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Transepithelial cross-linking improves corrected distance visual acuity, corneal flattening

December 22, 2014

Transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking resulted in significant corneal flattening and improved corrected distance visual acuity at 6 months in patients with keratoconus, according to a study.

The prospective clinical trial included 30 eyes of 25 patients with keratoconus who underwent transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking. Ultraviolet A treatment with concurrent riboflavin administration was performed every 2 minutes in 12 eyes and every 1 minute in 18 eyes, for a total of 30 minutes.

Top five ophthalmology news stories this week

December 21, 2014
This week, the most frequently viewed ophthalmology articles on Healio.com ranged from topics such as the OSN New York meeting to Genentech’s receipt of the U.S. Food…
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OSN round table: How to become a better femtosecond laser cataract surgeon

December 20, 2014
At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting, Ocular Surgery News gathered an international panel of experts to discuss their experiences with…
Thyroidectomy, statins may reduce risk of ophthalmopathy in patients with Graves’ disease In the Journals

Thyroidectomy, statins may reduce risk of ophthalmopathy in patients with Graves’ disease

December 19, 2014
Thyroid removal and statin use diminished the risk of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy in patients with Graves’ disease, according to study results.The longitudinal…
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Latanoprost may preserve visual field in patients with glaucoma

December 19, 2014
The IOP-lowering drug, Xalatan, may be capable of preserving visual field in patients with open-angle glaucoma, according to results from a randomized, triple-masked…
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Two Cases of Hypotropia and Dissociated Vertical Deviation Treated With Oblique Muscle Surgery

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
The authors report two cases with vertical deviations. The first patient had right exotropia and hypotropia and left…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Ocular Inflammation and Pain: Achieving a Clear Consensus on Prevention and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

The pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery remain significant challenges for the ophthalmic surgeon and…
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VIDEO: Macular therapeutics update

December 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA, discusses recent advances in retina technology, as well as future…
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