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.

Meeting News

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…

Cornea donor characteristics less important than recipient’s

October 28, 2018
CHICAGO – The Eye Bank Association of America’s minimum standards for cornea tissue yields reliable results with donor characteristics…
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Regenxbio presents phase 1 data for wet AMD gene therapy

October 28, 2018
CHICAGO — The 6-month results of an ongoing phase 1 study evaluating RGX-314 gene therapy for patients with wet AMD showed positive safety and…
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The system works: Withdrawal of CyPass from the market

October 28, 2018
CHICAGO — The voluntary withdrawal of CyPass from the global market shocked the field of ophthalmology, but the process in place worked nicely…
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Choice of MIGS depends on variable patient factors

October 28, 2018
CHICAGO — A glaucoma surgeon should be able to perform at least two or more procedures with different methods of action in the MIGS category…