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Clinical trials accumulate data for novel anti-VEGF

October 21, 2014

CHICAGO — A new anti-VEGF indicated for use in wet age-related macular degeneration achieved clinically meaningful and durable vision improvement in several studies with reduced dosing, according to a speaker here.

Conbercept, a fusion protein produced in a manner similar to Elyea (aflibercept, Regeneron) is approved for use in China, and discussions are underway to bring this drug to the U.S. and other countries, Peter K. Kaiser, MD, told colleagues at the Retina Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting.

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DALK improves vision in eyes with Acanthamoeba keratitis scarring

October 21, 2014
CHICAGO – Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty showed promise in restoring vision in eyes with significant corneal scarring from Acanthamoeba keratitis, a speaker…
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DMEK yields fast visual recovery for endothelial dysfunction

October 21, 2014
CHICAGO — Six-year midterm results showed Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty for the treatment of endothelial dysfunction provides fast and…
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ACA has moderate effect on ophthalmology

October 21, 2014
CHICAGO — The Affordable Care Act has had a modest impact on ophthalmology so far, but a few unknown factors remain, an expert said at the American Academy of…
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Impact of Personality Characteristics on Patient Satisfaction After Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implantation: Results From the “Happy Patient Study”

Journal of Refractive Surgery, October 2014, Volume 30 Issue 10
This prospective multicenter study assessed personality characteristics that may influence patient satisfaction after…
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IN FOCUS: Advances in AMD - State of Macular Degeneration in 2014‐2015

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Anti-VEGF therapy has dramatically improved visual acuity outcomes for patients with wet age-related macular…
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CorT measures total corneal power

October 19, 2014
CHICAGO – At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit here, Noel A. Alpins, MD, gives an update on the latest…
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