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FDA approves Tecnis toric calculator improvement

September 30, 2016

The FDA granted premarketing approval for a software update to Abbott’s Tecnis toric calculator, which will allow the option of adding the posterior corneal astigmatism factor into lens calculations, according to the FDA website.

The addition of posterior corneal astigmatism compensation “eliminates the need for look-up tables and improves the predictability of residual astigmatism,” according to company correspondence.

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Uveal melanoma treatment improving but metastasis persists

September 30, 2016
Despite improving treatment, the rate of metastasis of uveal melanoma is not decreasing, possibly due to early micrometastasis of the tumors when they are relatively…
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IOL formula may increase accuracy of power calculations

September 29, 2016
At Kiawah Eye, Helga P. Sandoval, MD, of the Storm Eye Institute discusses the Hill-RBF formula for calculating IOL power, which she believes can increase the number of…

New analyses support blocking Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers

September 29, 2016
Two new American Medical Association analyses support the blocking of the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers. “The [American Medical Association] AMA analyses…
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Diagnosis of glaucoma may be associated with presence of erectile dysfunction

September 29, 2016
Glaucoma was found to be a significant risk factor for the presence of erectile dysfunction in a cross-sectional study of male patients older than 40 years of age. A…
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Retinoblastoma Control With Primary Intra-arterial Chemotherapy: Outcomes Before and During the Intravitreal Chemotherapy Era

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2016, Volume 53 Issue 5
To compare outcomes of intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma as primary therapy before (Era I) and during (Era…
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Emerging Options for Day-in and Day-out IOP Control

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

Unfortunately, even with appropriate use of currently available medications, many people with glaucoma will still…
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IOL formula may increase accuracy of power calculations

September 29, 2016
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