The annual ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)

Report by Dr Andreas Hartwig 

Eye and vision researchers from all over the world had the opportunity to discover new research findings at the cutting edge of their own fields and topics, such as contact lenses, intraocular lenses, neuroscience, tissue imaging, preventative health etc. were on offer. Participants had the opportunity to discover in which direction eye and vision science is moving to in the future.

Approximately 11,000 participants attended this year’s ARVO meeting. Attendees could listen to keynote lectures from key speakers  and also hear from achievement award winners who explained research efforts that were deemed worthy of special recognition. Besides interesting presentations an outstanding number of posters were presented addressing various research questions of the field.

Optegra Eye Sciences presented a lecture entitled ‘Is there a link between age and deviation from predicted post-operative refraction (PPOR) after intraocular lens (IOL) implantation?’ Based on a retrospective analysis the authors Andreas Hartwig, Hema Radhakrishnan, Rob Morris, Jay Dermott and Clare O’Donnell conclude that patient’s age can have a statistically significant effect on the refractive outcome. The topic needs further consideration in future research projects to identify possible reasons for this observation.

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