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Anti-VEGF therapy did not maintain visual acuity gains in AMD patients at 5 years

Anti-VEGF therapy did not maintain visual acuity gains in AMD patients at 5 years
May 2, 2016

SEATTLE — Patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration who were treated with anti-VEGF therapy did not maintain visual gains at 5 years, according to the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Trials results presented here.

“Our primary goal of the CATT follow-up study was to assess the overall visual acuity and morphologic outcomes at 5 years of any anti-VEGF treatment,” Daniel F. Martin, MD, said at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting.

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Study: Hypochlorous acid eliminates nearly all staph from lower lids

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE – Saline containing 0.01% pure hypochlorous acid was found to reduce Staphylococcus overall from the skin below the eyelid in 99.6% of ocular specimens…
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S-stamp marking technique helps prevent inverted graft implantation in DMEK

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2016
A novel S-stamp marking method eliminated upside-down graft implantation in Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty, according to a study.The technique may…
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Recognizing and addressing professional burnout

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2016
John B. Pinto
“I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.” – Marissa…
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Minimally invasive micro sclerostomy may be alternative to trabeculectomy

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2016
Dhivya Ashok Kumar, MD, FICO; Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth
The gold standard surgery for decreasing IOP in patients with glaucoma is trabeculectomy. However, it has possible disadvantages, such as failure secondary to…
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Subjective Quality of Vision After Myopic LASIK: Prospective 1-Year Comparison of Two Wavefront-Guided Excimer Lasers

Journal of Refractive Surgery, April 2016, Volume 32 Issue 4
To compare subjective quality of vision between two wavefront-guided lasers in the treatment of myopia up to 1 year…
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Optimizing Ocular Surgery Outcomes with Topical Therapy

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

Ocular pain and inflammation are common following surgery and may increase the risk of complications, such as cystoid…
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VIDEO: Emerging management options to improve quality of life in AMD patients

May 1, 2016
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