American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from The American Academy of Ophthalmology. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AAO, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Eye area cosmetic assessment starts with skin

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Skin is the first feature to consider when conducting a cosmetic examination of the face and eyelid areas, according to a…
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Hypersonic vitrectomy has early encouraging clinical success

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — The initial clinical results of hypersonic vitrectomy in 46 cases in the United States since Sept. 27, 2017, have been…
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IRIS Registry provides largest specialty clinical database for research

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry, the world’s largest specialty clinical database, continues to…
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Femtosecond laser zigzag incision may be more effective than manual technique in PK

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — A femtosecond laser zigzag incision can offer faster wound healing and stronger wounds after penetrating keratoplasty when…
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VIDEO: Seiler performs custom cross-linking for keratoconus exclusively

November 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS ― At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here, Theo Seiler, MD, discusses why he has switched from standard crosslinking for
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Twin lampalizumab trials fail to impact area of geographic atrophy

November 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Lampalizumab failed to impact geographic area compared with sham treatment in two identically designed phase 3 studies —…
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Newly developed biomechanical index can aid in diagnosis of keratoconus

November 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — A newly developed combined biomechanical index, named the Corvis Biomechanical Index, is highly sensitive and specific for…
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Novartis’ VEGF inhibitor demonstrates clinically relevant anatomic, visual gains

November 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Novartis’ first-in-kind molecule brolucizumab achieved clinically relevant anatomic and visual acuity gains in patients…
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Patients report less pain, discomfort with epi-Bowman keratectomy

November 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Epi-Bowman keratectomy can offer less pain and less discomfort during surface ablation, according to a speaker here. Developed…
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Retinectomy under air minimizes retinal movement during surgery

November 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — The reattachment sequence when performing retinectomy should not be done under balanced salt solution but rather under air…