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Higher specular cell count density, well-centered graft may decrease DMEK complications

December 12, 2017

A higher specular cell count density can improve placement of the corneal graft during Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty, and a well-centered graft can decrease the rate of complications.

Several factors, including patient age, donor age, patient sex, donor sex and time from death to procurement of the eye, were analyzed in a study of 94 eyes that underwent DMEK at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Postoperatively, 21 eyes required a rebubble procedure and 73 did not.

Novartis net income increases to $2.1 billion in third quarter

December 11, 2017
Novartis reported a net income of $2.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 10% from 2016’s third quarter net income of $1.95 billion, according to…
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BLOG: Evolution of diagnostics and imaging in glaucoma

December 11, 2017
The main goal with glaucoma is detecting and assessing risk as early as possible. While most technologies will reveal an issue eventually, the earlier a pathology is…

Ocular Therapeutix posts $15.6 million quarterly loss

December 11, 2017
Ocular Therapeutix reported a net loss of $15.6 million, or $0.54 per share, in the third quarter of 2017 compared with a net loss of $9.6 million, or $0.39 per share…

FDA accepts supplemental biologics license application for 12-week dosing of Eylea

December 11, 2017
The FDA has accepted a supplemental biologics license application from Regeneron for a 12-week dosing interval of Eylea for patients with wet age-related macular…
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Video Game Vision Syndrome: A New Clinical Picture in Children?

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2017, Volume 54 Issue 6
To examine a possible relationship between exposure to video games/electronic screens and visual issues in children…
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Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 3

This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; and Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment…
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