Corneal inlay shows good results in post-LASIK presbyopes

AO LogoCorneal inlay shows good results in post-LASIK presbyopes

This prospective study included 223 post-LASIK patients with a mean age of 54 and a mean manifest spherical equivalent of -0.18 D, implanted with a Kamra small-aperture corneal inlay in the nondominant eye. At six months, mean near vision improved four lines from j8 to J2 (P< .001), with a minimal effect on distance vision. Mean UDVA decreased one line from 20/16 preoperatively to 20/20 (P<.001). Patients reported high satisfaction.

Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, June 2013 (2470)

Video Submissions For EyeConAsia2013 (Malaysia)

Video Submissions For EyeConAsia2013 are invited. We’ll try to load them on a server and they can be viewed on different workstations throughout the duration of the conference from August 30,2013 to September 1,2013 at Tun Hussein National Eye Hospital, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

The videos should be in mp4 or mov format and submitted with a title,duration, Surgeon’s/Presenter’s name and a small summary on a DVD before June 18,2013 (I am leaving on June 22,2013) and send to:

Dr Sarbjit Singh
Dr Shamsher Singh Eye Hospital
Khanna, Punjab, India 141401
Ph: +91-1628-507079


EyeConAsia2013 Tentative Program-To be Finalised

(EyeConAsia2013 Tentative Program-To be Finalised) Updated: August 21,2013 10:58am

EyeConAsia2013 Tentative Program (Click here to view or download pdf file)

Dr Sarbjit Singh (4719)

Registration for EyeConAsia2013 is Open Now

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.


Anti-VEGFs possibly linked to increased heart attack risk

AO LogoAnti-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

Increased time spent outdoors may reduce myopia progression in children

AO LogoIncreased 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

Delayed-onset endophthalmitis associated with better visual outcomes

AO LogoDelayed-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 (591)

Invitation for Submission of Abstracts for EyeConAsia2013

AO LogoInvitation for Submission of Abstracts for EyeConAsia2013 (Last Date : May 26, 2013)

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…) (698)

Low diastolic ocular perfusion pressure linked to increased POAG risk

AO LogoLow 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 (709)

Femtosecond laser pretreatment reduces effective phaco time

AO LogoFemtosecond 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 (477)

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