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Anti-VEGF with targeted retinal photocoagulation does not reduce treatment burden for DME patients

February 10, 2016

MIAMI — Anti-VEGF injections in combination with targeted retinal photocoagulation did not show a decrease in treatment burden in patients with diabetic macular edema in the DAVE trial, according to a presenter here.

“While targeted laser did not seem to hinder either the anatomic or visual acuity results, to date, we have no evidence that [suggests] targeted retinal photocoagulation reduces treatment for diabetic macular edema,” David M. Brown, MD, FACS, said at Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration 2016.

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TearLab withdraws proposed public offering of common stock

February 10, 2016
TearLab has withdrawn its proposed public offering of common stock, according to a company press release. Due to current market conditions, the company believes that it…
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Speaker: Venture capital drives innovation in medical retina research

February 9, 2016
MIAMI — Robust investment by venture capitalists is making up for stagnant government funding for medical research, particularly in the ophthalmic and…
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Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices

February 9, 2016
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today favorably reported a bill requiring manufacturers of reusable medical devices like duodenoscopes to…
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Legislators ask for national surveillance of neurological illnesses

February 9, 2016
The Senate health committee today recommended the establishment of a national surveillance system for neurological diseases.The objective of the “Advancing…
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Researchers: Ideal myopia-controlling contacts will target many mechanisms

February 1, 2016
Paul Gifford, PhD, FAAO, and Kate Louise Gifford, BAppSc(Optom) determined through a literature review that contact…
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IOP taken with contact lens sensor correlates with visual field changes

February 4, 2016
Researchers determined that the use of 24-hour IOP measurements obtained via a contact lens sensor were associated with…
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Children with uncorrected hyperopia have deficits in early literacy

February 8, 2016
Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular…
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