An Introduction to Corneal Disorders
Advances in the treatment of corneal diseases have been made in recent years. The introduction of collagen cross-linking has offered new options to patients with keratoconus, and advances in corneal transplantation with DMEK and DSAEK techniques have also improved the safety and outcomes for these patients.
Browse the content below, to see leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub. You can also view the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journals. If you’re looking to learn more about the impact of these developments on patient outcomes, our educational activities are a great resource.
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Corneal Disorders Content
Sumit Garg, ASCRS 2021: Pterygia – Selection of Adjunctive Modalities and Unmet Needs
We were delighted to speak with Sumit Garg (Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA) about the factors that influence selection of the adjunctive modalities conjunctival autograft, adjunctive amniotic membrane transplantation or intraoperative mitomycin C, for an individual patient, as well as unmet needs and future outlook. Questions What factors influence the […]
Sumit Garg, ASCRS 2021: Pterygia – Clinical Characteristics and Surgical Risks
It was a pleasure to catch up with Sumit Garg (Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA), who spoke about the clinical characteristics of pterygium, the risks of surgical removal and improved outcomes from conjunctival autograft, adjunctive amniotic membrane transplantation and intraoperative mitomycin C. Questions Could you give us a brief overview […]
Karolinne M Rocha, Kiaweh Eye 2021: Corneal Epithelial Thickness Mapping
It was a pleasure to catch up with Karolinne M Rocha (Medical University of South Carolina, SC, USA) about advances in corneal epithelial thickness mapping technology in the past year. How has corneal epithelial thickness mapping helped in the detection of subclinical early-stage keratoconus? (00:19) What have been the major advances in corneal epithelial thickness […]
Karolinne M Rocha, Kiaweh Eye 2021: The Role of the Corneal Epithelium and Methods to Assess Corneal Epithelial Thickness
We were delighted to speak with Karolinne M Rocha (Medical University of South Carolina, SC, USA) about the role of the corneal epithelium in the refractive system of the eye, and the usefulness of knowledge of the corneal epithelial thickness profile in cataract surgery. What is the role of the corneal epithelium in the refractive […]
Cross-linking at the Slit Lamp—Why Moving Corneal Cross-linking from the Operating Room to an Office-based Procedure Makes a Difference
US Opthalmic Review. 2020;13(2):55–7 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.2.55
Most surgical procedures are performed in the operating room, for obvious reasons. Operating rooms are sterile, they should be stocked with all of the equipment and materials you might need, and the operating-room staff are trained and ready to assist as and when they are needed. But for the sake of convenience, many small surgeries […]
Jorge L Alió, EGS 2020 – Corneal Regeneration, Will It Be a Reality in 2021?
We were delighted to talk with our Editorial Board member, Jorge L. Alió (Miguel Hernández University of Alicante, Elche, Spain) about the recent technological advances in corneal regeneration. Questions Could you tell us a little about the challenges and opportunities of corneal regeneration? (0:05) What have been the most exciting recent technological advances in corneal […]
Farhad Hafezi, ESCRS 2020 – PACK-CXL Multicentre Trial (Part 2)
It was a pleasure to catch up with our Editorial Board member Prof. Farhad Hafezi (ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland), the winner of the ESCRS 2020 Refractive Award! Here he discusses the PACK-CXL multicentre trial, and the benefits of this treatment. Questions Which patients are likely to benefit most from photoactivated chromophore for keratitis-corneal collagen cross-linking […]
Farhad Hafezi, ESCRS 2020 – PACK-CXL Multicentre Trial (Part 1)
It was a pleasure to catch up with our Editorial Board member Prof. Farhad Hafezi (ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland), the winner of the ESCRS 2020 Refractive Award! Here he discusses the PACK-CXL multicentre trial, and the benefits of this treatment. Questions What are the major challenges in the treatment of infectious keratitis? (00:15) Could you […]
Sunil Shah, EURETINA 2020 – Khmer Sight Foundation and Photon Ultraviolet C Device (Part 2)
It was a pleasure to catch up with our Editorial Board member, Prof. Sunil Shah (Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham, UK), who explained the impact of the Photon Ultraviolet C (UVC) device that he has developed. Questions Could you give us an overview of the health burden of corneal infections in developing countries? (00:08) […]
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