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PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Are physicians limited by government guidelines?

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Are physicians limited by government guidelines?
April 22, 2017

Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to discuss some of the latest hot topics in ophthalmology.

Pharmaceutical guidelines and FDA requirements continue to become more restrictive in the educational setting. Physicians and industry are significantly limited in what they can say in these settings. While the goal may be to maintain transparency and lack of bias, the consequence may be limitation of physician education. Have the restrictions gone too far? This month, Douglas Katsev, MD, and Alice T. Epitropoulos, MD, FACS, will discuss this controversial topic. We hope you enjoy the discussion.

Harry S. Brown, MD, FACS, founder of SEE International, dies

April 21, 2017
Harry S. Brown, MD, FACS, founder of SEE International, died April 16 at the age of 86, the organization announced. Educated at the University of Missouri and George…

Longitudinal study launched to help determine transition from health to disease

April 21, 2017
Verily Life Sciences LLC announced the launch of a 4-year study in partnership with Duke University School of Medicine and Stanford Medicine to gain a better…

Beaver-Visitec acquires Malosa Medical

April 21, 2017
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Patients report adalimumab for uveitis improves quality of life

April 21, 2017
A post hoc analysis of pivotal multicenter trials evaluating adalimumab as a treatment for uveitis showed meaningful patient-reported improvement in visual functioning…
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Use of Corticosteroids in the Treatment of Patients With Diabetic Macular Edema Who Have a Suboptimal Response to Anti-VEGF: Recommendations of an Expert Panel

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, April 2017, Volume 48 Issue 4
Guidance on the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) is lacking. This study aimed to…
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Scratching Beneath the Surface to Manage Ocular Surface Disease

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the…
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