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Small-gauge vitrectomy associated with likelihood of successful recurrent macular hole closure

Small-gauge vitrectomy associated with likelihood of successful recurrent macular hole closure
February 23, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It is unclear if the use of small-gauge vitrectomy to treat macular holes results in less incidence of recurrent macular holes, but the procedure has a high likelihood of success in treating recurrent macular holes, according to a speaker here.

“There is a high likelihood of successful closure with reoperation, without necessarily doing [internal limiting membrane] flaps and other things, if the holes are regular sized,” Tarek S. Hassan, MD, of the United States, said at the inaugural Retina World Congress.

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Consider operating early for ERM patients with good visual acuity

February 23, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ophthalmologists may be delaying surgery for too long to treat epiretinal membranes in patients with good visual acuity, according to a…
In the Journals

BMJ: Trump’s policies risk ‘head-on collision’ with science, health care

February 23, 2017
A commentary recently published in The BMJ expressed the editors’ concerns with President Donald J. Trump’s policies, stating that the new…

CMS awards $100 million to support small practices in Quality Payment Program

February 23, 2017
The CMS is working with 11 local, experienced, community based organizations to provide immediate hands-on training and educational resources about the Quality Payment…
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Smartphones can improve ocular health screening, clinical research

February 23, 2017
MIAMI — Smartphones and mobile devices enabled with retinal fundus photography accessories can help bring ophthalmology screening services to rural areas and…
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Three-Year Stability of Posterior Corneal Elevation After Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) for Moderate and High Myopia

Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2017, Volume 33 Issue 2
To investigate long-term changes in posterior corneal elevation after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE)…
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CME

Non-infectious Uveitis: Moving Beyond the Standard of Care with an Eye on the Evidence

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.

Uveitis is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide with a prevalence in the US of about 38 cases…
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Hawaiian Eye/Retina Meeting

Hawaiian Eye/Retina Meeting

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VIDEO: Astigmatism affects multifocal IOL models

February 20, 2017
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