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Thyroidectomy, statins may reduce risk of ophthalmopathy in patients with Graves’ disease

December 19, 2014

Thyroid removal and statin use diminished the risk of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy in patients with Graves’ disease, according to study results.

The longitudinal cohort study included 8,404 patients with newly diagnosed Graves’ disease (GD), 740 of whom developed thyrdoid-associated ophthalmolpathy (TAO).

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Latanoprost may preserve visual field in patients with glaucoma

December 19, 2014
The IOP-lowering drug, Xalatan, may be capable of preserving visual field in patients with open-angle glaucoma, according to results from a randomized, triple-masked…
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Aldeyra submits IND application for phase 2 testing of uveitis treatment

December 19, 2014
Aldeyra Therapeutics has submitted an investigational new drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct phase 2 clinical testing of its product…
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VIDEO: Vitreoretinal surgery update for the anterior segment surgeon

December 19, 2014
NEW YORK — John W. Kitchens, MD, discusses misconceptions people have about retina surgery at OSN New York.
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Conventional, accelerated cross-linking yield similar outcomes

December 18, 2014
Conventional and accelerated corneal cross-linking had comparable anatomic and visual outcomes in treating keratoconus, according to study findings.The prospective…
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Accelerated Photoactivated Chromophore for Keratitis–Corneal Collagen Cross-linking as a First-line and Sole Treatment in Early Fungal Keratitis

Journal of Refractive Surgery, December 2014, Volume 30 Issue 12
To report the use of accelerated photoactivated chromophore for keratitis–corneal collagen cross-linking (PACK-CXL) as…
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Clinical Case: Starting therapy in a patient newly diagnosed with wet AMD

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

Successful early treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration offers the best odds for maintaining visual acuity…
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VIDEO: Macular therapeutics update

December 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA, discusses recent advances in retina technology, as well as future…
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