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NIH scientists identify rare, genetic disorder that causes blindness

March 22, 2017

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have identified the genetic underpinnings of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness, blindness, albinism and fragile bones, according to a press release.

The newly recognized syndrome, COMMAD, affects children who inherit two mutations of a gene, one from each parent, each of whom is deaf due to another rare, genetic disorder called Waardenburg syndrome 2A.

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BLOG: A case for peribulbar block

March 20, 2017
If we were to describe an ideal anesthetic agent for eye surgery, it would be one that works for virtually every patient, carries few local risks, provides deep…

April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month

March 20, 2017
April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month, during which the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation along with members and volunteers seek to educate patients and…
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Study shows decrease in visual acuity after discontinuing AMD injections

March 15, 2017
Researchers noted marked deterioration in visual acuity over 2 years in patients who discontinued treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Visual…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 4

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numerous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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VIDEO: Refractive cataract surgery, astigmatism management go hand-in-hand

March 10, 2017
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NIH scientists identify rare, genetic disorder that causes blindness

March 22, 2017
Researchers at the National Eye Institute have identified the genetic underpinnings of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness…

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BLOG: A case for peribulbar block

March 20, 2017
If we were to describe an ideal anesthetic agent for eye surgery, it would be one that works for virtually every patient, carries few local risks…

April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month

March 20, 2017
April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month, during which the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation along with members and volunteers seek to…

In the Journals

Study shows decrease in visual acuity after discontinuing AMD injections

March 15, 2017
Researchers noted marked deterioration in visual acuity over 2 years in patients who discontinued treatment for neovascular age-related macular…

Illuma integrates eye care services into mainstream health care

March 15, 2017
Illuma Care Connections, a new care coordination company for eye care providers and health plan partners, announced the launch of technology-enabled…

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VIDEO: ODs should recommend surgeon, procedure to patients who need transplants

March 13, 2017
ATLANTA – Peter Veldman, MD, presented a special session on corneal transplantation here at SECO, urging optometrists to learn about all…

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VIDEO: New IOL technologies correct for distance, intermediate vision, astigmatism

March 13, 2017
ATLANTA – Preeya Gupta, MD, a cornea special session panelist here at SECO, said new and up-and-coming intraocular lenses are helping patients…

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VIDEO: Refractive cataract surgery, astigmatism management go hand-in-hand

March 10, 2017
ATLANTA – Elizabeth Yeu, MD, a panelist for a SECO special session on cornea, said preoperative evaluation and care of the patient with…

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OCT angiography will play role in managing choroidal retinal degenerations

March 8, 2017
ATLANTA – “Macular degeneration is the most common and maybe the most complex choroidal retinal degeneration. It started to be understood…

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Surgeon prefers DMEK for corneal transplants

March 7, 2017
ATLANTA – When referring patients for selective corneal transplantation, “It’s important for you to think about enabling your…

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