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EuroTimes January Feature

GOODBYE PHACO, HELLO FEMTO: Femto cataract surgery appears to offer greater accuracy and consistency, while reducing or eliminating the need for phaco. Dr Oliver Findl talks with Dr Burkhard Dick about the applications and advantages of this approach.

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    Exciting series of sessions at ESCRS meeting to provide update on glaucoma management
    02/09/2013 - For the third year in a row, the ESCRS Annual Congress will be hosting a "Glaucoma Day" organised by the European Glaucoma Society (EGS).
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    Gene replacement therapy emerging as a novel approach in the treatment of many retinal disorders once deemed incurable
    02/09/2013 - It has been estimated that one in every 4,000 people suffers from an inherited retinal disease and half of those affected have no family history of the pathology.
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    New registry-based study to compare femto cataract surgery with conventional phaco
    02/09/2013 - The ESCRS has launched the first study to directly compare the outcomes of femtosecond laserassisted cataract surgery (FLACS) with the outcomes achieved in standard phacoemulsification, Paul Rosen FRCS, Oxford, UK told Femto 2013, an international meeting on anterior segment surgery.
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    Study calls into question benefit of femto-cataract surgery's accuracy in capsulorhexis
    02/09/2013 - The supposed advantage of the more predictable capsulorhexis achieved with femtosecond laserassisted cataract surgery may be based on a false assumption about its influence on the stability of an IOL's position and orientation, according to Oliver Findl MD, Hanusch Hospital, Vienna, Austria and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK.
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    Mid-term follow-up findings favourable, but longer term data still needed
    02/09/2013 - Descemet's-stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) has several advantages compared with penetrating keratoplasty (PK) in eyes requiring corneal transplantation. However, there are limited data on the long-term health of the partial thickness transplant.
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