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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.

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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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Evaluation of Femtosecond Laser-Assisted and Manual Clear Corneal Incisions and Their Effect on Surgically Induced Astigmatism and Higher-Order Aberrations

Journal of Refractive Surgery, August 2014, Volume 30 Issue 8
To evaluate femtosecond laser-assisted and manual clear corneal incisions and their effect on surgically induced…
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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.

8/8/2014
Anti-VEGF therapy has dramatically improved visual acuity outcomes for patients with wet age-related macular…
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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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