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Single-sample culturing comparable to multi-sample method

October 31, 2014

CHICAGO — A one-touch method compared favorably with the traditional method of collecting corneal microbiological specimens from eyes with infectious keratitis, a speaker told colleagues here.

At the American Academy of Ophthalmolgy meeting, Kaivon Pakzad-Vaezi, MD, described the results of a study comparing the ESwab (Copan) and traditional culture sampling methods.

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Optimization of ocular surface requires newer treatment options

October 31, 2014
The ocular surface and tear film can no longer be ignored, nor should they be. We have long been aware of the problems of chronic dry eye and the damage that can occur…
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Study: Corneal epithelium thinner in dry eye patients

October 28, 2014
Epithelial thickness profiles can aid in the customization of treatment for dry eye patients, according to a study recently published in Optometry & Vision
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Eyes with TIF more likely to develop textural interface opacity after DSAEK

October 28, 2014
Eyes with transient interface fluid displayed on intraoperative optical coherence tomography are more likely to develop textural interface opacity after Descemet’s…
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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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Ophthalmology, technology intersect at OIS

October 18, 2014
CHICAGO – At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit here, Monty Montoya, president and CEO of SightLife, discusses…
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Single-sample culturing comparable to multi-sample method

October 31, 2014
CHICAGO — A one-touch method compared favorably with the traditional method of collecting corneal microbiological specimens from eyes with…
CEDARS Debate Publication Exclusive

Optimization of ocular surface requires newer treatment options

October 31, 2014
The ocular surface and tear film can no longer be ignored, nor should they be. We have long been aware of the problems of chronic dry eye and the…
In the Journals

Study: Corneal epithelium thinner in dry eye patients

October 28, 2014
Epithelial thickness profiles can aid in the customization of treatment for dry eye patients, according to a study recently published…
In the Journals

Eyes with TIF more likely to develop textural interface opacity after DSAEK

October 28, 2014
Eyes with transient interface fluid displayed on intraoperative optical coherence tomography are more likely to develop textural interface opacity…
In the Journals

Researchers report epithelial thinning in long-term SCL wearers

October 22, 2014
Long-term soft contact lens wear may be associated with a decrease in epithelial thickness, according to a study recently published…
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DALK improves vision in eyes with Acanthamoeba keratitis scarring

October 21, 2014
CHICAGO – Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty showed promise in restoring vision in eyes with significant corneal scarring from…
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DMEK yields fast visual recovery for endothelial dysfunction

October 21, 2014
CHICAGO — Six-year midterm results showed Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty for the treatment of endothelial dysfunction…
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Povidone-iodine, amphotericin B reduce postop infections in patients with Boston K-Pro

October 20, 2014
CHICAGO — Prophylactic follow-up treatment with additional povidone-iodine and amphotericin B after Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis implantation…
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Ophthalmology, technology intersect at OIS

October 18, 2014
CHICAGO – At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit here, Monty Montoya, president and CEO of SightLife, discusses how the intersection of…
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Cross-linking undergoing intense study in U.S.

October 17, 2014
CHICAGO — Corneal collagen cross-linking, although not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is undergoing rigorous study on…
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