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Half-dose verteporfin PDT increases visual acuity, reduces recurrence in central serous chorioretinopathy

Half-dose verteporfin PDT increases visual acuity, reduces recurrence in central serous chorioretinopathy
May 31, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Photodynamic therapy with half-dose verteporfin significantly increased visual acuity in eyes with central serous chorioretinopathy compared with that in untreated controls, according to a study presented here.

Furthermore, recurrence was significantly less likely to occur in treated patients during the follow-up (P < .001), Timothy Y.Y. Lai, MD, said in a presentation of his thesis paper to the American Ophthalmological Society.

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Phakic IOLs useful tool to correct refractive error in cases not amenable to excimer laser surgery

Ocular Surgery News APAO Edition, May 2016
Bhaskar Srinivasan, MD; Dennis S.C. Lam, MD, FRCOphth
LASIK is the most common refractive surgery performed worldwide. Some patients, however, are not suitable candidates for excimer laser refractive surgery due to high…
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Ophthalmology community mourns loss of Peter Barry, pillar of ESCRS

May 31, 2016
Peter Barry, FRCS , an outstanding member of the European ophthalmology community and lead author of the pivotal ESCRS study on endophthalmitis…
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Moria releases new endothelial graft guarded punch

May 31, 2016
Moria announced the release of a single-use donor vacuum guarded punch for endothelial graft preparation.The device has a 350-µm guarded blade designed to score…
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Long-term experience with light therapy in dry eye shows positive outcomes, patient satisfaction

May 31, 2016
MILAN — Long-term experience with light technologies shows that they are effective in treating meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye disease. “Light is…
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Quantitative Assessment of Optic Nerve Changes in Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema Treated With Fluocinolone Acetonide Vitreous Implants

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, May 2016, Volume 47 Issue 5
To evaluate glaucomatous changes in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) treated with intravitreal implants…
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Central and Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Clinical Trials: A Comprehensive Review

This activity is supported by educational grants from Allergan, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The advent of intravitreal therapies to treat retinal diseases has revolutionized the management of retinal pathology…
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