Cataract surgery for falls prevention and improving vision: modelling the health gain, health system costs and cost-effectiveness in a high-income country - Boyd M, Kvizhinadze G, Kho A, Wilson G, Wilson N.

AIM: To estimate the health gain, health system costs and cost-effectiveness of cataract surgery when expedited as a falls prevention strategy (reducing the waiting time for surgery by 12 months) and as a routine procedure. METHODS: An established ...
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To determine efficacy and safety of trabecular micro-bypass stent (iStent) surgery by resident trainees and to compare surgical outcomes of iStent implantation by residents to attending surgeons.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Marqués-Fernández V, Garcia-Zamora M, Calabuig-Goena M, Diez-Montero C, Schellini SA, Khandekar R, Galindo-Ferreiro A Abstract Purpose: To objectively measure the upper eyelid position following phacoemulsification cataract surgery and to identify the determinants of postoperative transient ptosis. Methods: This is a single arm prospective study of patients who underwent cataract surgery from January to May 2017 at a tertiary Eye Hospital in Spain. Data comprised of: the type of anesthesia, the duration that the speculum remained in place and the total surgical time (duration of the procedure...
Source: Seminars in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Semin Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Saudi Journal of OphthalmologyAuthor(s): Sabin Sahu, Paras PanjiyarAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the anterior segment biometry characteristics in congenital cataract patients before undergoing surgery in a tertiary eye care centre.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the charts of congenital cataract patients aged less than 15 years who had undergone the congenital cataract surgery from Jan-Dec, 2015. 451 eyes of 351 patients were reviewed. The eyes were examined using an autorefract-keratometer, applanation A-scan and parameters like keratometry, axial length, corneal asti...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
To study the IOP variation during vacuum and docking of femtosecond laser application.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg on how a recent case series underlines their relative benefits compared with iris hooks.Medscape Ophthalmology
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If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney stones (urolithiasis), you may have several options for treatment. These include medical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and ureteroscopy. A brief anatomy of the urinary tract The urinary tract includes kidneys (two organs that filter waste and extra water from the blood) ureters (two tubes bringing urine from each kidney to the bladder) bladder (organ that collects urine) urethra (a single tube through which urine in the bladder passes out of the body). The evaluation for kidney stones If your symptoms suggest kidney...
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Authors: Izquierdo Villavicencio JC, Agudelo Arbelaez N, Lastra BR, Ramirez I, Quezada F, Ponte MC, Cañola L, Mejias Smith J Abstract Purpose/Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of combined phacoemulsification, viscogoniosynechialysis (VGSL), and endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP) in patients with moderate chronic angle-closure glaucoma (CACG) with peripheral anterior synechia (PAS) ≥90 not controlled with glaucoma medications and previous iridotomy yag laser. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed records from patients with cataract and uncontrolled chronic angle-closure glaucoma despit...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Eye, Published online: 18 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41433-019-0534-8Intravitreal dexamethasone implant as an alternative to systemic steroids as prophylaxis for uveitic cataract surgery: a randomized trial
Source: Eye - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionPKP à chaud within 5.3 months after first symptoms of therapy-resistant AK seems to result in better final BCVA than delayed graft surgery if the disease is resistant to a classical topical triple therapy. In addition, early PKP may have a favorable impact on epithelial healing and graft survival.FundingWe thank the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for supporting the work of Prof. N. Szentm áry at the Department of Ophthalmology of Saarland University Medical Center in Homburg/Saar, Germany. We thank the University of Saarland for funding the medical writing assistance and the Rapid Service Fe...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo compare the efficacy and safety of combined cataract extraction and either excisional goniotomy performed with the Kahook Dual Blade (KDB; phaco-KDB group) or single iStent trabecular bypass implantation (phaco-iStent group) in eyes with mild to moderate glaucoma and visually significant cataract.MethodsThis was a retrospective analysis of 315 eyes from 230 adults with mild or moderate glaucoma treated with one or more intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering medications (190 eyes of 134 subjects in the phaco-KDB group and 125 eyes of 96 subjects in the phaco-iStent group) that required no subsequent surgical ...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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