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Latest News from Euretina 2022

Free Paper Focus: FAF imaging underestimates retinal displacement

Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) does not demonstrate the full extent of retinal displacement that is present following pars plana vitrectomy for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) repair and reveals only the “tip of the iceberg”, according to a study presented at the 22nd EURETINA Congress. “Furthermore, although FAF detects the presence of...

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Symposium showcases cutting-edge retinal research

A diverse range of topics from the role of blood flow in diabetic retinopathy to a new pipeline treatment for central retinal artery occlusion and an update on the risk of vasculitis after brolucizumab injections were some of the key themes covered in the EURETINA research session. Chaired by Prof...

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Making headway in the battle against inherited retinal diseases

Recent research and developments in gene therapy and cell therapy have shown therapeutic promise in a range of inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), many of which are currently incurable and lead to irreversible vision loss, delegates attending the EURETINA session were told. Chaired by Bart Leroy and Isabelle Audo, the session...

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New treatments changing tumour treatment landscape

Potentially groundbreaking new treatments for uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma and melanocytic lesions were among the noteworthy recent developments highlighted in the EURETINA session on tumours. Chaired by Jens Folke Kiilgaard and Heinrich Heimann, delegates were brought up to date on some of the exciting drugs and new techniques emerging from clinical...

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A treasure trove of retinal resources

The 22nd EURETINA Congress may be over, but delegates are reminded that EURETINA offers a variety of year-round resources for all your educational needs. Much of this educational content is free to access on the EURETINA website and includes a wide range of podcasts, case studies and articles covering a...

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EURETINA video awards highlight surgical skill

An innovative technique to rescue a black nucleus after failed cataract surgery and the utility of using subretinal lavage in persistent subretinal fluid after retinal detachment repair were among some of the vitreoretinal surgical techniques showcased in the 2022 EURETINA Video Awards, with the very high standard of entries this...

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Free Paper Focus: Real-world data confirms promise of ocular gene therapy

The latest data from the ongoing PERCEIVE study seems to be consistent with the findings of clinical trials of voretigene neparvovec (VN), the first approved ocular gene therapy for patients with RPE65-mediated inherited retinal dystrophy and sufficient viable retinal cells. “Based on this year 2 interim analysis, the PERCEIVE study...

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Exciting updates announced in Late Breaking session

A host of exciting data and potentially ground-breaking results which could make a real impact on clinical care for a wide range of retinal diseases were featured at the Late Breaking News session at EURETINA. Global Survey on Management of DME and DR Chaired by Ramin Tadayoni, Jose García Arumí...

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Kreissig Lecture Preview: Retinal Mobility and Plasticity in Retinal Surgery

Professor Hiroko Terasaki will deliver the Kreissig Award Lecture in Hall 1 (Level 2) at 12:30 on Saturday 3 September 2022. Lecture highlights key questions about retinal mobility and plasticity. The ways in which recent advances in imaging technologies have helped to enhance our understanding of fundamental questions concerning retinal...

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World Retina Day is taking place today

A celebration of global ophthalmology  The 5th World Retina Day taking place on September 3 celebrates the scientific exchange of knowledge between retinal specialists from all corners of the globe. “EURETINA is delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on retina developments across the globe. In association with 25...

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Full steam ahead for Ophthalmologica

Ophthalmologica looks to the next phase of growth Professor Martin Zinkernagel assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of Ophthalmologica, the official journal of EURETINA, earlier this year. In this interview, he outlines his vision for the journal in the coming years. Has Ophthalmologica achieved its aims in a crowded market for...

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Redressing the balance – Women in Retina programme gathers momentum

Launched as part of EURETINA’s Roadmap 2025 development plan, the Women in Retina (WiR) programme strives to nurture diversity by giving all genders equal opportunity at all levels in the field of retina. In ophthalmology the role played by women is immense with more than 50% of ophthalmologists being female....

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Real world evidence session mines the registries to deliver better patient care

Data registries can be a rich resource of real-world evidence (RWE) to help guide clinical decisions in retinal disease and have become increasingly utilised in recent years. At a special EURETINA symposium entitled “Real-World Evidence (RWE) Registries”, delegates heard how different national and international registries are helping to answer key...

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Slick manoeuvres for silicone oil complications

Although silicone oil has been successfully used by retina surgeons as a tamponading agent for decades, its use can result in a range of complications including keratopathy, glaucoma, hypotony and iritis, among others. Surgical pearls and various strategies to deal with some of these tricky scenarios were outlined in a...

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Free Paper Focus: More equitable access needed for patients with IRDs

Patients with inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) do not have equitable access to best practice genetic testing and counselling services, according to the results of a global survey presented at the 22nd EURETINA Congress. “Greater awareness and training is needed among eye care professionals about inherited retinal degenerations, and the benefits...

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Advances in imaging technologies unlock retinal secrets

The EURETINA session on imaging provided a timely update on how modern imaging modalities in the field of retina have greatly enhanced our understanding of common ocular pathologies including diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration (AMD), central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR), and many rare retinal diseases which were poorly understood before....

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22nd EURETINA Congress opens in Hamburg

Retinal specialists and researchers from across the globe descend on Hamburg for the the 22nd Annual Congress of EURETINA. As one of Germany’s most vibrant port cities, Hamburg provides the ideal backdrop to this year’s gathering of clinicians and surgeons interested in the research and treatment of retinal and macular...

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New approaches bring renewed vigour to the AMD battleground

Methods to improve therapeutic efficacy, enhance patient comfort and compliance and reduce side effects in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration were among the topics highlighted in the opening EURETINA session on AMD. Chaired by Frank Holz and Anat Loewenstein, the symposium provided a broad overview of recent innovations in...

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Surgical creativity on show at RETINAWS symposium

Necessity is the mother of invention and the true test of any surgeon is when things don’t go according to plan. Staying calm, finding creative solutions to complex problems and delving deep in the surgical bag of tricks to rescue difficult situations – these were the key virtues on show...

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Hamburg Travel Tips

Hamburg highlights If you have some time away from the Congress for a bit of sightseeing, we’ve got you covered with this quick guide to Hamburg’s main tourist attractions. The Rathaus (City Hall) is Hamburg’s seat of government but also a beautiful neo-renaissance building with impressive architecture including a lavish...

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EURETINA Mentorship Programme 2022/2023

A helping hand Initial head-to-head meeting of EURETINA mentors and mentees to take place in Hamburg Officially launched last year, the EURETINA mentorship programme is now hitting its stride with the Hamburg Congress providing a welcome opportunity for the first face-to-face meeting between the six designated retinal specialists and their...

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Sustainability is the new byword for EURETINA congress management

Greening the EURETINA Congress As the EURETINA Congress returns as a live, face-to-face event, the importance of reducing waste and limiting the environmental impact of such a major event has not been forgotten in the post-COVID era. The EURETINA Board is committed to placing environmental sustainability at the very heart...

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