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VIDEO: Ozurdex reduces ischemia in diabetic retinopathy in pilot study

May 24, 2017

BALTIMORE ― At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting here, Giuseppe Querques, MD, PhD, discusses a pilot study of Ozurdex (Allergan) in the reduction of ischemia in patients with diabetic retinopathy. Querques reports a three-fold reduction in eyes treated with intravitreal steroids in the eyes studied.

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the…
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Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug…
In the Journals

High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would move health…

AGTC posts first-quarter net loss of $0.8 million

May 24, 2017
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation reported a net loss of $0.8 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared with a net income of $2 million in the same period of…
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Clinical Science

Safety and Efficacy of Ziv-Aflibercept in the Treatment of Refractory Diabetic Macular Edema

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, May 2017, Volume 48 Issue 5
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ziv-aflibercept (Zaltrap; Sanofi-Aventis, Bridgewater, NJ/Regeneron…
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CME

Eye on an Enigma: New Mechanisms of Action in the Medical Management of Glaucoma

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Glaucoma is currently the second leading cause of blindness throughout the world. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to…
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VIDEO: Intraocular delivery of medications during cataract surgery advantageous

May 19, 2017
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