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Microbial keratitis risk similar in contact lens patients vs. LASIK

April 24, 2017

The risk for microbial keratitis was similar between patients using contact lenses for 1 year compared with patients who had undergone LASIK, according to a study in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

The literature review included eight studies on the use of soft daily-use and gas-permeable daily-use lenses and nine studies involving soft-extended contact lenses that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, spanning from 1998 to 2008.

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Study compares outcomes of pediatric primary and secondary IOL implantation

April 24, 2017
Pediatric patients who underwent secondary IOL implantation for pediatric cataract experienced generally worse best corrected visual acuity and a higher risk for…

Shire studies SHP640 for infectious conjunctivitis

April 24, 2017
The first U.S. patient has been enrolled in a phase 3 clinical trial for Shire’s SHP640, a combination broad-spectrum antiseptic and corticosteroid being evaluated…
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Study investigates role of PVD and VMA in progression of AMD

April 24, 2017
A higher incidence of vitreoretinal interface abnormalities was found in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration as compared with patients with dry AMD…

Drug candidate for DME treatment to begin toxicology studies

April 24, 2017
THR-149, a plasma kallikrein inhibitor for the potential treatment of diabetic macular edema, has reached a milestone in its development and will start pivotal…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numer-ous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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