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January 2013 India

 

Mark Wevill APAO2013I was privileged to be invited to present scientific papers at the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Conference in Hyderabad. Nine thousand surgeons attended the conference in this fascinating city!  It was my first visit to India and a great experience. The conference was very interesting, with interesting new techniques and technologies. And the country and culture were vibrant and colorful.

The Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress programme.

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November 2012 Yanoff & Duker textbook

Yanoff Duker Wevill cataractHave finished updating my chapter on "The epidemiology, pathophysiology, causes, morphology and visual effects of cataracts" (what a mouthful!) for the 4th edition of the 1500 page Yanoff & Duker reference textbook used by eye surgeons around the world. Over 250 other authors were invited to contribute. Thankfully the days of one author writing an entire reference text are over! Click here to read the Chapter: Yanoff & Duker: Cataracts by Mark Wevill.

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October 2012 Dubrovnik

Croatian cataract refractive surgery 600I was thankful for the invitation to speak at the Croatian Ophthalmological Society meeting in Dubrovnik just as the winter was starting to arrive in the UK. Sunset over the harbor was a beautiful setting for a good conference.

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September 2012 New Finevision trifocal lens

b2ap3_thumbnail_FineVision-s.jpgI am very impressed with the Finevision trifocal lens implants. They are such an improvement on older multifocal intraocular lenses. The Finevision lenses are living up to their name (Far, INtermediate and NEar vision) and are enabling my patients to drive, work at a computer and see their phones. 

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April 2012 - Uganda

Uganda teaching 600Over 1000 patients were seen by five doctors, five nurses and ten other volunteers from the UK in 5 days. I was also invited to teach surgeons and nurses at Mengo and Kagiso Hospitals. Thanks to Optegra and Lenstec for their generous donations of lenses, equipment, instruments and medicines. I was impressed by the commitment of Kagiso staff and how many patients are treated with few resources. The eye drop manufacturing unit which uses recycled medicine ampules for eye drop bottles was an eye opener!

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