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At WOC 2018, José Cunha-Vaz (University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal) discussed his experience with treating patients with DME. The most significant developments in the area of DME are OCT imaging and the...

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Florian Kretz talks to touchOPHTHALMOLOGY about recent advances in IOL technology. Dr Kretz explores the difficulty in identifying patient expectation and patient need, and how the biggest challenge is bringing the technology we have available together with the needs of the patient. He also...
We met up with Editorial Board member Bennie Jeng, who updated us on the exciting recent developments in dry eye disease and several new therapies are in development in the US. Dr Jeng talked about his experience with scleral contact lenses, which have proved particularly useful for very severe dry...
At WOC 2018, José Cunha-Vaz (University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal) discussed his experience with treating patients with DME. The most significant developments in the area of DME are OCT imaging and the availability of anti-VEGF agents, which completely revolutionised treatment. The major issue...
José L Güell (Instituto Microcirugía Ocular of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain) discusses the continuous development into IOLs, including EDOF and trifocal lenses, and lenses used to adjust different errors of refraction and special cases. The main limitation in the current treatment is the final...
Dr Soham Basak talks with us about his recent study into corneal re-graft surgeries in patients, mostly with infectious keratoconus, and how the findings of this study in India compares with the rest of the world. Future work could look into preventing the need for corneal re-graft surgery by...
Jan Tjeerd de Faber, current President of SOE, introduces the key aims of SOE. This year SOE are conducting a survey of firework-related eye injuries, and how these injuries can be prevented. Every year hundreds of people are blinded by consumer fireworks, and data from 25 countries show that this...
Ahmed El-Massry talks with us about the advantages of extended depth of focus (EDOF) and trifocal IOLs, and how they are making progress to meet the expectations of patients. There are numerous factors that determine the most suitable lens including age, clarity of the lens and presence of cataract...
We took the opportunity to speak with Omar Trabelsi (Clinique Ophthalmologue De Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia) at WOC 2018 about the latest updates and future perspectives of iOC. OCT has only recently found its way into the operating theatres, as a method of providing real-time feedback through image...
We talked to Dr Miguel Gonzarlez Andrades (Ophthalmologist, San Cecilio Hospital, Granada, Spain), at WOC 2018, to learn more about the European Society of Ophthalmology’s (SOE) Young Ophthalmologist’s (YO) Committee. He explained the benefits of attending the SOE Congress for YOs, including...
Dr Jorge Alió (Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, University of Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Alicante, Spain) highlights the recent developments in refractive surgery and diagnostic equipment, including the SMILE and LASIK techniques. He also discusses the challenges involved in treating...
In this interview with Dr David Chang (Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, US) he discusses intraocular lens (IOL) complications, including toric IOLs and misalignment. In recent years, there has been a dramatic improvement in digital alignment platforms...
We met with Dr Claudio Orlich (Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Clinica 20/20 San José, Cosat Rica) at the 2018 WOC meeting to discuss the newly FDA-approved miLOOP™ (ianTECH, Reno, NV, UA) device. In this interview, Dr Orlich explains how the miLOOP device works to break down cataracts, and...
In this interview with Dr Roberto Bellucci, (Ophthalmologist, Private Practice, Saló, Italy) we gain an insight into the latest advances in cataract diagnosis and surgery. Dr Bellucci reviews the use of OCT for the diagnosis of cataracts, and the merits semi-automated cataract surgery. He also...
Prof Boris Malyugin, Professor of Ophthalmology, Deputy Director General (R&D, Edu), The S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery State Institution, Moscow, Russia, discusses the recent developments in cataract diagnostic tools, including optical biometry, devices for measuring corneal curvature, and...
We caught up with Dr Emilio de Almeida Torres Netto, of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, at the WOC annual meeting 2018. Dr de Almeida Torres Netto was recently awarded the ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship Award for his work in corneal biomechanics, keratoconus, and cross-linking,...