Meeting News

Intracorneal inlay shows good results, spectacle independence

February 20, 2019
ATHENS, Greece — Implantation of the Presbia Flexivue Microlens showed good results at 6 months in a group of patients and may be a good option…

Bausch Health acquires anti-itch drop under study

February 20, 2019
Bausch Health Companies and Eton Pharmaceuticals announced that a subsidiary of Bausch Health has acquired the U.S. rights to Eton Pharmaceuticals…

FDA accepts Clearside’s NDA for Xipere suprachoroidal injection

February 20, 2019
The FDA has accepted a new drug application for Xipere suprachoroidal injection for the treatment of macular edema associated with uveitis, according…
Meeting News

One-year results of individualized cross-linking in ultra-thin corneas show promise

February 20, 2019
ATHENS, Greece — Individualized corneal cross-linking, in which UV fluence is adapted to individual stromal thickness, may be an option for…

NAEVR advocates for federal research funding

February 20, 2019
The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, an eye care research advocacy group, went to Washington to educate new members of Congress and…
In the Journals

Dry eye symptoms continue to improve after retreatment with TearCare

February 20, 2019
In the extension of an initial 6-month study of TearCare for adults with clinically significant dry eye disease, researches observed that after 12…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Surgeon presents long-term results of topography-guided refractive surgery techniques

February 20, 2019
ATHENS, Greece — At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Winter Meeting, A. John Kanellopoulos, MD, talks about the…

Surgeons perform first gene therapy procedure aimed at stopping AMD-related blindness

February 19, 2019
Researchers have completed the first gene therapy procedure aimed at stopping age-related macular degeneration. The operation was performed at John…
In the JournalsPerspective

Study shows correlation between HDL, triglycerides and AMD

February 19, 2019
HDL cholesterol and triglycerides have a positive and negative association, respectively, with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration…

Eyenovia enrolling broad patient population in MicroProst phase 3 trial

February 19, 2019
Eyenovia will include a broad patient population, including patients with chronic angle closure glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma and ocular…

Wage-fixing and no-poach agreements

February 19, 2019
Antitrust laws are intended to ensure that firms compete fairly in an open marketplace, including to hire or retain employees. Physician practices…
In the JournalsPerspective

Antioxidants improve visual function in nonadvanced AMD

February 19, 2019
Supplementation with macular carotenoids in two formulations, containing and not containing mesozeaxanthin, in combination with coantioxidants…
Meeting News

Combination of PRK, cross-linking shows good results over 4 years

February 19, 2019
ATHENS, Greece — A combination of PRK and accelerated corneal cross-linking, called PRK Xtra, may be a way to perform refractive surgery in…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Corneal inlays, a technology that has struggled to take off

February 18, 2019
ATHENS, Greece — At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Winter Meeting, Ioannis Pallikaris, MD, PhD, speaks about the…

BLOG: Three questions before to ask before the consult

February 18, 2019
“What’s the very first thing you want to know before you are about to see a new patient referred for cataract surgery?”…

Pr3vent closes Series A funding round for AI development

February 18, 2019
Pr3vent, which is developing artificial intelligence for early detection of preventable vision loss in healthy term newborn infants, closed a round…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Teenager has unilateral severe eye pain

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2019
Kynndyl Giannonatti, BA; Scott Martinson, OD; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
A 19-year-old male presented to the eye clinic with a chief concern of pain in the left brow that began 2 weeks ago. It had since spread to the left…
From The Editor

Help patients get the prescription drugs they need

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2019
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
It’s a scenario that plays out all too often. You consult with a complex patient, perhaps at the request of a colleague or primary care…

New therapeutics, technologies help clinicians fight dry eye

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2019
Jacob Lang, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO; Nicole Harris
Optometrists have the opportunity to be “heroes” by using knowledge and technology to combat surface inflammation, loss of homeostasis…
At Issue

Customize contact lens choice for patients with presbyopia and astigmatism

Primary Care Optometry News, February 2019
S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO, FSLS: Contact lens management of presbyopia is both rewarding and challenging at the same time. As with all contact lens…