Presse Releases 2010

World Ophthalmology Congress 2010
Dangerous Visual Field Loss – Glaucoma increases risk of falls and accidents

Berlin, May 2010 – Glaucoma causes vision loss, which severely reduces peripheral vision. This often leads to falls and accidents: the risk of falling in glaucoma patients is four times higher than in those who have healthy vision. They are also at risk when driving without being aware of it themselves. The German Society of Ophthalmology (DOG) draws attention to these risks in the run-up to the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC® 2010). The world’s largest ophthalmologic congress starts at the beginning of June in Berlin.

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World Ophthalmology Congress 2010 ICC Berlin, Germany
New method in corneal transplant surgery: faster healing, fewer complications

Berlin, May 2010 – Diseases of the cornea are one of the most common causes of blindness. If the cornea has become cloudy, very often only an operation can help. A new surgery procedure now enables doctors to graft only an extremely thin layer instead of the entire thickness of the cornea. The eye recovers from this procedure considerably faster than from the conventional method. Moreover, astigmatism and other complications are much rarer. Progress made in the field of corneal transplant surgery is a key topic at the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC® 2010), which takes place in Berlin in June.

Please find the complete press release here: (*.pdf)

World Ophthalmology Congress 2010
Gene Therapy for Blindness: First Successes in Hereditary Retinal Diseases

Berlin, April 2010 – Patients with rare hereditary eye diseases, such as Leber congenital amaurosis, suffer from severe visual impairment from birth. Indeed, they often go completely blind before reaching adulthood. Gene therapy can help to improve visual performance and prevent blindness. Ophthalmologists from 120 countries will be discussing the first study findings at the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC® 2010), which takes place in Berlin in June.

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World Ophthalmology Congress 2010
Can new artificial intraocular lenses replace reading glasses?

Berlin, March 2010 – More and more frequently patients can dispense with glasses after cataract surgery. This is made possible by modern lens implants, which enable both near and distant vision. In the meantime, this type of lens can replace glasses in cases of classic presbyopia. Progress in lens technology is one of the topics at the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC® 2010). The world’s largest ophthalmologic congress takes place in June in Berlin.

Please find the complete press release here: (*.pdf)