OSN’s top news of the week

August 19, 2018
Here are the top stories for Healio.com/Ophthalmology in the past week:

Read articles from OSN’s Aug. 10 issue online

August 18, 2018
The cover story in the Aug. 10 issue of Ocular Surface News focused on dry eye therapeutic and diagnostic devices. Here are five more articles from…
Blog

BLOG: Premium lenses in patients with maculopathy: Blasphemy?

August 17, 2018
Today, phacoemulsification is the standard of care for patients undergoing cataract surgery in the U.S., and any surgeon routinely performing the old…

Iridex posts $3.3 million net loss in second quarter

August 17, 2018
Iridex reported a net loss of $3.3 million, or $0.28 per share, in the second quarter of 2018 compared with a net loss of $2.75 million, or $0.24 per…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Physician leadership development ‘now more than ever’ imperative

August 17, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Karen L. Woods, MD, of Houston Methodist Gastroenterology…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ASGE works toward movement on MIPS, MACRA

August 17, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, interim Division Director of…

FDA approves Eylea 12-week dosing for wet AMD

August 17, 2018
The FDA has approved a supplemental biologics license application for a 12-week dosing schedule of Eylea injection in wet age-related macular…
Meeting NewsVideo

CMS 2019 proposal offers new coding options to GIs

August 17, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Glenn Littenberg, MD, FASGE, chair of the ASGE reimbursement…
BlogVideo

BLOG: IOL scaffold for IOL exchange in posterior capsular defect

August 17, 2018
The technique of IOL scaffold for IOL exchange was previously described by us, wherein the faulty IOL is levitated from the capsular bag into the…

At Issue: Ensuring LASIK success and minimizing complications

August 16, 2018
Earlier this summer, LASIK was the topic of a New York Times article in which patients described negative side effects and complications after the…

Ocular Therapeutix posts quarterly net loss

August 16, 2018
Ocular Therapeutix reported a net loss of $13.8 million, or $0.37 per share, in the second quarter of 2018 compared with a net loss of $18.7 million…
Point/Counter

When treating patients with age-related macular degeneration, do you perform bilateral same-day intravitreal injections?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Point “Git-R-Done!” That is what my patients say to me whenever I ask them if they prefer bilateral intravitreal injections on the same…
CEDARS/ASPENS Debates

What is Acthar?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Melissa Toyos, MD, FACS
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…
Cover Story

Treat-and-extend increasingly gains favor for individualized, proactive management of neovascular AMD

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
An appropriate treatment modality is key to the success of anti-VEGF therapy in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Over time, based on the…
Back to Basics

Surgical repair of corneal laceration and anterior lens capsule rupture

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Uday Devgan, MD
A patient presents to our resident ophthalmology clinic with a 1-day history of a nail piercing his eye while doing construction work. Fortunately…
Perspective

Gonioscopy: A necessary skill

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Proficiency in performing gonioscopy is an asset not only to glaucoma specialists but also to cataract surgeons who undertake microinvasive glaucoma…

Information on angle alpha allows more accurate IOL predictions

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Cynthia Matossian, MD
Centration of implants — particularly multifocals, extended depth-of-focus lenses or moderate to high toric models — is critical to…
The Dry Eye

Follow the money: A possible solution from D.C.?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Darrell E. White MD
Do you read financial news? You know, the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily or at least the business section of your local rag?…
Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Elderly man presents with severe, intermittent left eye pain

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
Huan Mills, MD; Jay S. Duker, MD
An 80-year-old retired firefighter with a history of wet age-related macular degeneration since 1990 presented to the retinal specialist for new…

DREAM study reflects ‘real-world’ dry eye disease patients

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2018
The 1-year Dry Eye Assessment and Management study was designed to include “real-world” dry eye disease patients and determine if omega-3…