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Study finds high prevalence of undiagnosed AMD in primary eye care

April 27, 2017

A study found a high rate of undiagnosed age-related macular degeneration in primary eye care practices and advocated the need for improved detection strategies.

Participants were recruited from primary eye care practices in Birmingham, Alabama, and consisted of 1,288 eyes of 644 adults aged 60 years or older who had previously received a comprehensive dilated eye examination and did not have a diagnosis of AMD. Digital color fundus photographs of both eyes were captured, evaluated and graded according to the Clinical Age-Related Maculopathy Staging system.


BLOG: Integrating visual electrophysiology into a practice

April 27, 2017
One of the issues faced by ophthalmologists is knowing which new technology should be incorporated into our practices. Because technological advances happen quickly, it…
In the Journals

Genetic testing may give molecular diagnoses in pediatric inherited retinal disease cases

April 26, 2017
In a retrospective case series, a majority of children with inherited retinal disease who underwent genetic testing were found to have a probable or possible molecular…

Ophthotech announces leadership changes

April 26, 2017
Ophthotech is making several changes in senior leadership, the company announced in a press release. Effective July 1, David R. Guyer, MD, cofounder, CEO and chairman…

Vitesse vitrectomy system receives 510(k) clearance

April 26, 2017
Vitesse, a hypersonic vitrectomy system, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, according to a press release from Bausch + Lomb. Vitesse, which will be available…
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Clinical Science

Choriocapillaris Changes Imaged by OCT Angiography After Half-Dose Photodynamic Therapy for Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, April 2017, Volume 48 Issue 4
To evaluate the choriocapillaris using optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA) after half-dose verteporfin…
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Treating Advanced Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy: Here and Now

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

Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the…
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Meeting News

VIDEO: HR experts tackle hot topics from immigration to Generation Z

March 1, 2017
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