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2019 ICO-Allergan Research Fellowship awarded

Dr Matias Iglicki, from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, has been selected as the second recipient of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)-Allergan Fellowship Award, by a panel of leading experts.

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...

Customised corneal crosslinking with supplemental oxygen

In this prospective interventional case series, the authors investigate using supplemental oxygen delivery during epithelium-on corneal crosslinking (CXL) with specially designed oxygen delivery goggles. Twenty-seven eyes of 24 patients underwent epi-on CXL with Riboflavin and Ultraviolet-A irradiation. At six months...

Diffuse lamellar keratitis

This study group reviewed cytokine- and chemokine-mediated mechanisms of diffuse lamellar keratitis (DLK) after lamellar corneal surgical procedures. DLK can occur early or late (months to decades) after all lamellar corneal surgeries, including laser in situ keratomileusis, small incision lenticule...

Corneal Topography in Clinical Practice (Pentacam System)

This book is based upon one device, the Pentacam, developed by OCULUS, and is primarily aimed at those who wish to familiarise themselves with the Pentacam system and need a text to complement the instrument operations manual. It is laid...

John Weiss offers FREE ‘Remodelling the Cornea & Managing Disease with KERARING Segments’ webinar

John Weiss & Son will be hosting a FREE webinar entitled ‘Remodelling the Cornea & Managing Disease with KERARING Segments’ on 23 September 2021.

Stromal cell alignment in damaged cornea

Stromal keratocytes are responsible for wound healing in the cornea following damage. Keratocytes at the site of injury become activated and differentiate to myofibroblasts which secrete extracellular matrix (ECM) to close the wound, a response mediated by transforming growth factor...

Corneal crosslinking in pellucid marginal degeneration

Fourteen studies were included in this first review examining the use of corneal-crosslinking (CXL) to treat pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD). PMD is a bilateral, non-inflammatory corneal thinning disorder characterised by inferior peripheral corneal thinning 1-3mm from the limbus in the...

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),...

Surgitrac® extends its Corneal and Refractive instruments range

Surgitrac’s existing range of instruments for corneal and refractive surgery is further complemented by the addition of several new instruments.

Investigating the link between corneal clarity and statin use

Transparency is a vital attribute of the cornea, necessary in preserving healthy vision. Maintaining this requires the collective input of the various layers of the cornea. Mostly, the layers implicated in this are the corneal stroma and endothelium [1]. Our...

1st International Conference on Myopia in Pakistan

By Mr MS Samuel, Medical Director, Laser Refractive Surgery Services, Optimax & Ultralase. I have just returned from Pakistan after attending the first International Conference on Myopia organised by the University of Faisalabad at the School of Optometry. The conference...