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Genetic testing may give molecular diagnoses in pediatric inherited retinal disease cases

April 26, 2017

In a retrospective case series, a majority of children with inherited retinal disease who underwent genetic testing were found to have a probable or possible molecular diagnosis.

Eighty-five children with a diagnosis of isolated or syndromic inherited retinal disease were included in the single-center retrospective case series. The children had no familial relationship with each other.

Ophthotech announces leadership changes

April 26, 2017
Ophthotech is making several changes in senior leadership, the company announced in a press release. Effective July 1, David R. Guyer, MD, cofounder, CEO and chairman…

Vitesse vitrectomy system receives 510(k) clearance

April 26, 2017
Vitesse, a hypersonic vitrectomy system, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, according to a press release from Bausch + Lomb. Vitesse, which will be available…

Optovue releases AngioVueHD

April 26, 2017
AngioVueHD imaging, which provides OCT angiography scans with more sampling points and improved image resolution over the existing field of view, has been commercially…

Fresenius Kabi to acquire Akorn

April 25, 2017
Akorn will be acquired by Fresenius Kabi for $4.3 billion, or $34 per share, according to a press release from the companies. Approximately $450 million of debt will…
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Clinical Science

Pre-Existing RPE Atrophy and Defects in the External Limiting Membrane Predict Early Poor Visual Response to Ranibizumab in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, April 2017, Volume 48 Issue 4
The aim of this study was to identify the rate of early visual acuity poor responders in patients with neovascular…
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Eye on an Enigma: New Mechanisms of Action in the Medical Management of Glaucoma

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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VIDEO: Effective therapies needed for uveal melanoma

March 30, 2017
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