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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Medical Studies

Systemic Therapy Outperforms Intraocular Implant for Treating Uveitis

Systemic therapy consisting of corticosteroids and immunosuppressants preserved vision of uveitis patients better -- and had fewer adverse outcomes -- than a long-lasting corticosteroid intraocula…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Medical Studies, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Reports Updated Results of the ARMOR Study

Bausch + Lomb announced updated results from the ARMOR (Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular MicRoorganisms) surveillance study, the only multicenter, nationwide survey of antibiotic resistance …

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Medical Studies

Annual Global IOL Procedures Expected to Top 31 Million by 2022

Market Scope expects global IOL procedures to climb to 31.4 million in 2022 at a compounded annual rate of 3.1 percent. Factors contributing to growth in the IOL market are steady growth of an aging p…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | Medical Studies

New View of Dry Eye Stresses Mechanisms Over Manifestations

The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) presented the conclusions and recommendations of the TFOS Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) during a special session of the Association for Research in Vi…

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts …

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

Cell Replacement Could Restore Vision Lost to Neurodegeneration

Scientists have demonstrated the capacity to grow specialized neurons that relay visual data to the brain, creating a source of cells for future treatments of glaucoma and other optic neurodegenerativ…

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Monday, May 08, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ciliary Electrostimulation Improves Vision for Reading

Electrical stimulation of the ciliary muscles can improve near and intermediate vision in people with early presbyopia, researchers say. However, at least one expert expressed doubt that the treatment…

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Monday, May 08, 2017 | Medical Studies

Crystalens and Multifocals Show Long-term Stability

The accommodative Crystalens intraocular lens (IOL) (Bausch + Lomb) achieved better intermediate visual acuity but not as good near visual acuity compared with the ReStor +3 multifocal IOL (Alcon) and…

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Sunday, May 07, 2017 | Medical Studies

Conclusions and Recommendations of the TFOS DEWS II Announced

The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) presented the conclusions and recommendations of the TFOS Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) during a special session of the Association for Research in Vi…

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Friday, May 05, 2017 | Medical Studies

Potential Predictor of Glaucoma Damage Identified

Studying mice, rats and fluid removed from the eyes of patients with glaucoma, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a marker of damage to cells in the e…

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Friday, May 05, 2017 | Medical Studies

USC Study: Preschool Children Face Increasing Vision Problems Over Coming Decades

Research experts at the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute, found that visual impairment (VI) in preschool children will increase 26 percent affecting almost 220,000 chil…

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Medical Studies

Innovative Eye Bank Service Reduces Barrier to Entry for DMEK

An innovative approach to transplanting Descemet's membrane proves to offer efficiencies, making DMEK procedures simpler and more accessible for cornea surgeons. Preloaded DMEK graft tissue, now a…

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Conferences, Medical Studies

Crosslinking, IOLs, and Femtosecond Laser Prominent at ASCRS

New types of intraocular lens, femtosecond laser, collagen cross-linking, and microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) will feature prominently at the upcoming American Society of Cataract and Refractive…

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017 | Medical Studies, TearScience

TearScience: LipiFlow Treatment Benefits Patients with MGD and Presumed Sjögren’s Syndrome

TearScience released the results of a physician-sponsored study titled “Meibomian gland dysfunction patients with novel Sjögren’s syndrome biomarkers benefit significantly from a sing…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment Market to Generate $4 Billion in 2022

The global ophthalmic diagnostic equipment market is expected to reach $4 billion in manufacturer revenues by 2022, growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 percent over the next 5 years…

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