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Trabeculectomy outcomes similar for elderly, younger patients

March 27, 2015

The short-term outcomes of trabeculectomy in glaucoma patients older than 80 years were not significantly different from younger patients, researchers reported in a study recently published in the Journal of Glaucoma.

"Glaucoma in the elderly is becoming more prevalent, with the constant increase in the aging population," Duman and colleagues wrote. "The disease may affect an elderly person's quality of life negatively, causing mobility limitations, fear of falling and depressive symptoms.

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Telescope implant receives expanded indication, reimbursement

March 27, 2015
NEW YORK – VisionCare announced here at Vision Expo East that the FDA expanded the indication for its telescope implant to include patients as young as 65 years…
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CooperVision announces new silicone hydrogel daily disposable

March 27, 2015
NEW YORK – Following the successful launch of the Clariti 1 day family of lenses, CooperVision prepares to introduce another lens in this category to practitioners…
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Spectral-domain OCT may reliably measure stromal bed thickness during LASIK

March 27, 2015
Intraoperative spectral-domain OCT may be a reliable alternative to measure stromal bed thickness before lifting the flap during LASIK surgery, according to a…
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Iluvien for DME poised to fulfill unmet need, create significant market niche

March 26, 2015
The Iluvien intravitreal implant will satisfy an unmet need among patients with diabetic macular edema and create sizeable new markets, Alimera Sciences officials said…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

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

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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VIDEO: Electrodiagnostic testing contributes to glaucoma diagnosis

March 23, 2015
NEW YORK – Electrodiagnostic testing provides another modality to add to the diagnostic armamentarium for glaucoma…
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