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Cost, insurance authorization affect decision making in treatment of uveitis

November 26, 2014

Among uveitis and retina specialists, cost, insurance prior authorization, pregnancy considerations and subspecialty practice were factors affecting therapeutic decisions for managing uveitis in one study.

Researchers sent an email survey to physician members of the American Uveitis Society, the Macula Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Response rate was 11.3%, with 106 of 934 physicians participating in the survey: 44 uveitis specialists and 62 retina specialists.

NEI grants $1 million to re-create ocular stem cells

November 25, 2014
The National Eye Institute has granted researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a 5-year $1 million grant supporting discovery of new stem cell…
In the Journals

Handheld keratometry readings comparable before, after anesthesia

November 25, 2014
Handheld keratometry measurements were as reliable in patients under anesthesia as in awake patients, regardless of positioning, according to a study. However, readings…
In the Journals

LASIK maintains corneal integrity despite long-term regression in high myopes

November 25, 2014
Long-term analysis of LASIK outcomes in patients with high myopia and astigmatism showed corneal integrity was maintained even though myopia regressed, according to a…
Meeting News Coverage

Inadequate contact lens hygiene increased risk for acute conjunctivitis

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Failure to properly clean and store contact lenses significantly increased risk for acute conjunctivitis, according to a presenter at the 2014…
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Therapeutic Refractive Surgery

One-Step Transepithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy With Mitomycin C as an Early Treatment for LASIK Flap Buttonhole Formation

Journal of Refractive Surgery
Online Advanced Release, November 11, 2014
To assess the efficacy and safety of early one-step transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) with mitomycin C…
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Rapid Response: Real World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy - Clinical Experience Beyond Pivotal Trials

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

Management of retinal vascular diseases with anti-VEGF therapy has been well-established through large-scale trials…
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VIDEO: Forced infusion phaco

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York 2014, Uday Devgan, MD, discusses forced infusion phaco in cataract surgery.
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