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CLINICAL

Novartis Alcon changes build better platform for ophthalmologyAlcon Laboratories pharmaceutical products have been moved into the Novartis Pharmaceutical Division. The switch means a sharper focus on research and development in ophthalmology as well as better access to Norvartis’ patient services and support capabilities.
OCT imaging yields better visualizationFuture increases in imaging speed will improve performance and functionality for OCT and OCT angiography (OCTA), said James Fujimoto, PhD.
New technologies on horizon to redefine drug deliveryGlaucoma has an adherence problem. Drugs that are highly efficacious are far less than optimally effective because patients fail to take eye drops properly or don’t take them all. Novel drug-delivery technologies could improve adherence and outcomes.
Translatable animal model needed if glaucoma research is achievableAnimal models are vital to glaucoma research. The problem is that no single animal model fully recapitulates the natural history of human glaucoma. A model that mimicked the progression and time line of human glaucoma would do little to speed drug discovery.
Growing number of devices set to transform glaucoma treatmentMinimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) is the latest development in the treatment of glaucoma. With two MIGS devices already approved in the United States, there are a variety of novel devices that have the potential to transform the treatment of glaucoma.
Shire utilizing biotech approach to meet unmet ophthalmic needsShire, which built its experience in biotech agents, is taking a biotech approach to meeting unmet needs in both the anterior and poster segments of ophthalmology.
Artificial intelligence will bring ‘reality’ to glaucoma diagnosisRobert Chang, MD, outlines how artificial intelligence might work in glaucoma.
New world order of glaucoma presenting strong challengesChanges in both technology and the healthcare policy are presenting new challenges for glaucoma specialists. As the demand for eye care surges, ophthalmologists are struggling to keep up–despite the availability of better tools for diagnosis and treatment.
Micropulse probe transforms transscleral cyclophotocoagulationMicropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation with a diode laser is demonstrating promising efficacy with better safety and tolerability than traditional TSCPC.
How to evaluate the guidelines of antibiotic reactions in surgeryEye surgeons should use intracameral antibiotics only in select situations; they should avoid aminoglycosides, and they should not use vancomycin as prophylaxis. Michael Jumper, MD, offered this perspective as part of an overview of antibiotics used in intraocular surgery during the Glaucoma Symposium at the 2017 Glaucoma 360 meeting.