OSN’s top news of the week

August 19, 2018
Here are the top stories for Healio.com/Ophthalmology in the past week:

Read articles from OSN’s Aug. 10 issue online

August 18, 2018
The cover story in the Aug. 10 issue of Ocular Surface News focused on dry eye therapeutic and diagnostic devices. Here are five more articles from…
In the Journals

Anti-VEGF beneficial in patients with DR undergoing cataract surgery

August 17, 2018
Phacoemulsification cataract surgery combined with prophylactic intravitreal bevacizumab is an effective treatment in the short term in patients with…

Iridex posts $3.3 million net loss in second quarter

August 17, 2018
Iridex reported a net loss of $3.3 million, or $0.28 per share, in the second quarter of 2018 compared with a net loss of $2.75 million, or $0.24 per…
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VIDEO: Physician leadership development ‘now more than ever’ imperative

August 17, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Karen L. Woods, MD, of Houston Methodist Gastroenterology…
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VIDEO: ASGE works toward movement on MIPS, MACRA

August 17, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Steven A. Edmundowicz, MD, FASGE, interim Division Director of…

5 things you didn’t know about scleral lenses

August 17, 2018
Scleral contact lenses rest their weight on the sclera and vault over the cornea. These lenses are effective for resolving vision-related issues…

FDA approves Eylea 12-week dosing for wet AMD

August 17, 2018
The FDA has approved a supplemental biologics license application for a 12-week dosing schedule of Eylea injection in wet age-related macular…
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CMS 2019 proposal offers new coding options to GIs

August 17, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Glenn Littenberg, MD, FASGE, chair of the ASGE reimbursement…

At Issue: Ensuring LASIK success and minimizing complications

August 16, 2018
Earlier this summer, LASIK was the topic of a New York Times article in which patients described negative side effects and complications after the…

Ocular Therapeutix posts quarterly net loss

August 16, 2018
Ocular Therapeutix reported a net loss of $13.8 million, or $0.37 per share, in the second quarter of 2018 compared with a net loss of $18.7 million…
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3 take-aways on payment models at GI Outlook 2018

August 16, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, FASGE, president of the Galen Medical…

Astellas Pharma acquires Quethera

August 16, 2018
Astellas Pharma has acquired the U.K.-based gene therapy company Quethera, which is developing novel treatment for ocular disorders, Astellas…

CDC launches eye health surveillance system

August 16, 2018
The CDC developed the Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System in response to the estimated 61 million adults in the U.S. at high risk for serious…
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VIDEO: Integrity chief among characteristics for succession in physician leadership

August 16, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — In this exclusive video perspective from GI Outlook 2018, Joseph J. Vicari, MD, MBA, FASGE, from the University of Illinois…

FDA: Modeling, simulation offer opportunity to advance public health

August 16, 2018
Modeling and simulation are valuable research and product development tools that are helping to advance regulatory science, according to the FDA. The…

BLOG: The future is arriving for inherited retinal disease

August 16, 2018
David Bogorad, one of my cataract surgeon mentors, used to poke fun at our retina colleagues, saying, “It takes no guts to operate on a blind…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Young woman presents with near vision blur

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2018
Chris Borgman, OD, FAAO; Eric Woodward, OD
A 26-year-old Caucasian female presented to our clinic for evaluation with one of our colleagues. Her chief complaint at that exam was a recent onset…
Social Media and the OD

Serve your patients, grow your practice with social media

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2018
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO
It was expected that nearly one in every two people worldwide was already using some form of social media by 2015, according to Social Media Today…

Visual field testing still essential for glaucoma management

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2018
Elliot M. Kirstein, OD, FAAO
In recent years, our literature has been inundated with information about OCT. While OCT technology is impressive, we must not ignore threshold…