In the JournalsPerspective

Coronavirus shows low risk for being spread through tears

March 25, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 is known to be transmitted via droplets, but infected patients are unlikely to spread the virus through tears, according to a study. …

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VIDEO: How to use femto-assisted corneal tattoo to treat iris defects

March 20, 2020
ORLANDO — In his presentation at Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, Keith A. Walter, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Wake Forest School…

The Dry Eye

The new immunomodulator math

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2020
Darrell E. White, MD
Now that we have three immunomodulators to choose between, it has become incredibly complex. So many numbers. Many much numbers. And it is not just…

Disruptive innovator ultimately rewarded after deviating from path of mainstream thinking

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2020
Innovation takes more than creativity — it takes courage: the courage to take risks and face antagonism. “If everyone says, ‘I…

Meeting News

Belin ABCD staging system may aid in monitoring keratoconus progression

March 13, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — The Belin ABCD staging classification may be useful for keratoconus progression after corneal cross-linking, according to a…

Meeting News

History of PK increases risk for graft rejection in other eye

March 12, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — A history of contralateral penetrating keratoplasty is associated with an increased risk for second eye graft rejection…

Aldeyra to focus on late-stage ocular disease programs

March 12, 2020
Aldeyra Therapeutics will prioritize its ocular disease programs while placing on hold clinical development in other fields as part of a strategic…

In the JournalsPerspective

Pterygium prevalence linked to shorter axial length

March 11, 2020
The prevalence of pterygium was associated with short axial length and anterior chamber depth in a Chinese retrospective, hospital-based…


Kala’s dry eye treatment meets primary, secondary endpoints in phase 3 trial

March 10, 2020
Kala Pharmaceuticals’ dry eye treatment candidate KPI-121 0.25% met both of its primary efficacy endpoints in the phase 3 STRIDE 3 trial…


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March 09, 2020

COVID-19 possibly identified in tears, conjunctival secretions

March 4, 2020
The American Academy of Ophthalmology posted an alert regarding findings in a Journal of Medical Virology study that shows COVID-19 may be detected…

Meeting News

Epi-on high-oxygen CXL shows comparable results, less pain than epi-off room-air CXL

March 4, 2020
MARRAKECH, Morocco — The preliminary results of a study comparing individualized topography-guided corneal cross-linking with epithelium-on…

Complications Consult

Limbal stem cell deficiency seen in celiac disease variant

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2020
Amar Agarwal, MS, FRCS, FRCOphth; Deepali Velani, MS; Dhivya Ashok Kumar, MD, FRCS, FAICO, FICO
Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that usually presents with intestinal disorders. Ophthalmic manifestations, though, have been noted, and…

Eyevance launches Tobradex ST

March 3, 2020
Tobradex ST, a treatment for inflammatory ocular conditions, has been launched in the United States, Eyevance Pharmaceuticals announced in a press…

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VIDEO: Drop of blood helps heal corneal ulcers

March 2, 2020
MARRAKECH, Morocco — A drop of a patient’s own blood can be an easy, affordable and effective option for treating corneal ulcers…

Meeting News

New technique for Bowman layer transplantation widens eligibility to thin keratoconic corneas

February 28, 2020
MARRAKECH, Morocco — A variation of Bowman layer transplantation, in which the graft is implanted on the surface of the eye after removal of…

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Study looks at predictors of high endothelial cell loss after DMEK

February 27, 2020
MARRAKECH, Morocco — Several factors, including graft detachment and disease severity, may be predictors of a higher and faster rate of…

Cambium receives orphan drug designation for ocular graft-versus-host disease dry eye treatment

February 27, 2020
The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to Cambium Medical Technologies’ fibrinogen-depleted human platelet lysate for the treatment of…


Clinicians welcome FDA’s approval of Pataday OTC

February 26, 2020
Several physicians who spoke with Healio Primary Care applauded the FDA’s decision to make Pataday Twice Daily Relief and Pataday Once Daily…

Enrollment complete in Cambium dry eye study

February 24, 2020
The final patient has been enrolled in a phase 1/2 study of Elate Ocular topical fibrinogen-depleted human platelet lysate biologic for the treatment…