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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Medical Studies

Ophthotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in the Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Zimura, Complement C5 Inhibitor, for the Treatment of Autosomal Recessive Stargardt Disease (STGD1)

Ophthotech announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the phase 2b randomized, double-masked, sham-controlled clinical trial assessing the efficacy and safety of Zimura (avacincaptad pegol)…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Medical Studies

Smartphone App May Help Prevent Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy

A recently developed smartphone app, DoseChecker, can rapidly calculate a patient’s optimal weekly hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) dose, thereby helping to avoid toxicity and eye injury, research…

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island Expands Glen Cove Presence with New Office Move

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island has moved its Glen Cove office today. It is now in a larger, more modern facility with eight exam rooms with a focus on an exceptional patient experience and comp…

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Medical Studies

Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma

Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests, according to a Reuters…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Medical Studies

Wills Eye Hospital Reveals Ophthalmology Trends for 2018 and Beyond

A survey of ophthalmologists conducted by Wills Eye Hospital and Ocular Surgery News uncovered current realities and forward-looking trends in the field of ophthalmology. "The survey data conf…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Medical Studies

More Kids Getting Eye Injuries From Paintball and Pellet Guns

A growing number of children are getting treated in U.S. emergency rooms for eye injuries from paintball or BB and pellet guns, a new study suggests, according to a report in Reuters. While team sp…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Medical Studies

Low-dose Ranibizumab Effective for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Low doses of anti-VEGF therapy with ranibizumab are effective in infants with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to results from the CARE-ROP study, as reported in Medscape. "The CARE…

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | Dry Eye, Medical Studies

Global Dry Eye Treatment Revenues to Grow to $4.9 Billion by 2022

Market Scope expects the global dry eye treatments market to grow at a healthy pace through 2022, as 2017 revenues of $3.7 billion climb to $4.9 billion. Revenues will climb most sharply in emerging m…

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Monday, January 08, 2018 | Medical Studies

FGFR Inhibitor Chemo Linked With Ocular Toxicity

Patients with metastatic cancer undergoing chemotherapy with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) inhibitors may experience a novel ocular toxicity, a new case series from Spain suggests, accordin…

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018 | Medical Studies

Study: More Ophthalmologists Using EHRs, but Say Productivity Is Down

Use of electronic health records (EHRs) has more than doubled among US ophthalmologists in the last decade, yet most of these physicians perceive EHRs as decreasing their productivity and increasing o…

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Friday, December 29, 2017 | Medical Studies

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injury Common in Surgeons, Interventionalists

Surgeons and medical interventionalists are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, with rates comparable to construction workers, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis p…

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Global Demand for Refractive Surgery to Grow 5.2 Percent Over Next Five Years

Global demand for refractive surgery (laser refractive surgery, custom diagnostics and analysis, presbyopia-correcting surgery, refractive lens exchange, and phakic IOL implantation) is expected to gr…

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

New Angiography Technique Improves Imaging in Diabetic Retinopathy

Visualization of the retinal vasculature in patients with diabetic retinopathy is improved with swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) with extended field imaging (EFI), and t…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 | Medical Studies

Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Tied to Lower Glaucoma Risk

Increased daily intake of ω-3 fatty acids is associated with lower odds of glaucoma, but higher levels of total polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake are associated with higher odds of develo…

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | Medical Studies

Some Novel Antithrombotics Tied to Lower Risk of Intraocular Bleeding

Novel antithrombotics such as dabigatran or rivaroxaban are associated, in some instances, with a decreased risk of intraocular hemorrhage compared with traditional anticoagulant therapy, researchers …

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