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Monday, November 20, 2017 | Medical Studies

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai's Model of Care Provides a Blueprint for International Healthcare Expansion in the Middle East

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai opened in 2007 and the Moorfields international operating model - developed over the last 10 years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - incorporates teaching and research …

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Friday, November 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Choose DMEK Over DSEK After Glaucoma Surgery

In patients requiring cornea transplant who have already had glaucoma surgery, Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) provides better outcomes than Descemet-stripping endothelial keratoplas…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Medical Studies

Report: Global Ophthalmic Drugs Market Expected to Reach $42,663 Million by 2023

The global ophthalmic drugs market was valued at $29,613 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $42,663 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2017 to 2023. The retinal disorders segment …

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Medical Studies

Diabetic Macular Edema Vastly Undertreated, Real-World Data Suggest

Most patients with newly diagnosed diabetic macular edema (DME) are inadequately treated, according to findings from the American Academy of Ophthalmology's IRIS Registry, as reported in Medscape.…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Annoyed by Floating Specks in Your Vision? You May Soon be Able to Zap Them Away

Millions of people who put up with seeing annoying specks drift through their field of vision may now have a safe, high-tech solution to their problem. A study of patients who had laser treatment to v…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Common Cause of Blindness

Results from two early clinical trials show that it may be possible to use human embryonic stem cells as treatment for the dry form of macular degeneration, according to presentations given at AAO 201…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Study: Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Eye Disease

Women who took estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal had a lower risk of developing glaucoma, according to research presented at AAO. This research, which was conducted at…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

AAO: Wouldn't it be Great if Eyedrops Didn't Spill Out of Your Eyes?

A new kind of eyedropper can deliver tiny droplets of medication, treating the eye more precisely than traditional eyedroppers, while reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects. According to r…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Another Reason to Exercise: Protecting Your Sight

People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles reported a 73 per…

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Monday, November 13, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

World's Largest Clinical Specialty Database Yields Critical Insights to Advance Ophthalmic Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced key milestones and clinical insights from studies powered by its clinical database. The IRIS Registry (Intelligent Research In Sight) has amassed more t…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cure for Inherited Retinal Dystrophies on the Horizon

A groundbreaking retinal gene replacement therapy shows continued success in improving functional vision in patients with RPE65-mediated retinal dystrophies, according to trial data presented by Alb…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Genomic Clues Point to Personalized Approaches for Corneal Dystrophies

Scientists are parsing the human genome for clues that could help tailor diagnosis and personalize treatment for patients with corneal dystrophies, said John Marshall, PhD, who presented the keynote l…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 | Cornea, Medical Studies

NIH Study Finds Donor Corneas Can be Safely Preserved for Longer Period

Results from a large, national clinical trial show that corneal donor tissue can be safely stored for 11 days without negatively impacting the success of transplantation surgery to restore vision in p…

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Friday, November 10, 2017 | Medical Studies

The Angiogenesis Foundation Releases White Paper for Improving Long-Term Patient Outcomes for Exudative AMD

The Angiogenesis Foundation announced the release of the white paper, Improving Long-Term Patient Outcomes for Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The Foundation, leading retina specialis…

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Friday, November 10, 2017 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies, New World Medical

Nathan Radcliffe, MD, to Present Latest Data on Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) at AAO 2017

New World Medical announced that data will be presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 121st Annual Meeting (AAO 2017) in New Orleans. Nathan Radcliffe, MD, cataract and glaucoma surgeon at …

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