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Cheryl Guttman Krader
Intraoperative aberrometry may help deliver on posthyperopic LASIK expectations
Use of intraoperative aberrometry to select IOL power results in improved refractive outcomes in eyes that have a history of hyperopic LASIK, according to the results of a retrospective study reported by Dan B. Tran, MD.
Study of genetics in African Americans with glaucoma targets better care
The Primary Open-Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG) study is an ongoing 5-year NIH-funded study designed to elucidate the genetic architecture and comorbidities associated with POAG in African Americans, said Joan M. O’Brien, MD.
Risk analysis finds good safety for bilateral, same-day cataract surgery
A review of bilateral, same-day cataract surgery cases performed over a 5-year period at Kaiser Permanente centers in California identified a very low rate of complications, said Neal H. Shorstein, MD.
Gene therapy improves functional vision in Leber congenital amaurosis
A phase III gene therapy trial for Leber congenital amaurosis showed that patients’ mean mobility test scores promptly improved after treatment, and the benefit was sustained at 1 year, said Albert M. Maguire, MD.
History, clinical exam retain primary role in dry eye
Pre-existing dry eye can affect the outcomes of excimer laser refractive and cause significant postoperative morbidity as well as patient dissatisfaction. Therefore, preoperative screening for dry eye is critical, said Michael B. Raizman, MD.
Modifications bring enhanced performance for femtosecond laser
A femtosecond laser platform (Victus, Bausch + Lomb) features an enhanced patient interface kit with a smaller outer diameter and other modifications that bring easier handling and centration along with greater stability.
Harnessing power of swept-source OCT
An anterior segment diagnostic imaging platform based on high-speed swept-source OCT is being developed by Heidelberg Engineering. It will provide biometry as well as corneal topography and tomography, while also enabling visualization of the anterior and posterior lens surfaces and assessment of the anterior chamber angle.
Novel anti-VEGF agent may provide important advancement in AMD treatment
A novel anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agent, RTH258, produced rapid and sustained improvements in visual acuity and central subfield thickness and was non-inferior to aflibercept in a phase II trial.
Pharmacokinetics data suggests sirolimus activity confined to eye
Serial measurements of sirolimus blood concentrations after intravitreal injection show the maximum concentration achieved was below the level generally associated with systemic immunosuppression.
SMILE similar to LASIK for outcome accuracy; more predictable when treating higher myopia
SMall-Incision Lenticular Extraction for the treatment of myopia requires new surgical skills with a manageable learning curve.