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Corticosteroids may alleviate low-humidity effects in dry eye patients

July 28, 2015

The use of corticosteroid eye drop therapy may lessen the acute adverse effects of low-humidity environment stress for dry eye disease patients, according to a study.

The single-group crossover clinical trial evaluated 20 patients with aqueous deficient dry eye to determine the effectiveness of artificial tears and corticosteroid eye drop therapy.

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Hospitalization, death, cost drop among older Medicare beneficiaries

July 28, 2015
Between 1999 and 2013, Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and older had lower rates of mortality and hospitalization, as well as lower expenditures…
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Novel cornea transplant technique approved for first-in-man trial in India

July 28, 2015
A novel transplant technique that delivers tissue to scarred cornea via synthetic biodegradable membrane has been approved for a first-in-man safety trial by the Indian…
BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery BlogVideo

BLOG: Pre-Descemet’s endothelial keratoplasty live surgery

July 28, 2015
This blog demonstrates a live PDEK surgery that was performed at the Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society meeting in Chennai, India, by Amar Agarwal, MS…

Publication Exclusive: Girl initially presents with open globe injury

July 28, 2015
The ophthalmology service was consulted for an otherwise healthy 6-year-old girl who was hit in the right eye by her brother with a pen 3 days before presenting to the…
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Practical Retina

Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for DME: Analysis of DRCR Protocol T

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, March 2015, Volume 46 Issue 3
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

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

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

July 26, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses how treating astigmatism in patients will…
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