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Publication Exclusive — Unsung heroes of dry eye care: Technicians make or break a dry eye clinic

Publication Exclusive — Unsung heroes of dry eye care: Technicians make or break a dry eye clinic
July 29, 2016

The other day I was hanging around “Sky Bar,” the tech station at SkyVision. Do you have kids? When I am quietly standing there, I am kind of like the parent driving the school carpool: After a short while you become one with the furniture, and the kids talk around you as if you were not even there. My technician teammates were chatting about dry eye patients at the time. This is not all that unusual, in that at least one-third of our patients are active dry eye patients. You can learn a lot about what it is like to care for dry eye by listening to your technicians because at the end of the day it is your technicians who are teaching your patients about their dry eye.

Why don’t you join me for a little bit and let’s listen in to the conversation?

Xiidra first FDA-approved drug for signs and symptoms of dry eye disease

July 28, 2016
The FDA approved Xiidra for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adult patients on July 11. Manufactured by Shire, Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic…
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CenterVue launches training module to aid low vision patients

July 28, 2016
CenterVue announced 510(k) clearance for its fixation training for the MAIA platform, a technology designed to help patients rehabilitate from vision loss using audio…

pSivida’s Medidur maintains primary endpoint results at 12 months

July 28, 2016
Medidur statistically significantly prevented recurrence of posterior uveitis through 12 months, pSivida announced in a press release. Prevention of recurrence of…
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Researchers find association between retinal nerve fiber layer thinning, poor cognition

July 28, 2016
Patients who scored abnormally on any one cognition test had a thinner retinal nerve fiber layer thickness compared with patients who did not score abnormally, according…
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Optical Coherence Tomography and Multifocal Electroretinography in Diabetic Macular Edema: A Neurovascular Relation With Vision

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, July 2016, Volume 47 Issue 7
To evaluate retinal neuropathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) with multifocal electroretinograph…
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New Treatment Paradigms for Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Status and Applications for Practice

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

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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VIDEO: Speaker talks about persistent iritis after cataract surgery

July 28, 2016
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