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Sulcus-to-sulcus suture technique offers solution for silicone oil use in aphakic eyes with iris loss

Retention sutures placed sulcus-to-sulcus in the iris plane are effective for keeping the silicone oil out of the anterior chamber.

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New instruments, devices improve safety and speed in vitreoretinal surgeryDavid R. Chow, MD, provides an overview of new technological advancements for the vitreoretinal surgeon.
Investigational pipeline for DME looks promisingPharmacotherapy research for diabetic macular edema is looking at targets other than VEGF inhibition to develop treatments that can be used as standalone intervention or may be complementary to current options.
Gene therapy for wet AMD shows promising long-term resultsThree-year follow-up from the phase I/IIa trial of rAAV.sFlt-1 subretinal injection is encouraging for gene therapy for exudative age-related macular degeneration.
Entry wound complications: Unexpected entry site hemorrhage proved difficult to manageUsing valved cannulas during phacovitrectomy is highly recommended when an unexpected site hemorrhage becomes difficult to manage.
Year brings advances in retinal imaging, screening, and gene/drug therapiesThe topics of special interest to retina specialists during 2015 include optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Important research is taking place to determine the etiology of angiogenesis, possibly leading to targeting therapies in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), ROP, and diabetic retinopathy.
DRCR.net retinal treatment results take center stage in 2015Studies of the efficacy of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), gene therapies, and slow-release drug delivery systems took center stage among treatments for retinal disorders in 2015. In addition to studies already under way, others are about to begin.
Researchers: No need to screen nonagenarians for diabetic retinopathyPeople over 90 years of age may not benefit from being screened for diabetic retinopathy, researchers say. A review of 200 randomly chosen people in the United Kingdom eligible for screening at this age found that only 2 had been referred for further evaluation of diabetic retinopathy.
OASIS study shows positive results for ocriplasmin injectionAnalyses of data from the OASIS study confirm the efficacy of intravitreal ocriplasmin for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular traction/vitreomacular adhesion (VMT/VMA) and the importance of proper patient selection, said Peter K. Kaiser, MD.
Diopsys portable device aids in detection of retinal pathologiesDiopsys Inc. introduced a tabletop version of its electroretinography (ERG) and visual evoked potential (VEP) testing technology (ARGOS).
Diopsys portable device aids in detection of retinal pathologiesDiopsys Inc. introduced a tabletop version of its electroretinography (ERG) and visual evoked potential (VEP) testing technology (ARGOS).