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

Hydrus canal stent meets study endpoint

November 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Two-year results of the HORIZON study show that 77.2% of patients implanted with a Hydrus microstent achieved the primary…
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Protocol U: No overall difference between single, combined treatments

November 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — No overall difference was found in mean visual acuity gains in patients treated with Lucentis alone or with Lucentis plus…
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Autologous retinal transplants are ‘true transplants’ for macular holes

November 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Autologous retinal transplants for macular holes provide “true transplants” and are not just plugs, according to a…
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Visual acuity gains seen in HULK trial

November 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — At 6 months, the HULK phase 1/2 trial demonstrated visual acuity benefit for all patients enrolled and a greater benefit for…
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Anti-VEGF protocol with guided laser reduces treatment burden but adds no visual acuity benefit

November 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — At 2 years, the TREX-DME trial demonstrated that adjuvant focal laser treatment provided no statistically significant anatomic…
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Toric IOL implantation has improved, but adjustable lenses may change strategies

November 13, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Current preoperative and intraoperative technologies are enabling better toric IOL implantation outcomes, but the potential FDA…
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Deeper, more diverse residency pools needed

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently entered into a partnership with the Association of University Professors of…
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Reducing prescription drug costs, reducing administrative burden both key for CMS

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are actively looking for solutions to rising prescription drug costs and…
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Zeiss introduces Veracity Surgical platform

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Carl Zeiss Meditec introduced the Veracity Surgical platform, a cloud-based, intuitive cataract surgery planning program, during…
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Light-activated viral nanoparticle for treatment of choroidal melanoma meets early study endpoints

November 12, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Choroidal melanoma has a high unmet medical need, according to Carol L. Shields, MD, and results of an early-stage study of a…