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Tissue plasminogen activator resolves submacular hemorrhage

August 17, 2017
BOSTON — A tissue plasminogen activator and pneumatic displacement of submacular hemorrhage offered nearly a 90% success rate for patients in…
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VIDEO: WIO brings women academics, private practice ophthalmologists together

August 16, 2017
SAN DIEGO ― At the Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium here, Lisa B. Arbisser, MD, discusses how the meeting creates a unique mix of residents…
In the Journals

Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not…
Meeting News

Older patients at higher risk for class 2 uveal melanoma tumors

August 16, 2017
BOSTON — Class 2 uveal melanoma tumors are associated with older age, tumor size, ciliary body involvement and exudative retinal detachment…

Shire applies for marketing authorization in Europe for lifitegrast

August 16, 2017
A marketing authorization application in the U.K. for lifitegrast for the treatment of dry eye disease has been validated, according to a Shire press…
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VIDEO: WIO meeting welcomes medical students

August 16, 2017
SAN DIEGO ― At the Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium here, Barbara J. Arnold, MD, discusses how the meeting encourages medical students…
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Real-world anti-VEGF injections produce slight decrease in IOP

August 16, 2017
BOSTON — A “significant but small decrease” in IOP was seen in patients receiving anti-VEGF injections, according to real-world…
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Vitrectomy yields more macular hole closures than Jetrea

August 16, 2017
BOSTON — Visual outcomes were similar in eyes with bilateral macular holes that underwent a vitrectomy or intravitreal ocriplasmin injection…
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Pneumatic retinopexy considered first-line treatment for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment

August 15, 2017
BOSTON — Pneumatic retinopexy as first-line treatment in patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment yielded better visual results and less…
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CNV reduced with ICON-1 treatment in phase 2 trial

August 15, 2017
BOSTON — Choroidal neovascularization was reduced at 6 months in patients with age-related macular degeneration who were treated with ICON-1…
In the Journals

State access standards did not improve accessibility to specialists

August 15, 2017
The implementation of specialty access standards by state Medicaid agencies did not result in widespread, meaningful improvements in access to…
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VIDEO: Dates announced for 2018 WIO Summer Symposium

August 15, 2017
SAN DIEGO ― At the Women in Ophthalmology meeting here, Laura Enyedi, MD, discusses some of the highlights of this year’s meeting and announces…
In the Journals

FDA moves slowly on required postapproval drug studies; other agency procedures scrutinized

August 15, 2017
More than 3 years passed before the efficacy of most drugs given accelerated approval by the FDA from 2009 to 2013 was validated, according to…
Meeting News

Novel pan-VEGF inhibitor shows promise for treating AMD

August 15, 2017
BOSTON — A novel VEGF-C/D inhibitor showed preliminary evidence of clinical activity in patients with neovascular age-related macular…
The Dry Eye

TrueTear: The latest buzz

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Darrell E. White, MD
“It was a scratch, not a pick!”
– Jerry Seinfeld

Thriving in today’s merger and acquisition environment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Tom Chirillo
Many doctors ask me how the increased mergers and acquisitions activity by existing companies and emerging private equity and venture capital-backed…

Quiet eyes with failed PK can harbor asymptomatic infections

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Epithelial defects in patients with failed penetrating keratoplasty may be a sign of asymptomatic infections, according to a study. In 53 repeat PK…
Back to Basics

Three rules for corneal phaco incisions

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Uday Devgan, MD
Over the last two decades, cataract surgery has evolved from scleral incisions to corneal incisions, from retrobulbar anesthesia to topical…

Surgeons speculate about future of ophthalmic surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Jack S. Parker, MD; Gerrit Melles, MD, PhD
In the future, will ophthalmic surgeries be easier to perform than they are now? Intuitively, one might expect the answer to be an obvious…

Surgeon describes sutureless technique for Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2017
Traditionally, the Ahmed glaucoma valve is used in more complicated cases after other surgical measures have been tried. Increasingly, however, the…
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