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Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

October 30, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some parts of the U.S. is hindered by inaccurate, inconsistent…
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Ziv-aflibercept may be safe, less expensive alternative to other anti-VEGF treatments

October 30, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Ziv-aflibercept could be an effective and cost-reducing alternative to traditional anti-VEGF therapies in the treatment of…
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Actemra shows efficacy in noninfectious uveitis

October 30, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Using a composite endpoint scoring system, intravenous Actemra showed efficacy in noninfectious uveitis, according to research…
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VIDEO: Wavefront-guided PRK military study an area of ‘extreme interest’

October 30, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Capt. Elizabeth Hofmeister, MD, discusses her presentation of the results of…
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BLOG: Cequa enters, stage left — let the cyclosporine battles begin

October 29, 2019
Ladieeeees annnnnd gentlemen, in this corner (points to the right), the reigning champion, RESTASIS! And to my left, from the spunky upstart Sun…
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Mental health experts discuss current state of care, moving forward

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Panelists at the OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum discussed the overall effect mental health disorders are…
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Tandem use of health care technology, communication provides benefits

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Physicians and patients who communicate by utilizing health care–related technology both benefit, according to a…
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VIDEO: Field of innovations to treat dry eye ‘exploding’

October 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Cynthia Matossian, MD

Severe sleep apnea associated with DME

October 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Severe obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with more severe diabetic macular edema, leading to refractory DME, according…
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Entrepreneurs should focus on evidence to create businesses that provide personalized medicine

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, California — Panelists at the OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum discussed what entrepreneurs need to focus on when they…
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Artificial intelligence includes tools and instruments, not just robots, that improve health care

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — At the OCTANe Medical Technology Innovation Forum, a speaker said artificial intelligence is not just about robots…
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Dextenza reduces pain, inflammation after cataract surgery

October 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients receiving Dextenza safely achieved absence of pain and inflammation after both first and second cataract surgeries…
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VIDEO: Two-optic modular IOL technology ‘very promising’

October 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Sumit Sam Garg, MD, discusses the LensGen modular IOL…
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Beovu improves visual acuity in AMD, polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy

October 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Treatment with Beovu resulted in visual acuity letter gains among patients with age-related macular degeneration and polypoidal…

Ophthalmology world mourns loss of Spencer Thornton, MD, FACS

October 28, 2019
Spencer P. Thornton, MD, FACS , former president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and a pioneer in…

Zimura phase 2b trial results positive in geographic atrophy secondary to dry AMD

October 28, 2019
Zimura, a complement factor C5 inhibitor, reduced geographic atrophy growth in a phase 2b clinical trial, according to a press release from Iveric…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses new treatment options for dry eye disease

October 28, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting, Audrey R. Talley Rostov, MD, cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon…
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Intacs, cross-linking together reduce astigmatism

October 28, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO —When used together, the combination of Intacs intracorneal ring segments and corneal collagen cross-linking can reduce…
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VIDEO: Analyzing cloud-based data for cataract surgery

October 28, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Helga F. Pizio, MD, FACS, discusses her poster presentation on energy fluid…
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VIDEO: Improvements maintained for 2 years with abicipar for wet AMD

October 28, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Rahul Khurana, MD, of Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates, shared the 2-year results from the CEDAR and SEQUOIA…