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Implantable Miniature Telescope retains positive results in 5-year follow-up

July 2, 2015

The Implantable Miniature Telescope showed favorable safety and efficacy outcomes for treating end-stage age-related macular degeneration over the long term, particularly in patients younger than 75 years old, according to a study.

The prospective, open-label, multicenter clinical trial, a continuation of the 24-month IMT-002 study, evaluated 63 patients with the IMT (VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies) 60 months after surgery, with 31 patients ranging from 65 to 74 years old in group 1 and 32 patients age 75 years or older in group 2.

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VIDEO: Montaquila: ODs have opportunities with health care reform

July 2, 2015
SEATTLE – The American Optometric Association’s Rethink Eyecare helps illuminate the benefits of including optometric services in health plan benefit…
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BLOG: Why does retinitis pigmentosa take on a bone-spicule shape?

July 2, 2015
Many of us have patients with retinitis pigmentosa; sometimes they come in with the diagnosis, and sometimes we are the ones who discover the hallmarks of the disease…
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Alcon obtains CE mark for UltraSert preloaded delivery system for AcrySof IQ aspheric IOL

July 2, 2015
Alcon has received European CE mark approval for the AcrySof IQ aspheric IOL with the UltraSert preloaded delivery system for cataract surgery, according to a press…
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Point spread function provides more accurate refraction, speaker says

July 2, 2015
SEATTLE – Refracting patients with a device that uses point spread function instead of Snellen letters provides more sensitive results without the need for…
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Rich Mangan

VIDEO: Anisocoria may indicate serious systemic conditions

June 26, 2015
SEATTLE – Here at Optometry’s Meeting, Rich Mangan, OD, said optometrists can pick up subtle changes that…
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Eye proves to be a key component of effective concussion diagnosis, treatment

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2015
The eye and the visual system have become a focus in methods to assess, diagnose, treat and manage concussions, and…
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Jason Clopton

VIDEO: Optometry has a role in treating balance, vestibular issues

June 26, 2015
SEATTLE – Optometrists should be involved in or at least in the loop in providing care to patients with…
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