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Retinal prosthetics: science fiction or a vision for the future?

“Is it a fact – or have I dreamt it – that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House...

A retrospective study of the use of Dermis Fat Grafts for orbital volume augmentation

The authors describe the outcomes of 173 primary Dermis Fat Grafts (DFGs) and 66 secondary DFGs. Median follow-up for the primary group was 21.5 months and 14 months for the secondary group. Outcome measures included: prosthesis motility, prosthesis fit, patient...

What's trending Feb/Mar 2022

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending over the last few weeks. British man fitted with 3D printed eye Steve Verze of London has required a prosthetic eye for over 20 years. On 25 November 2021,...

What's trending Apr/May 2023

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #Cyborgeye #flashlighteye #prostheticeye #BrianStanleyeye Brian Stanley is a California-based engineer, who lost his eye to retinoblastoma when he was six-years-old. A...

The bionic eye – behind the headlines

Multiple visual prosthetic projects and other vision regeneration initiatives being tested in preclinical and clinical development worldwide illustrate continuing progress and opportunities in addressing profound blindness from hereditary retinal diseases and other causes (Table 1). Three implantable bionic vision systems...

Part 1: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh Visits Ethiopia with Orbis

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh, visited services protecting the vision of children and adults in Hawassa, Ethiopia, with international eyecare charity Orbis.

Quiz Feb/Mar 2024

History A 21-month-old boy presented to his local ophthalmology department with a left proptotic eye from a growing cystic lesion known to be present from birth. Notes taken on presentation were: Known left microphthalmia with chorio-retinal coloboma, contralateral eye was...

Technology in ophthalmology – a promising future and what we need to know about the regulations

Undoubtedly, ophthalmology is one of the greatest sources of inspiration for technological progress in medicine. Thus far, we have seen remarkable advancements in the technology used by ophthalmologists across all subspecialties. From simplifying common procedures, to treating previously incurable conditions,...

Intraocular Lens Surgery

This book is a valuable update on understanding IOL surgery for ophthalmologists in training and in practice. Broadly, the book is divided into six sections dealing with three main concepts: 1) IOL selection for routine and complex scenarios; 2) IOL...

Rare eye diseases: progress continues with authorised orphan medicines and breakthrough technologies

An update on the development of orphan medicines, recent regulatory treatment approvals for rare eye conditions and advances in retinal prosthetic technologies for blinding diseases. The prevalence of a rare disease is based usually on a range of estimates and...

Angle of deviation measurements in seated and supine positions

The objectives of this study were to compare ocular deviation between the seated and decubitus positions in the operating room and assess the outcomes at one day, one month and three months postoperatively. This prospective study included 30 cases; two...

What's trending Dec/Jan 2024

A round-up of the eye-related hot topics that have been trending on social media over the last few weeks. #eyepatch #memes German chancellor Olaf Scholz shared a photo of himself on X (formerly Twitter) sporting a black eye patch after...