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July’s top five FDA news stories in ophthalmology

July 26, 2016

July’s hot topics in ophthalmology ranged from long-awaited FDA approvals including Shire’s lifitegrast ophthalmic solution for dry eye disease to Allergan’s de novo application submission to the FDA for the Oculeve intranasal tear neurostimulator.

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Computer program may more accurately identify glaucomatous disc changes than hand-held stereo viewer

July 25, 2016
Researchers were able to more accurately identify progression or non-progression of glaucomatous optic discs using a computer program instead of manually examining…

FDA raises concerns about manufacturing deficiencies in Dextenza complete response letter

July 25, 2016
Ocular Therapeutix received a complete response letter from the FDA regarding the new drug application for Dextenza for the treatment of postoperative ocular pain…

Inotek receives US patent for trabodenoson, prostaglandin analogue for reduction of IOP

July 25, 2016
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a composition of matter patent for trabodenoson in combination with a prostaglandin analogue for reducing IOP in…

Publication Exclusive: Pearls for residents, fellows as surgical training gets underway

July 25, 2016
During medical school there is relatively little exposure to ophthalmology, and only about 2% of all residency positions are devoted to our field. Training in…
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Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Findings in Coats' Disease

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, July 2016, Volume 47 Issue 7
To describe optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings in patients with unilateral Coats' disease…
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Key Components in the Design and Execution of a Successful Clinical Trial

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: Speaker talks use of spot vision screener on patients with developmental disability

July 18, 2016
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