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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.

Retina Treatments

Real-world experience: Positive DME treatment outcomes observed with FAc implant at UK centreDr Mushtaq discusses one centre’s initial post-marketing experience with the fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant 0.19 mg. The implant demonstrated favourable outcomes and good patient acceptance.
Real-world experience: Case study shows maintained benefits with FAc in DME patientIn the case study discussed in this article, a patient who was treated for DME with a fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant reported improved vision-related quality of life and the ability to perform daily routines without problems. These benefits persisted 12-months after treatment.
Dexamethasone for DME shows stronger results compared with sham groupIn this article Dr Anat Lowenstein explains that the benefits of treatment with a dexamethasone intravitreal implant for DME were observed across a variety of demographic characteristics.
Optos’ next-generation UWF device expands imaging modalityOptos’ next-generation, ultra-widefield (UWF) imaging platform (California) provides greater imaging functionality and introduces the company’s newest imaging modality—indocyanine green angiography (ICG) while maintaining all current color imaging modalities, autofluorescence (AF) and fluorescein angiography (FA).
Retinal gene therapy advancing into clinical realityGene therapy can provide transformative disease-modifying effects, with potentially lifelong clinical benefits after a single therapeutic administration. The most advanced retinal gene therapy program in the United States is in phase III study.
Intravitreal sirolimus shows promise for noninfectious posterior segment uveitisSAKURA is a 24-month phase III study investigating the efficacy and safety of intravitreal sirolimus for treatment of noninfectious posterior segment uveitis. Data were reported from the primary endpoint visit at 5 months.
Swept-source OCT affords greater detailing in vitreous imagingThree main attributes for swept-source optical coherence tomography involve deeper range of imaging into the eye, less sensitivity roll-off with depth, and faster scanning speed.
Single-port PPV allows safe phaco in crowded anterior chamberIn crowded eyes, removal of vitreous through a one-port pars plana vitrectomy is the only viable strategy to deepen the anterior chamber and allow safe phacoemulsification, according to R.J. Mackool Jr., MD.
New tool marks incision sites for PPV, intravitreal injectionsThe Melki 3.5 mm ophthalmic marker is designed to help ophthalmologists safely and accurately mark incision sites for pars plana vitrectomy and intravitreal injections.
Evidence suggests no harmful effects of aspirin on AMD progressionObservational data from the AREDS2 study suggests that aspirin use is not associated with progression of age-related macular degeneration or development of geographic atrophy or neovascularization.