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Ophthalmic surgery

Eye surgery

Principal Investigator: Madeleine Zetterberg

The eye surgery group conducts research in the cataract field (in adults and children), in corneal diseases, posterior segment surgery and in the ocular plastic field.

The cataract research comprises translational studies about pathogenic mechanisms to lens opacification as well as epidemiologic research about prevalence, quality-of-life and risk factors for cataract. In addition, prospective randomized studies are conducted to elucidate optimal surgival management, for example in choosing the appropriate intraocular lens prosthesis. Paediatric cataract is a rare condition that is only surgically managed in two clinics in Sweden and research in this field is conducted in close collaboration with the national paediatric register.

Keratokonus is a degenerative disease of the cornea that sometimes requires corneal transplantation. A novel method, crosslinking of the collagen fibres with riboflavin and UV-light has emerged as an attractive treatment alternative in recent years. The eye surgery group is doing research that aims to map genetic features of the disease and through randomized studies analyse possible benefits of this treatment.

Surgery of the posterior eye segment (retina and vitreous body) is perfomed both in primary retinal diseases such as retinal detachment and epiretinal membranes as well as due to complications to cataract surgery, in severe infections and in eye trauma. At present, projects are conducted to map the prevalence of and risk factors for retinal detachment. Projects are also conducted to investigate the increase in risk of retinal detachment after cataract surgery.

Research in ocular plastic surgery includes studies investigating surgery of the tear pathways, evisceration (surgical removal of the eye) and eye lid tumours.

Principal Investigator

Madeleine Zetterberg


E-mail: madeleine.zetterberg@neuro.gu.se
Phone: +46 31-342 32 55

Page Manager: Katinka Almrén|Last update: 8/16/2017

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-02-19