Depo-Medrol warning tops OSN’s news of the week

April 21, 2019
Here are some of the top stories on Healio.com/OSN in the past week:

OSN’s Publication Exclusives focus on preparing for future of ophthalmology

April 20, 2019
The April 25 issue of Ocular Surgery News focuses on practice management and prepping for how ophthalmic care will work in the future. Read some of…
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VIDEO: Keynote lecture on megatrends in ophthalmology

April 18, 2019
ORLANDO — At Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, delivers his keynote lecture on megatrends in ophthalmology…
In the JournalsPerspective

Reusable contact lenses cause less damage to ocular surface

April 18, 2019
A study comparing different types of contact lenses found that daily disposable options cause less damage to the ocular surface and less increase of…

First patient dosed in Innovent wet AMD trial

April 18, 2019
Innovent Biologics has dosed the first patient in a phase 1 trial of IBI302, the company’s wet age-related macular degeneration treatment…
In the JournalsPerspective

Study recognizes learning curve associated with scleral lens fitting

April 18, 2019
Practitioners with no or minimal previous training can rapidly improve their ability to fit scleral gas permeable contact lenses, both in regular and…

Visual acuity gains reported in phase 3 trial of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy treatment

April 18, 2019
GenSight Biologics’ gene therapy treatment candidate for Leber hereditary optic neuropathy showed continuous recovery of visual function in a…

Partners named for children’s vision and eye health program

April 18, 2019
The Better Vision Together – Community of Practice program from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent…
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3 ways to reduce burnout

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the…
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BLOG: Dissecting DREAM, part 3: Wanted: an effective placebo

April 17, 2019
Placebo: a substance or treatment of no intended therapeutic value. It can be made to resemble an active treatment or substance so that it functions…

Oertli launches upgraded Faros surgical platform

April 17, 2019
Oertli Instrumente has launched an upgrade to its Faros compact surgical platform for cataract, vitrectomy and glaucoma surgery. The upgrade includes…
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VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

April 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are…
In the Journals

Twice weekly fish intake reduces risk of AMD

April 17, 2019
A diet that includes eating fish twice a week as well as daily intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with reduced risk of developing…

Tangible Science launches solution for coated contact lenses

April 17, 2019
Tangible Science LLC announced the launch of a multipurpose cleaning solution for its Hydra-PEG coated contact lenses. The new solution can be used…

Ophthotech rebrands as Iveric bio

April 17, 2019
Ophthotech is changing its name to Iveric Bio and will focus on developing novel gene therapy solutions for orphan inherited retinal diseases…

Bees in the eye? Avoiding ocular injuries from dirt, debris and insects

April 16, 2019
A doctor at Fooyin Hospital in Taiwan recently described pulling four bees out of the eye of a patient who was complaining of extreme pain, swelling…
In the JournalsPerspective

Lack of knowledge regarding risk of water exposure to contact lenses exists

April 16, 2019
A study published in Cornea asserted that guidelines should be implemented by manufacturers to address the risks contact lens wearers face when…

FDA places clinical hold on IND application for Adverum’s wet AMD gene therapy

April 16, 2019
The FDA has placed a clinical hold on Adverum Biotechnologies’ investigational new drug application for its gene therapy candidate for wet…
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VIDEO: Cataract surgery with the Lensar femtosecond laser platform

April 16, 2019
ORLANDO — At Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, Robert J. Weinstock, MD, shares his experience using the Lensar femtosecond laser…
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Should optometry recognize specialties?

Primary Care Optometry News, April 2019
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, ABCMO
Is it time for optometry to formally recognize specialties? From an academic perspective, the answer is yes; stating otherwise diminishes many of our…
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