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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VIDEO: ForeseeHome helps monitor AMD progression

October 30, 2018
CHICAGO — Lisa K. Feulner, MD, PhD, discusses the importance of early detection of a transition from dry to wet age-related macular…
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Surgeon advocates early referral for pediatric cross-linking

October 30, 2018
CHICAGO — Corneal cross-linking should be considered in pediatric patients at diagnosis of clinically identifiable keratoconus, a speaker here…
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VIDEO: Wavefront-guided, wavefront-optimized platforms both effective for LASIK

October 30, 2018
CHICAGO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here, Edward Manche, MD, discusses a study comparing wavefront-guided and…
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Low-dose atropine effective in slowing myopia progression

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — Low doses of atropine are the most effective in slowing myopia progression, according to a speaker here. Multiple studies comparing…
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Retinal malpractice issues involve ROP, injections and wrong events

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — Even though malpractice lawsuits for retinopathy of prematurity are rare, they are expensive, according to AAO President-elect…
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OpRegen shows positive phase 1/2a study results for dry AMD

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — OpRegen, a retinal pigment epithelium cell therapy transplant for dry age-related macular degeneration, has shown signs of improving…
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More refractive lens exchange cases per week lead to lower rate of complications

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — More surgeries per week lead to a lower rate of surgical complications during refractive lens exchange, according to a speaker here. …
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Integration of new technology may improve ophthalmologic care

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — Artificial intelligence, deep learning systems and automated diagnostic systems can improve ophthalmologic care for patients and…

Intravitreal corticosteroids superior in treatment of uveitic macular edema

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — Intravitreal triamcinolone and intravitreal dexamethasone sustained-release implant were both superior to periocular triamcinolone…

Ophthalmology on the road to value-based care

October 28, 2018
CHICAGO – Transitioning from a volume-based system to a value-based one is the future of medicine in this country, and ophthalmology is a…