April 2021


Forewordby Dr. Michael Bärtschi, PhD


  • Pathomechanism of geographical AMD deciphered - therapy options already available
  • Myopia progression from wearing first glasses to adult age: the DREAM Study
  • Rho kinase (ROCK) inhibitors in the management of corneal endothelial disease
  • Loss of sense of smell and taste may last up to 5 months after COVID-19
  • Screening for open-angle glaucoma and its effect on blindness


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February 2021


Invitation to the saoo virtual congress, 3-5 march 2021  by Prof. Dr Matthias Becker


  • Refractive and visual outcome of misaligned toric IOL after operative realignment
  • Prevalence and time trends in myopia among children and adolescents— results of the German KiGGS study
  • Bilateral visual improvement with unilateral gene therapy injection for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy( LHON)
  • Influence of Artificial Tears on Keratometric Measurements in Cataract Patients
  • Researchers Discover Clue to How to Protect Neurons and Encourage Their Growth


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November 2020

Foreword by Prof. Dr Daniel Mojon


  • Optical visual aids in the mountains
  • Vitamin D and Ocular Inflammation
  • Basic scientific research awards 2020 from PRO RETINA and Retina Suisse
  • Topical therapy appears to be effective for closing secondary macular holes
  • Subanesthetic Ketamine Reactivates Adult Cortical Plasticity to Restore Vision from Amblyopia
  • Rapamycin preserves muscle function
  • Serine and Lipid Metabolism in Macular Disease (Mac Tel) and Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Professor Botond Roska receives the 2020 Körber Prize
  • Mediconsult launches an attractive offer on its online-shop


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August 2020


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January 2020


  • President's New Year Greetings Dr. Dietmar Thumm


  • A New Era in the Treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Simultaneous Inhibition of Angiopoietin-2 and Vascular Endothelial
    Growth Factor-A with Faricimab in Diabetic Macular Edema: BOULEVARD
    Phase 2 Randomized Trial
  • Clinical and etiologic characteristics of de novo uveitis in patients aged
    60 years and above: experience of a French tertiary center
  • Mediterranean Diet and Incidence of Advanced Age-Related Macular
    Degeneration: The EYE-RISK Consortium
  • Visual neurons don't work the way scientists thought

The scientific publications have been selected and elaborated by Dr. Vera Schmit-Eilenberger

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November 2019


  • Foreword Prof. Christian Prünte


  • Does Nd:YAG Capsulotomy Increase the Risk of Retinal Detachment?
  • Which quadrant is less painful for intravitreal injection? A prospective study
  • Ethological observations of social behavior in the operating room
  • Pigmentary Maculopathy Associated with Chronic Exposure to Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
  • Neurostimulation for Tear Production
  • Diurnal variation in corneal edema in Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
  • Water Exposure and the Risk of Contact Lens-Related Disease

The scientific publications have been selected and elaborated by Dr. Vera Schmit-Eilenberger

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August 2019


  • Foreword by Prof. Daniel Mojon


  • Is Myopia associated with the Incidence and Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy?
  • Effect of Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy on intraocular pressure, refraction, anterior chamber depth, and macular thickness
  • Gene edits to “CRISPR Babies” might have shortened their life expectancy
  • Study finds no need to delay cataract surgery in patients with elevated hemoglobin A1c
  • Tempted to cheat on a written exam? Artificial intelligence is 90% certain to nab you
  • Bacterial and Fungal Keratitis: A Retrospective Analysis at a University Hospital in Switzerland
  • The Aging Retina in the Context of Cerebral Neurodegenerative Diseases

The scientific publications have been selected and elaborated by Dr. Vera Schmit-Eilenberger

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April 2019



  • Greetings from Dr. Dietmar Thumm & Prof. Daniel Mojon


  • Early life factors for myopia in the British Twins Early Development Study
  • FDA approves Rocklatan for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension
  • Anti-VEGF Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy: Consequences in inadvertent Treatment Interruptions
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism: A Nationwide Cohort Study
  • Demodex mite infestation and its associations with tear film and ocular surface parameters in patients with ocular discomfort
  • NHS England restricts patients' access to cataract removal
  • Laser trabeculoplasty as a first-line therapy?

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January 2019



  • GREETINGS from Dr. Dietmar Thumm


  • No efficacy proven for Lampalizumab in geographic atrophy
  • Do Patients with Retinal Artery Occlusion Need Urgent Neurologic Evaluation?
  • Factors Associated with Graft Rejection in the Cornea Preservation Time Study
  • The effect of cold tetracaine on the severity of burning sensation upon instillation

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November 2018



  • GREETINGS from Dr. Theo Signer


  • n−3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease- no effect proven
  • Aflibercept and nAMD - Does a lot help a lot?
  • Are risk factors for growth of choroidal nevi associated with malignant transformation?
  • Posterior capsular complication rates with femtosecond laser-as- sisted cataract surgery: a consecutive comparative cohort and literature review
  • Antivascular endothelial growth factor agents pretreatment before vitrectomy for complicated proliferative diabetic retino- pathy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
  • Aerpio completes enrolment in Phase IIb trial of AKB-9778 for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • New analysis of Novartis Phase III brolucizumab (RTH258) data in nAMD
  • Sub-Threshold Nanosecond Laser Intervention in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: The LEAD Randomized Controlled Clini- cal Trial

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August 2018



  • Greetings from the President


  • Conservatively Treated Orbital Blowout Fractures - Spontaneous Radiologic Improvement
  • The XEN45 Gel Stent as a minimally invasive procedure in glaucoma surgery
  • Epithelium-on photorefractive intrastromal cross-linking (PiXL) for reduction of low myopia
  • Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal Aflibercept for Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy in the PLANET Study
  • Evaluation of the Macular Ganglion Cell-Inner Plexiform Layer and the Circumpapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer in Early to Severe Stages of Glaucoma: Correlation with Central Visual Function and Visual Field Indexes
  • Real-World Vision in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Patients Treated with Single Anti-VEGF Drug Type for 1 Year in the IRIS Registry
  • Real-life clinical data for dexamethasone and ranibizumab in the treatment of branch or central retinal vein occlusion over a period of six months
  • Additive effects of orthokeratology and atropine 0.01% ophthalmic solution in slowing axial elongation in children with myopia: first year results

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April 2018



  • Looking Back: SAoO Congress 28.2. – 2.3.2018
  • Innovation Prize: Marc Gobin


  • Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Drugs Do Not Affect Visual Outcome in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration in the BRAMD Trial.
  • Early Versus Late Canalicular Laceration Repair Outcomes
  • Comparative analysis of the safety and efficacy of intracameral cefuroxime, moxifloxacin and vancomycin at the end of cataract surgery: a meta-analysis.
  • Recent clinically relevant highlights from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
  • Circulating Serum Fatty Acid-Binding Protein 4 ( FABP4) Levels Predict the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients.
  • Smartphones in ophthalmology

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January 2018



  • Editorial
  • 2ⁿd SAoO convention February 28 – March 2, 2018
  • Congress Specials
  • First General Assembly of the Swiss Academy Association


  • Status of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
  • A genetic Revolution for Ophthalmology?
  • AAO 2017 Retina Subspecialty Day: Protocol U
  • Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy – Factors Influencing Episode Duration
  • Topical treatment for keratoconus gains orphan status
  • The ISNT Rule: How Often Does It Apply to Disc Photographs and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Measurements in the Normal Population?
  • Comparison of Glaucoma Progression Detection by Optical Coherence Tomography and Visual Field

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