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David F. Chang, MD, discusses video of a complex cataract surgery

February 17, 2019
ORLANDO ― In his video presentation from Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, David F. Chang, MD, shows complications that arose in a case of a…
Meeting News

Negative dysphotopsia improves with occlusion of contralateral eye

February 15, 2019
ORLANDO — Samuel Masket, MD, has spent a lot of time thinking about negative dysphotopsia and how to improve it. In a presentation at Cataract…

Provectus ocular melanoma treatment gets orphan drug designation

February 15, 2019
The FDA has granted an orphan drug designation to PV-10, Provectus BioPharmaceuticals’ ocular melanoma treatment candidate, according to a…

Regeneron reports revenue increase for 2018

February 15, 2019
Regeneron reported its fourth quarter 2018 GAAP net income at $820 million, a 371% increase from the fourth quarter 2017 GAAP net income. For the…

Iridex, Quantel resolve infringement dispute

February 15, 2019
Iridex and Quantel have resolved a patent and trademark infringement dispute, with each dismissing a lawsuit against the other. According to an…

Regeneron presents positive data from PANORAMA trial

February 14, 2019
Patients in the PANORAMA trial who underwent early intervention with Eylea experienced improvements in diabetic retinopathy severity, and the…

Ocugen gene therapy receives orphan drug designation

February 14, 2019
The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to OCU400, Ocugen’s gene therapy for the treatment of NR2E3 mutation-associated retinal…

Spectralis with OCT2 module installed at International Space Station

February 14, 2019
A Spectralis imaging platform with OCT2 module has been installed at the International Space Station, where it will be used to study space flight…
Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Woman presents with unilateral blurry vision

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Malgorzata Dymerska, MD; Shilpa J. Desai, MD
A 72-year-old woman was referred to the New England Eye Center for evaluation of 1 to 2 months of progressive blurry vision in the right eye. The…

What characteristics are needed to be a good candidate for cross-linking for keratoconus?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Point Corneal collagen cross-linking is a treatment designed primarily to decrease the progression of keratoconus. Indeed, the FDA-approved…
Lindstrom's Perspective

Therapeutic, refractive uses await CXL

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
The six fellowship-trained cornea specialist partners and I at Minnesota Eye Consultants are deeply engaged in corneal cross-linking. More than a…

Place of service affects postoperative care billing and payment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
John S. McInnes, MD, JD; Kevin J. Corcoran, COE, CPC, CPMA, FNAO
Question: You are a fellowship-trained glaucoma surgeon who provides care to advanced glaucoma patients with refractory and complex disease…

Keys to managing astigmatism with toric IOLs

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Eva Liang, MD
According to the 2017 ASCRS Clinical Survey, about 17% of respondents do not currently implant toric IOLs at all. And among those who do, only about…
Back to Basics

Intraoperative OCT allows analysis of corneal phaco incision

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Uday Devgan, MD
The corneal phaco incision is a critical component in the success of cataract surgery. The incision is important for providing intraocular access to…
The Dry Eye

Dry eye, depression and LASIK: Serious thoughts about a serious issue

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Darrell E. White, MD
In the fall of 2018, there were two tragic suicides that were publicly linked to dry eye disease and LASIK. There are roughly 60,000 eye doctors in…
Cover Story

Corneal cross-linking for keratoconus an option for patients of all ages

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 25, 2019
Corneal cross-linking should be considered as a viable treatment for patients of all ages with keratoconus due to its ability to halt or slow…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Glaucoma 360’s ‘patient-centric’ focus allows innovation to grow

February 14, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Thomas W. Samuelson, MD, discusses his participation in panels regarding FDA approvals and new, innovative glaucoma…

Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…

BLOG: Marketing tactics for 2019

February 13, 2019
2019 is in full swing, and now is a great time to re-evaluate and reassess your marketing techniques for your practice. With the speed that marketing…

Researchers link genes to AMD

February 13, 2019
Scientists have identified several new associations between genes and age-related macular degeneration, providing “a more in-depth picture of…