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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 27, 2015

The U.S. Senate left for its 2-week spring break without voting on a bill that repeals the sustainable growth rate, leaving physicians to face a 21% payment cut if further action is not taken by March 31.

The House passed the bill on Thursday by a vote of 392 to 37.

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BLOG: When a cataract wound sealant makes sense

March 27, 2015
The cover story in this issue of Ocular Surgery News explores new technologies in cornea and external disease and includes great expert input on how to fit them in…
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Iluvien for DME poised to fulfill unmet need, create significant market niche

March 26, 2015
The Iluvien intravitreal implant will satisfy an unmet need among patients with diabetic macular edema and create sizeable new markets, Alimera Sciences officials said…
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House passes bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 26, 2015
By a vote of 392 to 37, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill today that repeals the sustainable growth rate, a key factor in annual Medicare…
In the Journals

Retaine ophthalmic emulsion may improve dry eye signs, symptoms

March 26, 2015
Retaine ophthalmic emulsion may be an effective therapy to reduce signs and symptoms of dry eye, according to a study.The single-center, open-label study evaluated 42…
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Practical Retina

Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for DME: Analysis of DRCR Protocol T

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina
Online Advanced Release, March 5, 2015
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PDT in Modern Retina Practice

Insights on the Role of PDT in Retina Practice

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

Although anti-VEGF agents are well established as first-line therapy for age-related macular degeneration, more recent…
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VIDEO: Speaker discusses the advantages of swept source OCT

March 24, 2015
At Retina 2015, SriniVas Sadda, MD, discusses the advantages of swept source OCT over existing commercial SD-OCT…
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