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STAAR reports decline in net sales in second quarter

July 30, 2015

STAAR Surgical reported $18.7 million in net sales in the second quarter, a 7% decline from $20 million in the same quarter of 2014, according to a press release.

The decline in sales was attributed to foreign currency changes, lower IOL unit sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and lower ICL unit sales in Korea, the release said.

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Previously undiagnosed cardiovascular risk factors found in many patients with CRAO

July 30, 2015
A high percentage of patients with nonarteritic central retinal artery occlusion had pre-existing or newly diagnosed cardiovascular risk factors, according to a…
OSNAPAO: Should we use prophylaxis topical antibiotics after intravitreal injections?

OSNAPAO: Should we use prophylaxis topical antibiotics after intravitreal injections?

July 30, 2015
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Avastin before glaucoma valve implantation may lead to less hyphema, fewer medications postop

July 29, 2015
A preoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection before Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation may decrease postoperative hyphema and lower the number of glaucoma…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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Practical Retina

Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for DME: Analysis of DRCR Protocol T

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, March 2015, Volume 46 Issue 3
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CME
Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

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

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

July 26, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses how treating astigmatism in patients will…
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