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Aflibercept for AMD largely maintains visual gains through 212 weeks

March 28, 2017

Vision gains achieved in the VIEW 1 trial were “largely maintained” at the conclusion of the VIEW 1 Extension Study, according to the study results.

In the four arms of the VIEW 1 trial, 1,217 patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration were randomized to receive 0.5 mg intravitreal Eylea (aflibercept, Regeneron) injections every 4 weeks, 2 mg of aflibercept every 4 weeks, 2 mg of aflibercept every 8 weeks after three initial monthly doses, or 0.5 mg Lucentis (ranibizumab, Genentech) every 4 weeks. Mean best corrected visual acuity at baseline was 55.6 letters, and at the 96-week conclusion of the VIEW 1 trial, patients gained a mean of 10.2 letters.

IBM Watson, IDx collaborate on imaging applications

March 28, 2017
IBM Watson Health and IDx LLC announced a 5-year strategic alliance to advance eye health through cognitive computing applications to aid primary care providers…
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BLOG: The HOMIE guide to MIGS

March 28, 2017
There’s no question that MIGS has become a worthwhile add-on to cataract surgery. The well-deserved amount of attention in journals and at meetings to these new…
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Paid malpractice claims among US physicians declined significantly

March 28, 2017
Between 1992 and 2014, there was a significant decline in paid malpractice claims, possibly due to several factors, including the passage of traditional tort reforms…
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Can the solo practice premium surgeon survive in today’s health care environment?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2017
Mitchell A. Jackson, MD
Twenty-four years ago, I was completing my third year of ophthalmology residency and already had plans to open a private practice solo in a somewhat rural location at…
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Visual, Topographic, and Pachymetric Effects of Pediatric Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2017, Volume 54 Issue 2
To evaluate the effects of pediatric corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) on corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA)…
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Glaucoma: Novel Mechanisms and Treatments that Target the Elusive IOP

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

Glaucoma is currently the second leading cause of blindness throughout the world. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to…
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