Meeting News

Bevacizumab increases visual acuity in ocular melanoma patients treated with plaque radiotherapy

March 13, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — Ocular melanoma patients who received prophylactic bevacizumab with plaque radiotherapy experienced significantly better visual…

In the JournalsPerspective

Iodine-125 brachytherapy treatment poses glaucoma risk

February 3, 2020
Patients treated with iodine-125 brachytherapy for uveal melanoma could have a substantial risk for developing open-angle or neovascular glaucoma. …

Point/Counter

What is your treatment process when a lifesaving therapy results in worsening ocular symptoms?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2020
As a retina specialist, my busy private practice sees a wide spectrum of the patient population. We have a significant number of patients on…

Cover Story

Systemic drugs and their ocular symptoms can complicate treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2020
Drugs that treat systemic diseases can be lifesaving, but when these drugs lead to poor ocular health or vision, the treatment paradigms can be…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Elderly woman presents with presumed orbital cellulitis

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2020
Allison V. Coombs, DO; Geetha Athappilly, MD
An 83-year-old woman with diet-controlled type 2 diabetes presented to Lahey Medical Center as a transfer from Bermuda for presumed orbital…

Lindstrom's Perspective

Close monitoring needed to avoid drug-induced ocular side effects

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2020
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Drug-induced ocular side effects are common in every ophthalmologist’s practice. When we review our senior patients’ lists of medicines…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Conjunctival lesion in a middle-aged woman

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2019
Sarah Adelson, MD; Narae Ko, MD
A 50-year-old woman presented to an outside ophthalmologist with a 2-month history of irritation and discharge after injury to the left eye with a…

Ocular Surgery News boosts, relaunches Healio/OSN Editorial Board Section

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2019
Healio.com/OSN is the online home of Ocular Surgery News. In addition to housing the online version of OSN, Healio/OSN creates daily news, meeting…

Uveal melanoma patient registry planned

July 19, 2019
Immunocore and Pulse Infoframe announced a partnership to support a global patient registry in uveal melanoma, according to a press release…

In the JournalsPerspective

Survival advantage suggested in responders to immunotherapy for uveal melanoma

July 15, 2019
A possible survival advantage in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma who respond to treatment with pembrolizumab is suggested in a study of the…

Clearside, Aura enter license agreement for suprachoroidal space microinjector

July 10, 2019
Clearside Biomedical has entered into a worldwide license agreement with Aura Biosciences for the use of Clearside’s suprachoroidal space…

Wills Eye’s Jerry Shields, MD, receives Howe Medal

June 27, 2019
Jerry A. Shields , MD, has received the 2019 Lucien Howe Medal from the American Ophthalmological Society for his distinguished service…

Incremental uveal tumor growth increases metastatic risk

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 25, 2019
With every millimeter of tumor thickening, risk for metastasis and death increases in patients with large uveal melanoma, Carol L. Shields, MD, said…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Woman presents with lid swelling and proptosis

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, May 10, 2019
Deborah Witkin, MD; Amar Joshi, MD
A 34-year-old woman was transferred to the University of New Mexico emergency department with a 3-day history of progressive left eye swelling. She…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Young man presents with sudden loss of vision

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 25, 2019
Jarod Santoro, MD; Thomas R. Hedges III, MD
A 31-year-old man was referred to the neuro-ophthalmology service for 3 weeks of cloudy vision in the right eye and intermittent headaches. He felt…

Meeting News

Inhibitors of B-cell receptor signaling may be effective for treatment of vitreoretinal lymphomas

March 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — New drugs that inhibit B-cell receptor signaling pathways can be an effective treatment for B-cell malignancies, according to a…

Meeting News

Choroidal melanoma therapy offers promising treatment option

March 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — A choroidal melanoma therapy has been shown to reduce tumor thickness and preserve best corrected visual acuity in patients…

Meeting News

Sub-RPE infiltration in vitreoretinal lymphoma patients correlated with shorter survival time

March 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Vitreoretinal lymphoma patients with subretinal pigment epithelial infiltration had a shorter survival time while those who were…

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…

In the Journals

No survival rate improvement seen after cranio-orbital resection for lacrimal gland carcinoma

January 18, 2019
Local resection with radiotherapy has comparable results with cranio-orbital resection in terms of tumor recurrence and survival rate in patients…