ASRS releases guidelines to help retina practices during COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020
The American Society of Retina Specialists released guidelines to help retina practices and medical personnel reduce risk and assure the health and…

Richard Fugo, creator of Fugo blade, dies

March 20, 2020
Richard J. Fugo, MD, the inventor of the Fugo blade, also known as the plasma blade, died on March 14. Fugo owned and operated the Fugo Eye…

‘Your destiny is revealed to you:’ Match Day 2020 amid COVID-19

March 20, 2020
With rising infection rates in the United States constituting a national emergency, COVID-19 continues to affect all facets of life through…
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VIDEO: How to use femto-assisted corneal tattoo to treat iris defects

March 20, 2020
ORLANDO — In his presentation at Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, Keith A. Walter, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Wake Forest School…
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BLOG: What to expect during corneal transplant postop

March 20, 2020
The final entry for this corneal transplant miniseries will explore transplant-specific risks, recovery and expected time to visual stability of the…
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Visual acuity, injection frequency decrease over time in real-world AMD study

March 19, 2020
In a retrospective study, patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration treated with anti-VEGF injections experienced decreased visual…
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Kiawah Eye 2020 rescheduled

March 19, 2020
Kiawah Eye 2020 has been rescheduled for Sept. 10-12, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The decision to reschedule was made based on information…
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Emerging smart contact lens technology has treatment potential

March 19, 2020
ATLANTA — A presenter at SECO said that emerging contact lens technology could release medication or assist patients with low vision. …

AAO recommends ophthalmologists treat only urgent cases during COVID-19 pandemic

March 19, 2020
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending all ophthalmologists suspend routine patient visits and begin providing only urgent or emergent…
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Similar success rates found for different modalities of retinal detachment repair

March 19, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — Scleral buckle, pars plana vitrectomy and combined scleral buckle and vitrectomy had similar surgical success rates for retinal…

New COVID-19 test available in the US

March 18, 2020
The FDA granted emergency use authorization to Quidel for the company’s Lyra SARS-CoV-2 assay, a real-time test designed to detect the COVID-19…

Iveric bio postpones Zimura trial due to coronavirus

March 18, 2020
Iveric bio will delay enrollment in its second pivotal clinical trial for Zimura due to the coronavirus global pandemic, the company announced in a…

Online tool confirms excessive mobile device use among children

March 18, 2020
Plano announced the release of its Plano Time Machine, a free online tool designed to calculate an individual’s time spent using smart devices…

ASCRS cancels annual meeting amid coronavirus outbreak

March 18, 2020
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery has canceled its annual meeting, which originally was scheduled for May 15-19. Due to take…
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Seasonality of COVID-19 remains uncertain

March 18, 2020
President Donald J. Trumps tweet on Feb. 7 suggesting that “as the weather starts to warm & [COVID-19] hopefully becomes weaker…
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VIDEO: Surgical pearls for performing Yamane technique

March 18, 2020
ORLANDO — Using surgical videos, Steven G. Safran, MD, gives a comprehensive overview of pearls he has learned in performing the Yamane…
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BLOG: Use your physician ‘superpowers’ during the coronavirus epidemic

March 17, 2020
Regardless of specialty, all us physicians are struggling during this pandemic to manage our patients, our practices, and our lives. We often forget…

AOA: What optometrists need to know about COVID-19

March 17, 2020
Amidst the flurry of safety guidance provided for both health care professionals and citizens regarding COVID-19, the American Optometric…
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Follow-up important in patients with acute posterior vitreous detachment

March 17, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — Delayed retinal breaks and retinal detachments occur more often after acute posterior vitreous detachment in patients with…
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Best treatment unclear for young children with moderate hyperopia

March 17, 2020
It remains unclear whether children 1 to 2 years old with moderate hyperopia definitively benefit from hyperopic correction. “For children aged…