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BLOG: Approval of near vision inlay — A huge step forward

BLOG: Approval of near vision inlay — A huge step forward
April 27, 2015

The biggest news at ASCRS was the FDA’s approval of the AcuFocus Kamra inlay for correction of presbyopia. This is an enormous advance in patient care, bringing to the U.S. a technology that has been proven safe and effective extensively abroad. To date, more than 20,000 Kamra inlays have been implanted outside the U.S., AcuFocus said in September 2014. Another slightly different inlay technology, the Raindrop hydrogel inlay from ReVision Optics, has also been extensively used overseas, and together these two technologies are becoming a standard offering along with LASIK, PRK and lens-based surgery.

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Study shows corneal vertex normal as optimal optic zone center in small incision lenticule extraction

April 27, 2015
A lenticule center closer to the corneal vertex normal rather than the pupil center yielded better refractive outcomes in small incision lenticule extraction for myopia…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
Preloaded tissue for DSEK minimizes complications, endothelial cell loss Meeting News Coverage

Preloaded tissue for DSEK minimizes complications, endothelial cell loss

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Tissue prepared and preloaded into an insertion device by an eye bank can be used uneventfully in Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty…
VIDEO: Study shows safety increase with femtosecond laser cataract surgery Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Study shows safety increase with femtosecond laser cataract surgery

April 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO ― At the American Society of Cataract Surgery meeting here, Wendell J. Scott, MD, discusses a study that shows lower vitreous loss rates in patients after his…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

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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BLOG: Zero in on your target Facebook audience

March 17, 2015
Facebook is not just about finding friends and sharing pictures, Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, says.Use the social…
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