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NIH renews research grants on aging

November 20, 2014

The NIH has announced renewed funding of $23.4 million for 11 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and the designation of two additional sites.

“The Roybal Centers’ comprehensive research infrastructure facilitates collaborations among academic researchers and those in the public and private sectors who can help design and deliver novel approaches to a number of challenges of an aging society,” NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, MD, said in a press release announcing the grants that will span 5 years. “Through a range of projects, the centers seek to find new and better ways to maintain mobility and physical function; support sound financial and medical decision making; aid cognitive function; manage pain; and enhance caregiving.”

Optos reports 7% increase in third-quarter revenue

November 20, 2014
Optos totaled $170.6 million in revenue and operating income in the third quarter, a 7% increase from $159.5 million in the third quarter 2013, according to a press…

Take the reins and educate your peers

November 20, 2014
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Surgeon discusses management of cataract and Fuchs' dystrophy

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Experts agree on need to standardize testing for contact lens products

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2014
Most scientific experts concur that existing testing methods for contact lenses and solutions should be reviewed. In September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…
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Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction: Common Management Policies Among Pediatric Ophthalmologists

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, November 4, 2014
To study common management policies of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNDLO) among pediatric…
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In Focus: Advances in AMD - Clinical Case: Long-term Management of Established Age-related Macular Degeneration

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

Long-term management of wet age-related macular degeneration can be challenging, as medications and dosing schedules…
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Surgeon says now is good time to adopt femtosecond cataract surgery

November 19, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York, John A. Hovanesian, MD, discusses reasons that he has begun performing femtosecond…
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