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Corticosteroids may alleviate low-humidity effects in dry eye patients

July 28, 2015

The use of corticosteroid eye drop therapy may lessen the acute adverse effects of low-humidity environment stress for dry eye disease patients, according to a study.

The single-group crossover clinical trial evaluated 20 patients with aqueous deficient dry eye to determine the effectiveness of artificial tears and corticosteroid eye drop therapy.

BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery BlogVideo

BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery

July 28, 2015
This blog demonstrates a live PDEK surgery that was performed at the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society meeting in Chennai, India, by Amar Agarwal, MS…

Publication Exclusive: Girl initially presents with open globe injury

July 28, 2015
The ophthalmology service was consulted for an otherwise healthy 6-year-old girl who was hit in the right eye by her brother with a pen 3 days before presenting to the…
Business News

EyeGate receives notice of allowance for EGP-437

July 27, 2015
EyeGate Pharmaceuticals received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for EGP-437, a dexamethasone phosphate formulation, as a method of…
In the Journals

Sodium chloride pretreatment may decrease risk of epithelial disruption during LASIK

July 27, 2015
Pretreatment with a hyperosmotic agent before LASIK may lower the incidence of epithelial disturbances and decrease postoperative complications for high-risk patients…
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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
OCT Angiography: The Next ‘Big Thing’ in Retinal Imaging

OCT Angiography: The Next ‘Big Thing’ in Retinal Imaging

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography has the potential to significantly improve clinicians’ ability to view…
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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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