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Speaker: Ophthalmologists need to learn more about microbes

September 4, 2015

BARCELONA — Ophthalmologists need to learn more about microbes in order to better treat and understand ocular infections, according to a speaker.

“We need basic science to tell us about that enemy that we are battling,” OSN Cornea/External Disease Board Member Terrence P. O’Brien, MD, told colleagues at the International Conference on Ocular Infections held jointly with the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting. “Although there have been advances in laboratory models of ocular infection, we have not applied what we have learned in those models to new treatments that can help save the eye.”

Minimally invasive glaucoma procedures address unmet need Meeting News Coverage

Minimally invasive glaucoma procedures address unmet need

September 4, 2015
BARCELONA — Minimally invasive procedures have gained a role in the treatment of glaucoma and should be explored more and used more in the future, according to…
In the Journals

Hydrophobic acrylic IOL associated with increase in PCO up to 3 years

September 3, 2015
A single-piece hydrophobic acrylic IOL was associated with a significant increase in posterior capsule opacification up to 3 years and stabilization between 3 years and…

Optometry Giving Sight hosts signing for new school of optometry

September 3, 2015
Optometry Giving Sight announced in a press release that it hosted the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the first school of optometry in…
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Misleading advertisement about Pentacam prohibited in European Union

September 3, 2015
The District Court in The Hague, Netherlands, ruled that i-Optics is to refrain from using “misleading and defamatory advertisements” in reference to the…
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PCON August 2015

Clinicians agree quality of life is a vital part of comprehensive glaucoma care

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Most eye care providers agree that the goal of glaucoma care is to sustain a patient’s quality of life by…
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Agustin Gonzalez

BLOG: Stay professional on social media

August 27, 2015
Agustin Gonzalez, OD, says that you only have one chance to make a first impression – even on social media.He…
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YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Darcy Eberle, OD; Dianne Kowing, OD, FAAO; Ruth Hyatt, OD; William Dunn, MD, FACS
A 56-year-old certified ophthalmic technician presented for a comprehensive eye examination. He was complaining of…
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