Cataract patients demand postoperative spectacle independence at least for distance & excellent visual quality.
Besides trials in the field of ocular biometry and IOL power calculation, we focus on assessment of different IOL designs, as well as measurement techniques to assess IOL position. Also, corneal incisional techniques, corneal biomechanics, as well as intra- and postoperative imaging of the cornea, are some of our scientific interests. read more...
Influence of posterior vitreous detachment on retinal detachment after lens surgery in myopic eyes
After cataract surgery there is an increased risk of developing pseudophakic retinal detachment (RD). Especially myopic patients have an even higher risk of RD compared to the general population. The aim of this multicenter study is to document the presence and / or post-operative development of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) and to assess its influence on the incidence of retinal detachment in myopes in a time period of 3 and 5 years after lens surgery.
The first step in the process of vision is the conversion of light into signals that can be interpreted in the brain
The retina, the sensory membrane that lines the inner surface of the back of the eyeyball, can suffer from a wide variety of problems, conditions and diseases. Macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common serious, age-related eye disease and numerous studies have been conducted to detect the optimal treatment for this problem.
A group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve which can result in vision loss and blindness
The optic nerve, a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers, connects the retina to the brain. A healthy optic nerve is necessary for good vision. Studies have shown that eye pressure is a major risk factor for optic nerve damage (for example the open-angle glaucoma) but also the blood pressure can influence the process of this disease.
Many factors influence the level of patient satisfaction
We are evaluating tools for the assess- ment of quality of life in patients before and after cataract surgery, as well as interactive methods to facilitate the informed consent process.