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No difference found in stroke type with or without anti-VEGFs

August 21, 2017

BOSTON — No differences in type or anatomic distribution of strokes were seen in patients who received intravitreal anti-VEGF injections compared with patients with similar disease processes who did not receive anti-VEGF injections, according to a study presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting here.

Sophie J. Bakri, MD, presented a retrospective review of patient records in the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a validated health care database of patients in Olmsted County, Minnesota. The study looked at location and types of strokes, both hemorrhagic and ischemic, in patients receiving anti-VEGFs to help address the “conflicting data regarding whether there is an association between intravitreal anti-VEGF and stroke.”

Trump signs FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law

August 21, 2017
President Donald J. Trump recently signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law. The

SightLife names new CEO

August 21, 2017
SightLife has named Claire Bonilla as its new CEO. Bonilla, who most recently served as the organization’s chief global officer, will also join its board.
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Reduced diabetic retinopathy severity can enhance functional vision

August 21, 2017
BOSTON — Ranibizumab treatment for diabetic retinopathy, with or without diabetic macular edema, may regress the severity of the retinopathy to a milder stage…

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Advances in glaucoma management blur the barriers between subspecialties

August 21, 2017
Glaucoma management has undergone significant advancements in recent years. New minimally invasive surgical options have become available, filling in the gap between…
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Quantitative Features of the Choriocapillaris in Healthy Individuals Using Swept-Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, August 2017, Volume 48 Issue 8
To quantify vessel density (VD) and grey value (GV) as a measure of flow in the choriocapillaris (CC) in healthy…
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EDUCATION FOR THE REFERRING EYE CARE SPECIALIST

Diagnosis and Treatment of Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization: Earlier is Better

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

This activity for comprehensive ophthalmologists and optometrists reviews the pathology and symptoms of mCNV; makes…
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American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting

American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting

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VIDEO: OCTANe OTS brings together Orange County's ophthalmology sector

June 29, 2017
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