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Femto-DMEK – a solution for high re-bubbling rates?

This retrospective study examined results of patients that underwent femtosecond laser enabled descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) (FE-DMEK) and manual DMEK (M-DMEK) for Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy. In FE-DMEK femtosecond laser was used to create 8.25mm descemetorhexis, whereas during M-DMEK- descemetorhexis...

DSEK – five year results

This UK based study examined long-term descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) results, looking at graft survival and endothelial cell losses. Data on 210 grafts were included in analysis. Most frequent indication for DSEK was Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy (81.4%) and 46.3%...

Timing of vitrectomy for retained lens fragments

The purpose of this study was to compare the results of same setting vitrectomy with delayed vitrectomy for retained lens fragments following cataract surgery. Same setting vitrectomy was defined as the patient not leaving the operating table following cataract surgery....

Outcomes of cataract surgery in patients with uveitis

This is a systematic, evidence-based literature review and meta-analysis, looking at the visual outcomes (vision 20/40 or better) of cataract surgery in uveitic eyes. The authors searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINHAL and CENTRAL, including English language and human studies only. They...

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...

Temporal versus nasal clear corneal incisions

This is a prospective randomised study of 100 patients’ left eye having undergone phacoemulsification either by a 2.4mm nasal clear corneal incision (CCI) group or temporal CCI group. The corneal astigmatic changes were compared between groups by power vector analysis,...

Risk factors for lens dislocation post cataract surgery

This retrospective cohort study in Korea assessed the risk factors for intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation. They used national data of 2,162,191 patients who had had cataract surgery between 2009 and 2016. They excluded any patient who had an IOL dislocation...

Significant improvements in Ocular Surface Disease (OSD) in Glaucoma patients reported following implantation of iStent inject at the time of cataract surgery

A prospective study of patients undergoing trabecular micro-bypass implantation with iStent or iStent inject® at the time of cataract surgery shows clinically and statistically significant improvements in ocular surface disease (OSD), including tear break-up time, corneal/conjunctival staining, and Ocular Surface Disease Index scores (OSDI).

The implementation of postoperative day 1 vitrectomy telephone follow-up consultations

In this pre-COVID-19 study, the authors argue that some follow-up consultations can be done by telephone without compromising patient safety. Thirty years ago, a study by Isernhagen et al. [1] found that 52% of patients required some form of unexpected...

Specialty doctor interviews

I started my training as an ophthalmologist in the Wild West of Carmarthenshire where I did my first laser procedure, first phacoemulsification and first slit-lamp examination. All of these firsts were done under the tutelage of very skilled staff grade...

How much money is wasted on tests prior to cataract surgery? And why?

For routine cataract surgery, numerous studies have found that preoperative testing does not contribute usefully to safety or surgical success. Despite such guidelines, tests ordered for patients prior to phacoemulsification in the US remains high. To quantify the associated costs,...

Visual performance of new multifocal IOL

Multifocal IOLs (MIOLs) keep evolving to try and get the best outcome in terms of vision and reduction of side-effects. This prospective interventional study was carried out on 34 eyes of 17 patients (11 women (65%) and six men (35%))...