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SAKURA program reinforces efficacy, safety of intravitreal sirolimusResults from the Study Assessing double-masKed Uveitis tREAtrement (SAKURA) program support the efficacy and safety of intravitreal sirolimus 440 mcg (Opsiria, Santen) for treating noninfectious uveitis of the posterior segment, said Pauline T. Merrill, MD.
Adalimumab promising in treating JIA-associated uveitis, study findsJIA-associated uveitis is a challenging inflammatory condition in the pediatric population. Adalimumab was found to be effective and safe in reducing ocular imflammation within 2 months and well tolerated over 12 months in JIA-associated uveitis.
Researchers find arthritis therapy ‘effective’ for noninfectious uveitisTocilizumab, a recombinant humanized, antihuman monoclonal antibody, can be effective in improving visual acuity and reducing vitreous haze in patients with noninfectious uveitis, according to a recent study.
FLACS offers enhanced surgical precision, patient safety, reliabilityConservation of phaco energy and minimal manipulation of the eye ensure precise outcomes with FLACS. Reducing or eliminating pressure on the eye is crucial for increasing patient comfort.
Multimodal imaging approach useful in treatment of uveitisTo evaluate patients with uveitis, a tailored multimodal imaging approach can be very helpful both in the clinic and in clinical trials. With selective imaging, you can integrate and correlate the data from different images for a more conclusive diagnosis.
5 rules to repair DALK rupturesWorried about rupture during a deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)? You may be overreacting. While rupture is the most common complication of DALK, its repair is not as difficult as commonly thought.
UCLA Stein Eye Institute marks 50th anniversary
UCLA Stein Eye Institute marks 50th anniversaryIn Los Angeles, a newsworthy event from the autumn of 1966, especially for the medical community, was the opening of the Jules Stein Eye Institute on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles. Far more than the dedication of a building, the event signaled the beginning of an ongoing commitment to the preservation of sight that has impacted millions of patients, medical professionals, and researchers over the last 50 years.
Researchers, scientists flock to East Coast for ARVO 2017
Researchers, scientists flock to East Coast for ARVO 2017The annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) continues to explore new cities after spending many years in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This year’s installment will be held May 6 to 11 at the Baltimore Convention Center, and will feature the theme “Global Connections in Vision Research,” in recognition of the fact that successful science requires strong global connections--among researchers, across disciplines, and between generations.
I grill, therefore I am!Many of my male friends do not feel extremely comfortable cooking in general, but they do enjoy grilling. Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, ribs and chicken-sizzling away over hot coals-are all crowd pleasers.
Securing grafts without sutures
Securing grafts without suturesGlaucoma drainage devices aid in controlling IOP by redirecting aqueous from the anterior chamber to an external reservoir to regulate flow. While effective, they are traditionally anchored through the use of sutures, which is both time-intensive and may cause complications.