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Bionic eye system gains financial support in France

August 22, 2014

The French Ministry of Health has approved financial support for a bionic eye treatment, according to a Second Sight Medical Products press release.

The approval of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Second Sight) comes after the March 18, 2014, decision to add the Argus II system to the Forfait Innovation program, which introduces therapies to benefit patients with retinitis pigmentosa in France, according to the release.

In the Journals

Declines in vision, activity linked to increased mortality risk

August 22, 2014
Researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of visual acuity and decline in instrumental activities of daily living levels, which increases the risk of…
In the Journals

PRK with cross-linking markedly reduces keratocyte, nerve density

August 22, 2014
PRK combined with corneal collagen cross-linking had a transient effect on corneal innervation and a significant effect on keratocyte density for up to 4 years…
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Patient selection key in ocriplasmin for vitreomacular interface disease

August 22, 2014
At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego, Carl Regillo, MD, shares his early and recent experience with ocriplasmin in treating vitreomacular…
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Original Article

A Survey of Children’s Reported Experience in Outpatient Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinics

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, August 4, 2014
Patient-reported experience measures influence contemporary health care. To monitor the experience of children in…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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Speaker discusses HOME study

August 13, 2014
At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting in San Diego, David S. Boyer, MD, discusses results from the HOME…
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