Cataract Surgery with Toric Lenses for Astigmatism

Most people with cataracts want not only to have clear vision after cataract surgery, but freedom from eyeglasses as well.

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One thing that can prevent that from happening is residual astigmatism after surgery. Astigmatism is very common before and after cataract surgery.

Thankfully, special intraocular lenses (called toric IOLs) have been developed to more predictably correct astigmatism during cataract surgery.

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Male Facial Revolumisation with Dermal Fillers

Facial fillers are twice as popular among men as they were fifteen years ago.

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The times have changed. Whereas not so many years ago cosmetic enhancement was primarily the domain of the fairer sex, these days men want to look their best every bit as much as woman do. Fillers in men are definitely on the rise, because men are less likely to opt for facelifts than women. The use of dermal fillers are a great alternative to improve their appearance. 

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Halloween Horror: Improper use of decorative contact lenses may haunt you

Coloured contact lenses can make for an eye-popping fright with hues like zombie yellow, blood vampire or black wolf available for Halloween, but are you aware of the dangers of using unauthorised contact lenses?

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Late Detection of Glaucoma

In the January 2014 edition of Eurotimes there is an article entitled “Functional Burden – late detection of glaucoma weighs heavily on patients and health systems”.

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Glaucoma: to screen or not to screen?

A cover article in the Winter 2013 issue of Ophthalmology International deals with Glaucoma screening, authors P Bettin and F Di Matteo.

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Toric Lens Implants and Cataract Surgery

The latest November 2013 issue of Ophthalmology Times (Europe) presents an article entitled Astigmatism correction with a toric intraocular lens implant by Dr L Toto and Professor L Mastropasqua.

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New Topical Treatments Promising For Some Eyelid Tumours

Traditionally the best treatment for eyelid tumours is to remove the abnormal tissue surgically and repair the defect, often with a local skin flap or occasionally using a skin graft from another site eg: taken from behind the ear.

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MACULAR DISEASE SOCIETY – New name for 2013!

The Macular Disease Society is a registered charity dedicated to helping people with visual loss secondary to macular disease. The commonest problem in the macular area is macular degeneration, which accounts for almost 50% of all visual impairment in the developed world.

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VISION 2020 – The right to sight

The cover story in the November issue of the ESCRS Eurotimes is entitled “Striving to meet targets” and discusses the global impact of VISION 2020's goal of eliminating avoidable blindness by the year 2020.

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