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Posted on 10.04.2017

Technology has transformed eye surgery – and the best is yet to come

High-tech innovation and advanced surgical techniques have transformed the field of ophthalmology, with new treatment options making surgery faster and more accurate. We speak to Professor Rudy Nuijts, a leader in the field of cataract surgery, about the radical changes he has seen and what the future may hold. How has cataract care changed since […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author


Posted on 08.03.2017

Code of Ethical Business Practice: Impressions from interviews with Healthcare Professionals

The MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice entered into force on the 1st January 2017, with the phase-out of direct sponsorship that needs to be implemented in less than a year from now. The Code has been the topic of many conversations. However, until recently, we did not have the opinion of individual Healthcare […]


Posted on 25.11.2016

Blurring the lines between man and machine

Professor Kevin Warwick is pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence and cyborg technologies How can artificial intelligence (AI ) improve healthcare? AI can be used to learn what is going on in different parts of the body and to predict problems. This gives us the power to prevent problems before they arise or to counteract […]

By Kevin Warwick Emeritus Professor of Cybernetics - University of Reading


Posted on 15.11.2016

Changing how we see diabetic retinopathy

Consider this: about 60 million people in Europe have diabetes. Out of those who have it for more than 20 years, 75% will develop some form of diabetic retinopathy (DR). It’s a startling statistic. Early detection of DR can prevent blindness, which is why people with diabetes should be tested every year. But because so […]

By Edouard Colas DreamUp Vision Chief Medical Officer


Posted on 09.08.2016

Eye health: your vision matters

What is your day-to-day work like? I work in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Charles University Faculty of Medicine, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, specializing in cataract surgery, refractive surgery, the treatment of retinal diseases and laser corneal surgery, amongst others. In fact, I carry out over 2000 cataract surgeries a year. I also deal […]

By Pavel Rozsival Prof. MUDr. at the Charles University Faculty of Medicine

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Posted on 03.10.2013

Raising patients’ awareness on treatment options for cataract

The rapid ageing of the European population has urged the need for prevention and proper treatment of age-related diseases. Amongst these priorities and priority diseases, Cataract is today the major cause of vision impairment of senior citizens worldwide, responsible of 48 % of blindness around the globe.

By Miguel Bernabeu Chairman Ophthalmology Sector Group Eucomed and Head Market Access EURMEA Alcon