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Pinhole Xtrafocus

Heidelberg 01 September 2020.

In Clinical, news, Sep 01, 2020

The aesthetics of iris reconstruction

Iris reconstruction with custom-made artificial iris: pupil centration and colour-matching

In laboratory, news, Aug 18, 2020

IOL sutured to an Artificial Iris - does it affect the IOL's optics?

Contributed by Dr. Hyeck-Soo Son. Heidelberg 01 August 2020. We are very pleased to see our research paper published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, indeed the jou...

In laboratory, news, Aug 05, 2020

Anneke Worst (1928-2020)

We extend our condolences to Erik-Jan, family, friends, and colleagues of **Anneke Worst**, the founder (with her husband Jan) of the brilliant **Ophtec** IOL company. Please visit the Ophtec site, to see their memorial to Mevr. Worst: []

In ophthalmology, news, Aug 04, 2020

Dry eye drops

Drops for dry eyes after cataract surgery

In clinical, news, Aug 03, 2020

Supplementary IOL calcification

Variation in IOL calcification in eyes with supplementary sulcus-supported lenses

In lab, research, Jul 27, 2020

Prizewinning work on Infra-red vision

My Master thesis “Infrared-light visibility threshold measured in diabetic and healthy patients using a two-photon ophthalmoscope” was awarded the R+H Wissenschaftspreis 2020 by the Rupp+Hubrach jury. For international readers, this is an annual Prize for science papers in the optical and ophthalmic field, which is supported by Rupp + Hubrach.

In lab, news, Jun 22, 2020

Chinese presentation

David J. Apple's presentation during the recent webinar. The PowerPoint slides are original and in English. For those who don't read Chinese, the PowerPoint slide are original. The presentation is in Chinese, but the slides are in English as well. For more information, visit:

In lab, news, Jun 21, 2020

After Lock-down - how to re-start?

Cataract surgery with IOL implantation has almost stopped in most countries because of regulations to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infections. In May, in many European and Asian countries, we start to see some relaxation of these regulations. The critical question now is how do surgeons re-start clinical and surgical practices once Lock-Down Restrictions have ended?

In news, COVID 19, May 11, 2020

Powerlist2020: Auffarth

"The Ophthalmologist" magazine published a "Ranking" of the "100 most influential personalities in ophthalmology worldwide" This list is updated every two years, since 2014, and once again, Prof Gerd Auffarth is listed. The ranking includes not just eye surgeons but the research scientists and engineers as well as industry leaders.

In lab, news, Apr 06, 2020