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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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VIDEO: Emerging therapies for diabetic macular edema

March 30, 2015
Peter K. Kaiser, MD, highlights emerging new classes of treatment for retinal eye diseases and diabetic macular edema at Retina 2015.
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VIDEO: Ocular allergic disease therapeutic update

March 29, 2015
Jodi Luchs, MD, FACS, discusses the proper diagnosis in patients with ocular allergies at Hawaiian Eye 2015.
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pSivida completes enrollment for phase 3 trial of Medidur for posterior uveitis

March 27, 2015
pSivida completed the target enrollment of 120 patients in a phase 3 clinical trial of Medidur to treat posterior uveitis, according to a press release.The double-masked…
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Enhanced BLIS injector system available from Bausch + Lomb

March 27, 2015
An enhanced BLIS injector system is now available, Bausch + Lomb announced in a press release.BLIS was designed exclusively for use with the enVista hydrophobic acrylic…
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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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