OTE Articles

Patient safety with OVDs: The first priority of cataract surgeryProfessor Gerd U. Auffarth and collegues have found that ophthalmic viscoelastic devices that combine both dispersive and cohesive properties, so that they can be used in sequence and at the appropriate phases of cataract surgery, can result in decreased complications, low adverse events, improved visibility and good space management.
A paradigm for the treatment of ocular hypertension in glaucoma suspectsThe combined clinical use of pattern electroretinography for the detection of early glaucoma indicators and selective laser trabeculoplasty for intervention may help realise the potential of early detection and treatment.
Improving the accuracy and comfort of intravitreal injectionsAn intravitreal injection device can provide repeatable results and added comfort for the patient, removing the need for a drape and speculum.
Overcoming the small-pupil FLACS challenge with the Malyugin ringThe second-generation Malyugin ring is a versatile pupil expansion ring with high efficacy in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. Professor Boris Malyugin notes its advantages, having used it on a variety of classically difficult eyes and in complicated surgical cases.
Could Instagram be the key to career success?Usually the reserve of millennials, one surgeon finds that Instagram can help make connections in clinical settings.
Private practice: No more a one-man jobIn the early days of my career as a private practitioner in the field if ophthalmology, armed with just a slit lamp and a trial frame, the challenge was only the appropriate care of the patient.
Macular degeneration patients regain sight with stem cell implantsTwo patients with macular degeneration regained reading vision after receiving stem cells implanted with a new technique, according to researchers.
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Personal experience with using an IOL for varied situationsIn the absence of an in-the-bag IOL option following cataract surgery, there are practical benefits of using a three piece, fully pre-loaded aspheric acrylic hydrophobic IOL system and its suitability for a wide variety of situations.
Early detection in AMD: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cureInterventions in AMD are most effective when administered early in the disease course. Studies provide evidence supporting this and a number of tools and techniques can be used to improve rates of early detection to improve patients’ long-term outcomes.