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Haigis-TK power calculation formula provides best error prediction after LASIK

The Haigis-TK formula had the smallest prediction error for calculating IOL powers after LASIK.

Botond Roska wins highly competitive ERC / Horizon 2020 grant

Professor Botond Roska, Co-Director of the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) and Professor at the University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine, has won a € 2.5 million Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Early visual experience drives precise alignment of cortical networks for binocular vision

Neural networks in the visual cortex of the brain do a remarkable job of transforming the patterns of light that fall onto the retina into the vivid sensory experience of sight.

Two new Arena Centre for Research-Based Educational Associate Fellowships awarded at the IoO

Congratulations to Silvia Dragoni and Victoria Tovell for being awarded the Arena Centre for Research-Based Education Associate Fellowships (AFHEA) for teaching and learning support activity.

Pinhole camera effect in small-aperture implant corrects presbyopia in patients

When paired with multifocal extended-depth-of-field technology, the IC-8 lens delivers extended depth of focus near, far, and intermediate ranges while reducing halo and glare.

Potential new treatment for severe dry eye disease

Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment for a disease that causes severe dry eyes and dry mouth.

Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone

Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults.

Update on COVID-19 for ophthamologists

The ESCRS is committed to giving the ophthalmology community every support in the coming days, weeks and months. To encourage and facilitate communication, we have established an ESCRS COVID 19 interactive platform.

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids' eyesight

The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes.

Patient-friendly retinal vessel measuring shows cardiovascular risk

Peter Maloca, group leader at IOB for Ophthalmic Imaging, together with Konstantin Gugleta, senior attending physician at the University Hospital Eye Clinic Basel and Henner Hanssen, Head of Preventive Sports Medicine & Systems Physiology, Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel, investigated whether an easy-to-use method of measuring retinal vessel diameters can indicate cardiovascular risk.

Researchers discover tooth-enamel protein in eyes with dry AMD

A protein that normally deposits mineralized calcium in tooth enamel may also be responsible for calcium deposits in the back of the eye in people with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study from researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI).

Morning Break: Glaucoma Eye Implant OK'd; Vodka Hand Sanitizer? Cheers to Brain Health

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff

Immunological regulatory circuit may play central role in ocular diseases

Researchers at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), working with an international network of scientists, have identified an inflammatory regulatory circuit in the eye controlled by a subtype of endothelial cell, those that line the interior of blood vessels.

AI may help spot newborns at risk for most severe form of blinding disease

An artificial intelligence (AI) device that has been fast-tracked for approval by the Food and Drug Administration may help identify newborns at risk for aggressive posterior retinopathy of prematurity (AP-ROP).

Lipid helps heal the eye's frontline protection

A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.