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Trump immigration policy threatens clinical research efforts

September 25, 2017

Read the Perspective from Jack Ende, MD

Foreign medical graduates play a substantial role in clinical and biomedical research efforts; thus, Trump-era immigration policies that deny individuals from certain foreign countries threaten such efforts, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Recently proposed changes to U.S. immigration policy, such as President Donald J. Trump’s executive order suspending the entry of persons from several Muslim-majority countries and stricter regulations on work visas, have raised moral, legal and geopolitical questions for the United States,” Dhruv Khullar, MD, MPP, from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, and colleagues wrote. “They also have engendered clinical and biomedical research concerns for the U.S. medical community.”

FDA accepts investigational new drug application for Ocugen’s dry eye treatment

September 25, 2017
The FDA has accepted an investigational new drug application for OCU310, a topical formulation for the treatment of dry eye disease, according to a press release from…

NICE recommends Eylea for myopic choroidal neovascularization

September 25, 2017
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has given final positive recommendation for Eylea for the treatment of visual impairment due to myopic choroidal…
In the Journals

High-dose intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide treats macular edema for up to 6 months

September 25, 2017
One injection of decanted high-dose intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide can provide a 6-month treatment for patients with treatment-resistant persistent macular edema…

Allergan’s patent deal with Native American tribe tops cornea news

September 24, 2017
Allergan’s announcement that it will transfer its patent for Restasis to a New York-based Native American tribe led the recent cornea-related news, with trial…
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Original Article

Progression of High Anisometropia in Children

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2017, Volume 54 Issue 5
To investigate the onset and rate of progression of high anisometropia in myopic children younger than 13 years. A…
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CME

Glaucoma 2017: Controlling IOP and Promoting Adherence through Novel Therapeutics

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Glaucoma is currently the second leading cause of blindness throughout the world. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to…
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American Society of Retina Specialists Meeting

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