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FDA approves CyPass micro-stent system for use with cataract surgery

July 29, 2016

The FDA has approved the CyPass micro-stent system for use in combination with cataract surgery to reduce IOP in adult patients with mild to moderate primary open angle glaucoma, according to a news release from the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

The CyPass micro-stent system model 241-S (Alcon, a division of Novartis) includes the CyPass micro-stent, a loading device and a stent delivery tool. The micro-stent is placed in the angle of the eye with the distal end residing in the supraciliary space to allow outflow of fluid from the anterior chamber through the distal end into the supraciliary and suprachoroidal spaces.

Remembering the pioneering work and life of George O. Waring III

July 29, 2016
George Oral Waring III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, pioneering refractive surgeon and life enthusiast, died in January 2015 at the age of 73. His contribution to ophthalmology…

Publication Exclusive — Unsung heroes of dry eye care: Technicians make or break a dry eye clinic

July 29, 2016
The other day I was hanging around “Sky Bar,” the tech station at SkyVision. Do you have kids? When I am quietly standing there, I am kind of like the parent…
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VIDEO: Double pass retinal imaging as a supplementary tool for measuring DED

July 29, 2016
At Kiawah Eye, Ashley Brundrett, MD, presents results from a study evaluating the use of double pass retinal imaging to analyze visual acuity and tear film instability…

Xiidra first FDA-approved drug for signs and symptoms of dry eye disease

July 28, 2016
The FDA approved Xiidra for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients on July 11. Manufactured by Shire, Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic…
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Effects of Head-Mounted Display on the Oculomotor System and Refractive Error in Normal Adolescents

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, July/August 2016, Volume 53 Issue 4
To investigate the clinical effects of head-mounted display on the refractive error and oculomotor system in normal…
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New Treatment Paradigms for Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Status and Applications for Practice

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

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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VIDEO: Speaker compares OCT systems

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