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Bowman layer transplantation effective in advanced keratoconus
Bowman layer transplantation effective in advanced keratoconus
Isolated Bowman layer transplantation can reduce and stabilize corneal ectasia in eyes with progressive advanced keratoconus, researchers said. “It flattens the cornea into a more normal position,” said Jack Parker, MD, a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery (NIIOS) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “It doesn’t give them perfect vision, but it keeps them from getting worse. It lets them to continue wearing their contact lenses.”
Glaucoma micro-stent’s 2-year data promising
Take-home: With the approval of a new surgical device aimed at lowering IOP, surgeons explore benefits of micro-stent implantation.
Adalimumab effective but not a cure for uveitis
Adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie), an immunosuppressive biologic therapy, improves the symptoms of noninfectious active uveitis, but causes some adverse events and does not cure the disease, researchers say.
Orbital surgery aided by 3-D printing
Orbital surgery aided by 3-D printing
Preoperative computer-assisted manipulation of CT images—with 3-D printing of anatomic models and intraoperative guides—can be a powerful tool in managing complex periorbital fractures, explains Paul Langer, MD.
Giant cell arteritis treatment expedited
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expediting its review of a new potential treatment for giant cell arteritis, a rare inflammatory disease that can cause permanent vision loss, Roche has announced.
Keratoprosthesis implantation potentially helpful, but tricky
A permanent keratoprosthesis (KPro) can help restore the vision of patients with severe corneal disease, but clinicians must watch out for complications, according to Donald J. D’Amico, MD. Dr. D’Amico of the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, described some of those complications in his Pyron Award Lecture during the American Society of Retina Specialists 2016 Annual Meeting.
Biosensors in contact lenses can monitor IOP and diabetes
Work is progressing on contact lenses that can monitor biomarkers in tear film for intraocular pressure, diabetes mellitus, and other health conditions.
Red state, blue state: What the election may mean for kids
Red state, blue state: What the election may mean for kids
One candidate favors reducing the government’s role in healthcare, the other increasing it. One candidate offers broad-brush proposals, the other detailed policy briefs. One candidate has spent years working on children’s welfare, the other has no public track record on it.
Sustained-release topical rings promising for glaucoma
A single bimatoprost topical ring has been shown to be effective and safe for lowering IOP over six months, according to results from a phase II study.
Vision problems affecting English children’s literacy
Reductions in vision correlate with lower literacy scores on standardised tests, a new study showed.