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Avastin before glaucoma valve implantation may lead to less hyphema, fewer medications postop

July 29, 2015

A preoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection before Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation may decrease postoperative hyphema and lower the number of glaucoma medications at last visit, according to a study.

The retrospective institutional study included patients with neovascular glaucoma who underwent Ahmed glaucoma valve (New World Medical) implantation, with 19 eyes receiving an intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, Genentech) injection 7 days preoperatively and 20 eyes receiving no anti-VEGF therapy.

BLOG: Bridging the reimbursement gap, part 7 BlogVideo

BLOG: Bridging the reimbursement gap, part 7

July 29, 2015
In this installment of the series, Cynthia A. Matossian, MD, discusses retina gene testing, a genetic test that is able to predict the patient's lifetime risk of…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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Phase 3 clinical trial strategy developed for Inotek’s trabodenoson

July 29, 2015
Inotek Pharmaceuticals intends to begin a phase 3 clinical trial of its leading glaucoma drug candidate, trabodenoson, in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company…
Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

July 29, 2015
Loose zonules complicate cataract surgery because their laxity makes removal of the nucleus and cortex challenging and limits stability of the IOL. In some patients we…
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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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Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

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

Postoperative pain and inflammation can result as a consequence of cataract surgery despite advances in surgical…
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VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

July 26, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses how treating astigmatism in patients will…
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