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$4.9 million grant awarded to support research in retinitis pigmentosa

May 27, 2015

The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine awarded Cedars-Sinai scientist Shaomei Wang, MD, PhD, a grant for $4.9 million to support research in use of neural progenitor cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa.

“Funding from [California Institute of Regenerative Medicine] will spur the late stages of preclinical projects necessary to bring our treatments to patients,” Wang said in a news release from Cedars-Sinai, where she is member of the Eye Program of the Regenerative Medicine Institute and leader of the Wang Laboratory.

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Ophthalmologists spearhead earthquake relief efforts in Nepal

May 27, 2015
Ophthalmologists and other medical specialists are combining forces to help provide eye care and relief services in Nepal in the wake of major earthquakes that occurred…
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Omeros reports $18.7 million net loss in first quarter

May 27, 2015
Omeros reported a net loss of $18.7 million, or $0.51 per share, in the first quarter 2015 vs. a net loss of $16.6 million, or $0.54 per share, in the first quarter…

Publication Exclusive: Gore-Tex suture can be used in small-incision scleral fixation of hydrophilic acrylic IOL

May 27, 2015
Secondary IOL placement is often associated with an IOL exchange due to previous IOL subluxation or dislocation and, less commonly, aphakic correction. The location of…
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Eylea US net sales increase 51% in first quarter

May 26, 2015
Eylea net sales in the U.S. increased 51% to $541 million in the first quarter of 2015 from $359 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to a press release from…
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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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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: Update on microinvasive glaucoma procedures

VIDEO: Update on microinvasive glaucoma procedures

May 24, 2015
MILAN — At the OSN Italy meeting, E. Randy Craven, MD, talks about microinvasive glaucoma procedures, specifically…
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