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Combination of vitrectomy, penetrating keratoplasty stabilizes visual acuity

May 27, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Combined pars plana vitrectomy and penetrating keratoplasty stabilized visual acuity but yielded only modest visual gains, according to a scientific poster presented at the American Ophthalmological Society meeting here.

Randee Watson, MD, and colleagues reported results of a retrospective, single-center, multi-surgeon study of 79 eyes that underwent combined PPV and PK between 2001 and 2013; 65 eyes underwent a single combined procedure, 11 eyes underwent two combined procedures, and three eyes underwent a third procedure.

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New trifocal IOL shows good results in hyperopic patients

May 27, 2016
MILAN — Improvements have been made to the new trifocal Alcon AcrySof PanOptix IOL so that intermediate vision is better with a higher visual quality compared with…
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VIDEO: Screening patients for multifocal IOLs to optimize performance

May 27, 2016
MILAN — At OSN Italy, Jay Pepose, MD, PhD, gives advice on how to screen patients for multifocal IOLs in order to optimize performance and make “a…

Visual cycle modulator fails to meet primary endpoint of reducing GA growth rate

May 27, 2016
Acucela announced that the novel investigational visual cycle modulator emixustat hydrochloride failed to reduce geographic atrophy lesion growth rate in the SEATTLE…
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VIDEO: FLACS cannula enhances clinical efficiency, patient safety during cataract surgery

May 27, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, Harvey Uy, MD, talks about the benefits of the FLACS cannula from Beaver-Visitec…
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The Degree of Anisocoria in Pediatric Patients With Horner Syndrome When Compared to Children Without Disease

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2016, Volume 53 Issue 3
To study the magnitude of anisocoria in pediatric patients using the plusoptiX A08 (plusoptiX GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany)…
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Comparative Treatment Trials for Wet AMD: A Comprehensive Review

This activity is supported by educational grants from Allergan, Inc.; Genentech, Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The advent of intravitreal therapies to treat retinal diseases has revolutionized the management of retinal pathology…
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VIDEO: Surgeon recommends screening patients for ocular surface issues before cataract surgery

May 25, 2016
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