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Telescope implant receives expanded indication, reimbursement

March 27, 2015

NEW YORK – VisionCare announced here at Vision Expo East that the FDA expanded the indication for its telescope implant to include patients as young as 65 years.

In addition, as of January, CMS is reimbursing the procedure under a revised code in the ambulatory surgery center setting and at rates comparable to the hospital setting, according to the company.

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Trabeculectomy outcomes similar for elderly, younger patients

March 27, 2015
The short-term outcomes of trabeculectomy in glaucoma patients older than 80 years were not significantly different from younger patients, researchers reported in a…
In the Journals

Irreversible vision loss associated with poor mental health, quality of life

January 9, 2015
Irreversible vision loss had negative effects on patients’ quality of life and mental health, including greater levels of depression during adjustments, according…
In the Journals

Accommodative amplitude test methods produce differing results

December 16, 2014
Objective measurements of accommodative amplitude differed from subjective measurements, according a study recently published in Optometry and Vision Science.Anderson…
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Telescope implant receives expanded indication, reimbursement

March 27, 2015
NEW YORK – VisionCare announced here at Vision Expo East that the FDA expanded the indication for its telescope implant to include patients as…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Trabeculectomy outcomes similar for elderly, younger patients

March 27, 2015
The short-term outcomes of trabeculectomy in glaucoma patients older than 80 years were not significantly different from younger patients…
In the Journals

Irreversible vision loss associated with poor mental health, quality of life

January 9, 2015
Irreversible vision loss had negative effects on patients’ quality of life and mental health, including greater levels of depression during…
In the Journals

Accommodative amplitude test methods produce differing results

December 16, 2014
Objective measurements of accommodative amplitude differed from subjective measurements, according a study recently published in Optometry and

NIH renews research grants on aging

November 20, 2014
The NIH has announced renewed funding of $23.4 million for 11 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and the designation of two…
Prakash Nagarkatti, PhD Meeting News Coverage

Speakers share latest research on cannabinoids

November 18, 2014
DENVER – Three presenters here at the American Academy of Optometry plenary session discussed the dangers of recreational use of cannabinoids…

WHO forum addresses solutions for avoidable vision loss in elderly

October 6, 2014
Vision impairment was identified as a significant burden for older adults in a World Health Organization report on the needs in developing…
In the Journals

AAO: Children with visual impairments must have continual care

September 3, 2014
Constant clinical low vision care is vital for children with visual impairments to succeed in school and in their communities, according to a…
ODs can help elderly patients maintain quality of life Commentary

ODs can help elderly patients maintain quality of life

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2014
Alfred A. Rosenbloom Jr., OD, MA, DOS, FAAO
Most people disdain the aging process. To me, it is “much ado about nothing.” Age 65 is neither the beginning nor, it is hoped, the end…
In the Journals

Declines in vision, activity linked to increased mortality risk

August 22, 2014
Researchers discovered a direct relationship between loss of visual acuity and decline in instrumental activities of daily living levels, which…
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