Ophthalmology today and tomorrow: surgery and more


Image: Look over the shoulder of an eye surgeon who is operating at a microscope; Copyright: panthermedia.net/mearicon

Eye surgery is increasingly done minimally-invasive; ©panthermedia.net/ mearicon

Image: Schematic depiction of the eye during cataract surgery; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Roberto Biasini

Example cataract surgery: the blind lense can be sucked out through a small channel. Afterwards, a flexible synthetic lense is injected that unfolds inside the eye; ©panthermedia.net/ Roberto Biasini

Outpatient eye surgery calls for changes in the healthcare system

Image: A patient is holding a bottle with eye drops up to his reddened eye; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ Weerapat Kiatdumrong

Patients can ideally take care of their eyes by themselves after minimally-invasive surgery. This reduces bed and costs at eye clinics; ©panthermedia.net/ Weerapat Kiatdumrong

Ophthalmology of tomorrow: surgery is just the tip of the iceberg

Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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