Entries by Dr Richard Smith

Clinical trial investigates new eye drop therapy for pterygium

Australian researchers are trialing eye drops that could have the potential to replace current surgical methods to treat pterygium of the eye. Lions Eye Institute (LEI) researchers have entered the recruitment phase to test a new drug, called AG-86893, on patients with pterygium. Also known as ‘surfer’s eye’, pterygium affects 270,500 Australians. Pterygium is a […]

From Gut to Eye: New Approaches to Dry Eye Disease

From Gut to Eye: New Approaches to Dry Eye Disease Scientists are embracing novel approaches to treating disease – the use of faecal implants and tablets to treat gut problems and serious conditions such as depression, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, was one of the big medical stories in 2018. Now both the gut and ocular surface microbiomes are being explored by […]

Mediterranean Diet Prevents AMD

Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of agerelated macular degeneration (AMD). A large collaboration of researchers from the European Union investigating the connection between genes and lifestyle on the development of AMD have found that people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet cut their risk of late-stage AMD by 41 per cent. This research expands […]

Astigmatism correction with Acrysof T2 Toric IOL

“Astigmatism Correction with Acrysof T2 Toric IOL” at 18th European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Winter Meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Dr Richard Smith (presenter), Dr Margaret Kearns (co-author) Abstract: This study indicated that accurate correction of astigmatism is possible down to +/- 0.5 Dioptre. This is an important element in achieving better vision from cataract surgery.

Dr Richard Smith presents at ESCRS 2014

European Society of  Cataract and Refractive Surgery Winter Meeting – Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014 Presentation: “Results of Astigmatism Correction with Alcon Acrysof T2 IOL” Authors: Dr Richard Smith (presenter), Dr Margaret Kearns (co-author) Abstract: This study indicated that accurate correction of astigmatism is possible down to +/- 0.5 Dioptre. This is an important element in achieving better vision from cataract surgery.