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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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Study: Lutein supplementation did not increase MPOD in CSC patients

October 31, 2014
Lutein supplementation helped to maintain levels of macular pigment optical density in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy, according to a study recently…

AOA offers web page for resources on infectious diseases

October 31, 2014
The American Optometric Association has published a new web page with an overview on a variety of infectious diseases that optometrists and their staff may encounter.The…

Omeros granted CMS pass-through reimbursement status for Omidria

October 31, 2014
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has granted Omeros Corporation with transitional pass-through status for Omidria 1%/0.3%, according to an Omeros press…
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Better diet quality benefits vision, study finds

October 30, 2014
Adherence to dietary guidelines was associated with a lowered long-term risk of visual impairments in a study recently…
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New blog to address AMD prevention

October 1, 2014
Blue light is the hot “new” topic in eye care, and I get to blog about it, cool! To be clear, blue light is…
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Light adjustable lens allows precise refractive results

October 30, 2014
CHICAGO – At the American Academy of Ophthalmology, James Lehmann, MD, discusses his clinical study results…
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