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Dry eye drops

Evaporative dry eye (EDE) is a common condition where tears evaporate too quickly, causing discomfort, irritation, and blurred vision. It is often caused by meibomian gland dysfunction, which can be treated with warm compresses, thermal pulsation, intense pulsed light, and meibomian gland probing. EDE can also be managed with topical medications like spironolactone and azithromycin.

In clinical, news, Aug 03, 2020

Supplementary IOL calcification

Researchers analyzed explanted intraocular lenses from polypseudophakic eyes with supplementary sulcus-supported lenses, finding calcification in both capsular bag and supplementary lenses, with varying morphology and patterns related to environmental factors and comorbidities.

In lab, research, Jul 27, 2020

Prizewinning work on Infra-red vision

The Rupp+Hubrach Science Prize 2020 was awarded to Asu Rayamajhi for their Master's thesis on measuring infrared-light visibility thresholds in diabetic and healthy patients using a two-photon ophthalmoscope.

In lab, news, Jun 22, 2020

Chinese presentation

The text discusses David J. Apple's laboratory experience and how ophthalmologists can contribute to the innovative development of artificial crystalline lenses. It includes a link to a presentation by Prof. Auffarth, which is in English, and thanks Eyebright for compiling and translating the content.

In lab, news, Jun 21, 2020

After Lock-down - how to re-start?

The webinar, "SIFI Global Webinar," held on May 9, 2020, discussed the challenges of restarting cataract surgery after lockdown restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel, consisting of seven surgeons from Asia and Europe, covered topics such as patient interview protocols, COVID-19 testing, ocular infection, and tele-ophthalmology. The webinar aimed to provide guidance on safely resuming clinical and surgical practices.

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

Eradicating PCO

Gerd Auffarth celebrates David Apple's landmark paper on eradicating posterior capsule opacification, highlighting its significance in reducing YAG laser procedures and improving cataract surgery techniques.

In lab, news, Mar 29, 2020

DGII Mainz

The 34th Annual Congress of the DGII was held in Mainz, Germany, from February 13 to 15, 2020. The event featured presentations from the Apple Lab and the Eye Department in Heidelberg, with several team members winning awards for their research on intraocular lenses and optics.

In News, Feb 15, 2020

Visualising rays in IOLs

The study visualized and analyzed the optical performance of four intraocular lens (IOL) models using a ray propagation imaging technique and modulation transfer function (MTF) measurements. The IOLs included a monofocal, bifocal, trifocal, and extended-depth-of-focus (EDOF) lens. The results showed distinct foci for distance and near vision in the bifocal and EDOF IOLs, and three distinct foci in the trifocal IOL. The technique allowed for a qualitative assessment and comparison of light energy distribution between different IOL models.

In research, news, Feb 05, 2020

EDOF IOL research

This study compares the image quality of three extended depth-of-focus (EDOF) intraocular lens models in monochromatic and polychromatic light. The results show that EDOF IOLs are more resistant to chromatic effects and provide better through-focus performance than monofocal IOLs, but differences in optical design and pupil dependency should be considered for optimal patient outcomes.

In research , news, Jan 20, 2020