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Xiidra for dry eye now available in US

August 29, 2016

Shire announced that Xiidra, its twice-daily prescription eye drop that is FDA-approved for the treatment of dry eye disease, is now available by prescription in the U.S., according to a press release from the company.

The FDA approved Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% on July 11.

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Low-energy femtosecond laser improves visual acuity with minimal trauma

August 29, 2016
A low-energy femtosecond laser compared well with other laser platforms in terms of visual outcomes and safety in cataract surgery, a German study found. The authors…
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Majority of clinicians overestimate harms, benefits of treatment

August 29, 2016
Most resident and attending internal medicine physicians overestimated both the benefits and harms of common medical tests and treatments, according to findings…
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BLOG: Optometric referral development

August 29, 2016
Approximately 70% of eye care-related problems, such as cataracts, are seen by an optometrist. As we all know, optometrists work with ophthalmologists to refer surgical…

FDA announces medical device user fee agreement

August 29, 2016
The FDA and the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance tentatively…
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Hyperacuity Exam Screens for Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-Related Macular Degeneration on a Mobile Device

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, August 2016, Volume 47 Issue 8
Timely treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is integral in improving outcomes. To catch choroidal…
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Cataract360 - Fundamentals, Techniques, & Technology: Volume 1, Number 1

This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbott Medical Optics, Alcon Research, Ltd., and Bausch + Lomb.

This issue focuses on femtosecond laser cataract surgery, optimizing astigmatic correction, wound architecture and…
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VIDEO: Traumatic cataract, zonular loss managed with femtosecond surgery

August 18, 2016
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