|June 9, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Admin, Conferences, EyeConAsia|
Registration for EyeConAsia2013 is open now.There are limited seats so please register early. The registration shall be on first-come-first-served basis.The wetlab specially can have only 15-20 delegates.
You can download the registration form by clicking here.
Please do read the instructions on the regisitration form.
Before registering please do go through the Tentative Program first. Final program shall be posted soon.
|June 7, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, vitreo-retina|
Anti-VEGFs possibly linked to increased heart attack risk
This large retrospective study examined health records from Western Australian eye clinics to determine the risk of thromboembolic and gastrointestinal bleeding events in the 12 months after injections of bevacizumab or ranibizumab, compared with photodynamic therapy and untreated community controls. Though all adverse events were rare, anti-VEGF-treated patients were 2.3 times more likely to have a heart attack compared with controls. There was no difference in adverse events between bevacizumab and ranibizumab (1.6 and 2.1 events/100 persons, respectively). It’s unclear if the increased risk is associated with AMD itself or anti-VEGF treatment.
Retina, June 2013
|May 27, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Abstract, Optics & Refraction|
Increased time spent outdoors may reduce myopia progression in children
Two studies this month show a link between daylight and myopia. A cross-sectional study in Denmark, where the day’s length day varies from 7 to 17.5 hours over the year, shows that myopia progression and axial eye growth seem to decrease in periods with longer days and to increase in periods with shorter days. A second prospective study compared myopia changes among children attending two schools, one with a mandatory recess outside the classroom program; the other with no such program. Outdoor activities had a significant effect on myopia onset and myopic shift, especially in nonmyopic children.
Ophthalmology, May 2013
|May 23, 2013||Posted by admin under 2012, cataract, vitreo-retina|
Delayed-onset endophthalmitis associated with better visual outcomes
This large retrospective series included all patients treated for culture-proven endophthalmitis after cataract surgery at a single university center between 2000 and 2009. Patients with delayed-onset endophthalmitis (>6 weeks after surgery) generally presented with better initial visual acuities, had a lower frequency of hypopyon, and better visual outcomes compared to acute-onset patients (≤6 weeks after surgery). Propionibacterium acnes and coagulase-negative Staphylococcus species were the most common organisms cultured in both groups and were associated with the best visual acuity outcomes in both groups.
American Journal of Ophthalmology, March 2012 (343)
|May 22, 2013||Posted by admin under Admin, Conferences, EyeConAsia|
We invite you to submit your abstracts for the Annual Conference of AsiaOphthalmology to be held at Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia from August 30, 2013 till September 1, 2013. The last date for submissions is May 26, 2013.
To submit the abstract online please click here
Chairman of the scientific Committee is Dr Gaurav Luthra (Dehradun,India).
We have made four categories for submission. (more…) (531)
|May 21, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Glaucoma|
Low diastolic ocular perfusion pressure linked to increased POAG risk
Investigators evaluated the association of ocular perfusion pressure status with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Thessaloniki Eye Study population. They found an association of borderline significance between low diastolic ocular perfusion pressure and POAG. Subgroup analyses confirmed this association in subjects treated for systemic hypertension. No association was found between diastolic ocular perfusion pressure and PEXG. Additionally, there was no association between systolic ocular perfusion pressure and OAG, POAG or PEXG, regardless of the use of antihypertensive treatment.
American Journal of Ophthalmology, May 2013 (504)
|May 20, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, cataract, Surgery|
Femtosecond laser pretreatment reduces effective phaco time
This prospective study compared the effective phacoemulsification (EPT) time between patients (150 eyes) who underwent pretreatment with the femtosecond laser followed by cataract extraction, and those who had conventional phaco surgery (51 eyes). Mean EPT was reduced by 84 percent in the femtosecond group compared with controls. Using improved lens fragmentation algorithms and a 20-gauge phaco tip in a subgroup, the percentage increased to 96.2 percent. Additionally, 30 in the laser group had 0 EPT, compared with no cases in the control group. The femtosecond group also experienced a 36.1 percent reduction in endothelial cell loss.
Ophthalmology, May 2013 (307)
|May 19, 2013||Posted by admin under cataract, IOL, Video, vitreo-retina|
No-assistant technique for glued IOL : Dr Priya Narang MS
An excellent demo video using animation and real surgery videos to explain the tricky concepts in general and the no-assistant technique in particular. (358)
|May 18, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Conferences, EyeConAsia|
Update on EyeConAsia2013
Preparations are on for the first Annual Conference of AsianOphthalmology Alliance to be held in Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia from August 30,2013 (Friday) 2:00 pm till September 1,2013 2.00 pm. Very soon the registration forms shall be available on the website http://www.thoneh.com/ You’ll also be able to pay online for registration. The registration shall be (most likely) MYR 300/- Those who want to attend the wet-lab on Glued IOL (Chief Instructor : Dr Priya Narang MS) shall need to pay another MYR 100/- (Click Here to see the page with Currency Converter). Must take this opportunity to thank Dato’ Prof Veera Ramani (Medical Director, THONEH), Dr Pall Singh (Senior Consultant) and others at THONEH for helping us immensely to hold this conference. (more…) (278)
|May 18, 2013||Posted by admin under Abstract, cataract, Glaucoma|
Prior trabeculectomy may contribute to refractive surprise post cataract surgery
Investigators retrospectively compared outcomes in patients who underwent cataract surgery at least three months after trabeculectomy to those with either medically controlled glaucoma or no glaucoma. The trabeculectomy group had significantly greater refractive error than expected compared with each of the two control groups undergoing cataract surgery (P = .005). The refractive difference correlated to IOP change, with 2 mm Hg of IOP rise resulting in a −0.36-diopter shift, suggesting that IOP increase after phaco causes axial length to increase which results in myopic shift.
American Journal of Ophthalmology, May 2013 (308)