakic IOL

The authors evaluate 50 eyes of 28 patients that underwent an angle fixated phakic intraocular lens (IOL) implantation (Acrysof Cachet). All eyes had moderate to high myopia (-5.25 to-19.63 dioptres) and IOL sizing was performed as per the manufacturer’s recommendation....

Cataract surgery in patients with retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the commonest inherited cause of retinal degeneration. Posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) develops in 41% to 90% of these patients by age 40 years. In this retrospective study, the authors have evaluated surgical outcomes in patients with...

Intensive cataract training

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures carried out worldwide but there is a steep learning curve and a higher complication rate for trainee surgeons. This study reports on an innovative training programme of combining the...

Corneal biomechanics and refractive outcomes after cataract surgery

The authors aimed to study a range of corneal properties and correlate them with refractive outcomes after phacoemulsification. Outcomes were reviewed in a fairly small group of 40 patients (including only right eyes) operated by two surgeons using clear corneal...

Piggyback toric IOLs in complex cases

This study evaluates the outcome of toric sulcus fixated lenses (MS 614/714 TPB (Human Optics, Germany) in 21 eyes with high astigmatism. The cases included previous penetrating keratoplasty (n=15), post cataract surgery astigmatism (n=3), rotation of in-the-bag toric IOL (n=1),...

Errors in refractive surgery

A retrospective case series looking at sources of errors in patients undergoing laser refractive surgery. Twenty-two cases of error were identified in 18 patients; 15 were unilateral, three bilateral and two errors occurred in the same eye (on attempting correction...