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Friday, February 24, 2017 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies

Surgical Techniques Showcased at Glaucoma Meeting

A new analysis of 5-year pooled data from two studies, along with highly anticipated reports on new surgical techniques, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming American Glaucoma Society (AGS) 2017 A…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Medical Studies

ToolGen Highlights Study Results Demonstrating Utility of AAV-Compatible Cas9 System In Vivo Genome Editing

ToolGen announced encouraging data from a study evaluating Campylobacter jejuni Cas9 (CjCas9), the smallest Cas9 orthologue characterized to date, for efficient genome editing in vivo, according to a …

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Medical Studies

First ADA Guidance on Diabetic Retinopathy in 15 Years

A new retinopathy position statement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reflects the "dramatic" improvements in both assessment and treatment in the 15 years since ADA's last g…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Medical Studies, Alimera Sciences

Iluvien Implants Yield 12-month Benefit for Diabetic Macular Edema

The anatomical and visual benefits of intravitreal fluocinolone acetonide implants in patients with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) persist up to 12 months, a small study suggests. The efficacy a…

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Friday, February 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Vitamin B-3 Successfully Prevents Glaucoma in Mice

There is currently no cure for the group of eye diseases that make up glaucoma. However, new research points to a way of preventing the disease, as vitamin B-3 has been proven effective as a treatment…

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Friday, February 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Patient Complaints ID Surgeons With More Postop Complications

Patients whose surgeons have high numbers of patient complaints are at increased risk for postoperative complications compared with those whose surgeons have fewer patient complaints, according to a s…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Medical Studies

FDA Revises Bioequivalence Guidance for Generic Durezol Following Novartis Petition

The FDA on Tuesday revised its draft bioequivalence (BE) guidance detailing the agency's expectations for generic versions of Durezol (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) in response to a citizen p…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 | Medical Studies

Novice Cataract Surgeons May Be Prone to Complications During Independent Practice

First-year cataract surgeons are nine times more likely to have high complication rates than more experienced surgeons, suggesting better training and monitoring may be needed, researchers in Canada s…

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Monday, February 13, 2017 | Medical Studies

Laundry Pods Cause Large Portion Of Chemical Eye Burns in Kids

As concentrated laundry detergent pods have become more common, so have chemical eye injuries among young children, according to a recent U.S. study. The small, colorful packets of detergent were resp…

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Monday, February 13, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ropivacaine: Less Pain, Hemorrhage Risk During Vitrectomy

The best intraoperative peribulbar anesthetic during vitrectomy is ropivacaine (1%) compared with bupivacaine, lidocaine, and a solution of bupivacaine and lidocaine, according to a randomized, double…

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Friday, February 10, 2017 | Medical Studies

Retina Recovers Quickly After Surgically Induced Detachment

Structural and functional recovery is rapid after limited iatrogenic macular detachment for retinal gene therapy, according to Australian and UK investigators. As Dr. Matthew P. Simunovic explained in…

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmic OR Microscopes Expected to Generate $417 Million in 2017

The ophthalmic operating room (OR) microscopes market will generate $417 million in total end-user revenues during 2017, and the market will grow to nearly $575 million by 2022 at a compound annual gr…

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

ProtoKinetix Updates Testing Progress on Neuronal Retinal Cells in Living Tissue for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration

ProtoKinetix updated its stockholders on the testing of neuronal retinal cells in living tissue at the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) under the guidance of Kevin Gregory-Evans…

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017 | Medical Studies

Demand for Disposable Designs Will Fuel Surgical Instruments Market

Aging populations and greater access to health care are spurring increases of 4 percent per year in ophthalmic surgeries worldwide through 2022, according to research firm Market Scope. Market Scop…

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Monday, February 06, 2017 | Medical Studies

WSJ: Could This Pair of Eyeglasses Mean the End of Bifocals?

Juggling different pairs of eyeglasses for different tasks may be among the lesser indignities of aging, but it’s still a pain in the neck. A variety of focal problems, such as inelastic natu…

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