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Avastin before glaucoma valve implantation may lead to less hyphema, fewer medications postop

July 29, 2015

A preoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection before Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation may decrease postoperative hyphema and lower the number of glaucoma medications at last visit, according to a study.

The retrospective institutional study included patients with neovascular glaucoma who underwent Ahmed glaucoma valve (New World Medical) implantation, with 19 eyes receiving an intravitreal Avastin (bevacizumab, Genentech) injection 7 days preoperatively and 20 eyes receiving no anti-VEGF therapy.

Opternative launches online refraction service

July 29, 2015
Opternative announced Monday that its online refractive eye exam service that provides users with prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses has been launched in 27…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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Phase 3 clinical trial strategy developed for Inotek’s trabodenoson

July 29, 2015
Inotek Pharmaceuticals intends to begin a phase 3 clinical trial of its leading glaucoma drug candidate, trabodenoson, in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company…
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Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

Publication Exclusive: Cataract surgery can be complicated by presence of loose zonules

July 29, 2015
Loose zonules complicate cataract surgery because their laxity makes removal of the nucleus and cortex challenging and…
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BLOG: Answer your patients' silent questions

BLOG: Answer your patients' silent questions

July 9, 2015
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, urges optometrists to anticipate patients’ questions regarding special vision…
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VIDEO: Discussion on hot topics in cornea at Kiawah Eye 2015

VIDEO: Discussion on hot topics in cornea at Kiawah Eye 2015

July 25, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, ophthalmologists gathered to debate and discuss hot topics in the management of cornea…
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