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Study compares outcomes of pediatric primary and secondary IOL implantation

April 24, 2017

Pediatric patients who underwent secondary IOL implantation for pediatric cataract experienced generally worse best corrected visual acuity and a higher risk for developing strabismus than patients who underwent primary IOL implantation, according to a study.

The study included pediatric patients who had undergone cataract surgery between 1999 and 2014. Researchers retrospectively reviewed 220 eyes of 148 patients with a mean age of 6.84 ± 3.45 years at the time of cataract extraction and primary posterior chamber IOL implantation. Patients had a mean age of 8.92 ± 5.12 years at the time of secondary IOL implantation.

Shire studies SHP640 for infectious conjunctivitis

April 24, 2017
The first U.S. patient has been enrolled in a phase 3 clinical trial for Shire’s SHP640, a combination broad-spectrum antiseptic and corticosteroid being evaluated…
In the Journals

Study investigates role of PVD and VMA in progression of AMD

April 24, 2017
A higher incidence of vitreoretinal interface abnormalities was found in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration as compared with patients with dry AMD…

Drug candidate for DME treatment to begin toxicology studies

April 24, 2017
THR-149, a plasma kallikrein inhibitor for the potential treatment of diabetic macular edema, has reached a milestone in its development and will start pivotal…
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BLOG: Take time to make time

April 24, 2017
It seems like every ophthalmologist’s biggest practice issue is time — there is just not enough of it. We use up this precious resource busy day after busy…
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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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Inflamed and Untamed: Managing the Progression of Diabetic Eye Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness, with an estimated 4.2 million people over the age of 40…
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