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No association found between lipid levels, pathway genes and AMD progression

August 27, 2014

Results from a meta-analysis showed no associations between cholesterol measures, history of statin use or lipid pathway genes and the incidence and progression of age-related macular degeneration, according to researchers.

The meta-analysis included three population-based cohorts: the Beaver Dam Eye Study, Blue Mountain Eye Study and Rotterdam Study, for a total of 6,950 participants. The researchers followed patients for 20 years, with examinations every 5 years. During follow-ups, hazard ratios associated with lipid levels and lipid pathway genes were calculated through the use of random-effects inverse-weighted meta-analysis models adjusted for known AMD risk factors.

California optometry scope expansion bill tabled until 2015

August 27, 2014
A bill in California that intended to allow optometrists to use therapeutic lasers and pharmaceutical agents approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as…
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Alcon to acquire WaveTec Vision, full rights to ORA System

August 27, 2014
Alcon announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire WaveTec Vision, according to a company press release.Upon completion of the acquisition, Alcon will gain full…
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Genetics company receives $1.4 million NIH grant

August 27, 2014
The NIH has granted a total of $1,367,504 to 23andMe, a personal genetic testing company, for a 2-year project to enhance the company’s online database and…
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Biaxial cortex removal time comparable for femtosecond laser-assisted, standard cataract surgery

August 27, 2014
The time taken to remove the biaxial cortex during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery was found to be…
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Butter in your coffee?

July 14, 2014
If you’ve ever attended any of my lectures, you know that I come down hard on coffee for several reasons…
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VIDEO: OCT, FAF diagnoses peripapillary retinal pigmentary degeneration

May 13, 2014
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