World Ophthalmology Congress

Healio brings you the highlights from World Ophthalmology Congress. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from WOC, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Implantable, refillable device provides sustained delivery of anti-VEGF

April 10, 2014
TOKYO — An implantable device that provides sustained delivery of ranibizumab showed potential for optimal visual and anatomical outcomes…
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Underdeveloped regions need area-specific health care plans, market regulations

April 10, 2014
TOKYO — Underdeveloped regions of the world need eye care professionals, such as technicians, nurses and other non-medical staff, who…
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New options improve diagnosis, treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction in children

April 9, 2014
TOKYO — Meibomian gland dysfunction in children is an underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed pathology that needs accurate assessment of clinical signs…
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Pioneer of refractive surgery discusses present, future available options

April 9, 2014
TOKYO — Corneal refractive surgery has lost ground over the past few years for reasons that should be better analyzed, but new developments are…
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Prevention, treatment of bleb-related infection crucial in trabeculectomy

April 8, 2014
TOKYO — Prophylaxis of infection through bleb hygiene after surgery and treatment of bleb leakage are crucial to the success of trabeculectomy…
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Current magnitude, trends of glaucoma- and diabetic retinopathy-related vision loss raise concern

April 8, 2014
TOKYO — The prevalence of glaucoma-related and diabetic retinopathy-related blindness has shown a decrease over the past 20 years, but there…
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Intraoperative AS-OCT measurement of lens capsule allows for accurate IOL power calculation

April 8, 2014
TOKYO — A microscope-mounted anterior segment optical coherence tomography prototype allows for accurate measurement of distances within the…
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Advanced OCT technology allows imaging of lamina cribrosa

April 8, 2014
TOKYO — The latest developments in optical coherence tomography technology have the potential to unveil features and monitor changes of the…
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VIDEO: Remote-controlled slit lamp aids teleophthalmology

April 8, 2014
In this video from the World Ophthalmology Congress in Tokyo, Iordanis Chatziangelidis, MD, shows how his remote-controlled…
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Novel high near add multifocal IOL well tolerated, effective in AMD patients

April 7, 2014
TOKYO — A novel IOL model with high near addition provides low vision patients with good distance vision and the ability to read with reduced…