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ODs support Maryland digital device use law for public schools

February 24, 2017

The House Ways and Means Committee of the Maryland General Assembly will hear legislation Feb. 24 that directs the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to craft safety guidelines for the use of digital devices in Maryland public schools.

The legislation, HB866, “Primary and secondary education – Health and safety guidelines and procedures – Digital devices,” has 25 co-sponsors and broad bipartisan support, according to a press release from the advocacy group Screens and Kids. Delegate Steven Arentz (R-District 36) sponsored the legislation.

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Anti-VEGF used as primary or adjunctive treatment for ROP

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Anti-VEGF therapy can be used to treat retinopathy of prematurity as a primary treatment, as a complementary treatment to laser and as an…
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Vitrectomy an effective treatment for endophthalmitis

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — There are advantages to treating endophthalmitis with therapeutic vitrectomy, which is often reserved for the advanced cases or…
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Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy a lifelong disease

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Widefield angiography is essential in diagnosing familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, but treatment type and efficacy depend on the stage…
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Contribution of steroids for treatment of AMD unknown

February 25, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Inflammation is a known component of age-related macular degeneration, but the potential benefit of steroids in the treatment of AMD is…
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Diabetic Eye Disease Consults: Recent Advances in Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment and Management – Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness among American adults aged 40 years and older. The prevalence…
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VIDEO: Surgeons present a novel approach to presbyopia laser surgery

February 19, 2017
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Femtosecond laser-assisted DALK technique

February 8, 2017
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