The hottest stories in surgery this year included news about cataract surgery by a charity-run Indian camp cost at least 24 elderly people their eyesight, how to correct RK, and how to identify and manage dysphotopsia after cataract surgery.
Retina surgeons look forward to the future potential that optical coherence tomography holds for the clinical setting.
Based on findings from a series of clinical trials in recent years, pharmacotherapy has supplanted both laser photocoagulation and a watchful waiting approach as the first-line therapy for retinal vein occlusion.
Earlier detection of new choroidal neovascularization using a home monitoring device may identify progression faster than when relying on standard care alone, suggests a recent study.
“Retinoblastoma is a remarkable ophthalmology success story in which the efforts of ophthalmologists, ophthalmic pathologists, and research scientists have led to understanding of the basic mechanisms of cancer and targeted therapies that are able to cure a once incurable tumor,” said Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, MBA. He was honored as the recipient of the 71st Jackson Memorial Lecture Award in the opening session of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
The advent of a retinal prosthesis system offers a second chance at sight for patients with vision loss from retinitis pigmentosa.