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Drug eluting contact lenses 'worthy of investigation' for release of myopia drugs

November 26, 2014

DENVER – The combination of atropine and pirenzepine with commercial hydrogel and silicone hydrogel contact lenses may warrant further investigation, according to a presenter here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.

Alex Hui, OD, PhD, stated that combining pharmaceuticals and contact lenses has received growing interest.

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Cost, insurance authorization affect decision making in treatment of uveitis

November 26, 2014
Among uveitis and retina specialists, cost, insurance prior authorization, pregnancy considerations and subspecialty practice were factors affecting therapeutic…

NEI grants $1 million to re-create ocular stem cells

November 25, 2014
The National Eye Institute has granted researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a 5-year $1 million grant supporting discovery of new stem cell…
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Use of contact lenses significantly associated with dry eye status

November 25, 2014
DENVER – Dry eye status in patients who wear contact lenses was significantly associated with contact lens wettability, deposition and debris, according to a…
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Handheld keratometry readings comparable before, after anesthesia

November 25, 2014
Handheld keratometry measurements were as reliable in patients under anesthesia as in awake patients, regardless of positioning, according to a study. However, readings…
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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: Forced infusion phaco

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York 2014, Uday Devgan, MD, discusses forced infusion phaco in cataract surgery.
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