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FDA clears creation of intracorneal pockets with iFS

January 26, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the creation of intracorneal pockets using the iFS advanced femtosecond laser system, according to a press release from Abbott.

The software upgrade will allow surgeons to create a corneal channel for the placement or insertion of a corneal inlay device. Corneal inlays are used for presbyopia correction and are approaching use in the U.S. market, the release said.

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PDT should be considered for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy

January 26, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii — Retina specialists should consider photodynamic therapy as an adjunctive treatment for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy, according to a study…
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VIDEO: Surgeon updates Jetrea clinical safety

January 26, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Peter Kaiser, MD, discusses the safety coniderations for patients undergoing ocriplasmin (Jetrea, Thrombogenics) for…
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BLOG: LASIK outcomes – When in doubt ask the patient

January 26, 2015
It’s so pleasing to see that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is increasingly evaluating patient-reported outcomes to assess the validity of a technology. The shift…
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Repositioning a dislocated IOL can be complicated but have good results

January 26, 2015
Despite our best efforts, complications happen during cataract surgery, and often it is not surgeon error, but rather weakness or irregularity in the tissue of the…
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Results and Complications of Silicone Frontalis Sling Surgery for Ptosis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, January 13, 2015
Frontalis suspension is the treatment of choice for severe blepharoptosis with poor levator function. Several materials…
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Rapid Response: Real World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy - Clinical Experience Beyond Pivotal Trials

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

Management of retinal vascular diseases with anti-VEGF therapy has been well-established through large-scale trials…
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VIDEO: Pearls for cataract surgery in patients with prior refractive surgery

January 24, 2015
WAILEA, Hawaii – At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Mitchell A. Jackson, MD, shares his tips for getting a desired refractive…
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