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Anti-VEGF therapy did not maintain visual acuity gains in AMD patients at 5 years

Anti-VEGF therapy did not maintain visual acuity gains in AMD patients at 5 years
May 2, 2016

SEATTLE — Patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration who were treated with anti-VEGF therapy did not maintain visual gains at 5 years, according to the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Trials results presented here.

“Our primary goal of the CATT follow-up study was to assess the overall visual acuity and morphologic outcomes at 5 years of any anti-VEGF treatment,” Daniel F. Martin, MD, said at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.

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Phakic IOLs have reduced but still important role in European ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition, May 2016
Brought to the market in the late 1980s, phakic IOLs promised to be the solution for patients with high refractive error who were not eligible for corneal laser surgery…
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Phakic IOLs: Where we are and what the future will bring

Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition, May 2016
Jorge L. Alió, MD, PhD
Phakic IOLs are a long-standing refractive surgical procedure that has experienced ups and downs since the early ’50s when the first implantations were performed…
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Study: Hypochlorous acid eliminates nearly all staph from lower lids

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE – Saline containing 0.01% pure hypochlorous acid was found to reduce Staphylococcus overall from the skin below the eyelid in 99.6% of ocular specimens…
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S-stamp marking technique helps prevent inverted graft implantation in DMEK

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2016
A novel S-stamp marking method eliminated upside-down graft implantation in Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty, according to a study.The technique may…
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Subjective Quality of Vision After Myopic LASIK: Prospective 1-Year Comparison of Two Wavefront-Guided Excimer Lasers

Journal of Refractive Surgery, April 2016, Volume 32 Issue 4
To compare subjective quality of vision between two wavefront-guided lasers in the treatment of myopia up to 1 year…
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Optimizing Ocular Surgery Outcomes with Topical Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Ocular pain and inflammation are common following surgery and may increase the risk of complications, such as cystoid…
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VIDEO: Emerging management options to improve quality of life in AMD patients

May 1, 2016
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