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Increased Cataract-Related Complications Seen In Previously Injected Eyes

Blog | July 2015

Retrospective analysis of Duke Eye Center records and U.S. Medicare claims data showed a higher rate of cataract surgery-related complications in eyes that previously underwent intravitreal injections. The Duke study identified 197 eyes with history of prior intravitreal injection in 10,105 cataract surgeries performed, and compared them with an equal number of control eyes, matched […]

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Association between Smoking and Uvetis

Blog | June 2015

Association between Smoking and Uvetis: Results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study. PURPOSE: To assess whether cigarette smoking is associated with the development of uveitis in a population-based setting. DESIGN: Retrospective, population-based, case-control study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged ≥ 18 years who were seen at a Kaiser Permanente Hawaii clinic between January 1, 2006, and December […]

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Ten Things I Want My Patients to Know About Laser Trabeculoplasty

Blog | June 2015

As a glaucoma specialist who watches patients on a daily basis struggle with the use of eye drops for glaucoma, I am an advocate for selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). I discuss the merits of this therapy with my patients, and I am often surprised at the amount of resistance. From now on, I will ask […]

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Amlodipine, Marginal Pupil Dilation Correlation Explored in Research

Blog | June 2015

Amlodipine, Marginal Pupil Dilation Correlation Explored in Research Iris-dilating rings may be needed in certain cases to enlarge pupil, ease cataract surgery Instillation of a calcium channel blocker, amlodipine (Norvasc, Pfizer), into the eye may complicate phacoemulsification by causing marginal dilation of the pupil. In such cases, pupil-dilating devices may facilitate cataract removal, said Matthew […]

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Cataract Surgery in Patients with Bilateral Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Blog | June 2015

Measurement of visual acuity and quality of life PURPOSE: To measure the change in visual acuity and vision-related quality of life in patients with both age-related cataract and bilateral age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after cataract surgery. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Patients […]

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Tyrogenex Studies Oral Treatment for Wet AMD

Blog | June 2015

Tyrogenex studies oral treatment for wet AMD. Tyrogenex (West Palm Beach, FL) said it has initiated a phase 2 clinical trial for its X-82 anti-VEGF/anti-PDGF oral therapy for patients previously treated for wet AMD. The 132-patient, 52-week “APEX” study, to be conducted at 20 US and five UK sites, has dual endpoints of improved visual […]

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Stem Cell Injection May Reverse AMD Vision Loss

Blog | May 2015

An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Currently, there is no treatment that slows the progression of the disease, which is the leading cause of vision loss in people […]

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Consequences for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening and Treatment

Blog | April 2015

Association of Nonarteritic Ischemic Optic Neuropathy With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Importance  The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) and its influence on second eye involvement is not well known. Objective  To evaluate the prevalence of OSAS in patients with NAION and risk factors of […]

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Evolution of Cataract Surgery

Blog | March 2015

Who developed the techniques that changed the way we treat patients who have cataracts? Cataract surgery, as we know it today, has become a fairly simple procedure for patients that often requires less than 15 minutes and minimal recovery time. But, like most other surgeries, it hasn’t always been this way, says Andrew Lam, MD, […]

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Give Your Eyes a Much-Needed Break from the Computer Screen

Blog | March 2015

TIPS FOR AVOIDING COMPUTER EYE STRAIN With the increasing use of computers and smart devices, patients of all ages and their caregivers often need reliable information on computer-related eye strain. Consider the following tips for your patients (and you): • Follow the 20-20-20 rule. One of the most popular tips for minimizing eye strain is to […]

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