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Aflibercept rivals laser for diabetic retinopathyIntravitreal aflibercept worked better than panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in a new head-to-head trial, according to researchers.
Ranibizumab proves effective for DMO in NHS clinicsPatients treated for diabetic macular oedema with ranibizumab in the UK National Health Service (NHS) are getting benefits similar to those seen in clinical trials, according to a new study
Google DeepMind searches for signs of retinopathyGoogle is using its DeepMind computing system to search for early signs of diabetic retinopathy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), the company announced this month.
Laser capsulotomy studies affirm low rate of anterior capsule tearsAn analysis including almost 3,000 eyes operated on with modern femtosecond laser technology found an anterior capsule tear rate of <0.1%.
New study finds limits of keratometry in keratoconusReproducibility of keratometry is better for early keratoconus than for advanced keratoconus, a new study showed. The study could help clinicians decide when to use corneal cross-linking in their efforts to stop the progression of the disease, wrote Tom H. Flynn, PhD, and his colleagues from the Corneal Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital, St. George’s Hospital, London. They published their finding in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Functional reading scores useful for geographic atrophyBest-corrected visual acuity does not capture the degree of impairment in some patients, such as those with geographic atrophy, particularly as they try to read across a page. A new patient-reported outcome measure has been found to correlate well with a more objective measurement of performance.
The value of microinstrumentation in successful surgeryMicrosurgical instruments enable surgeons to perform complicated anterior segment eye procedures through good control of tissue handling. In this article, Dr Little explains how fine-gauge instruments allow for procedures such as iris reconstruction to be performed far more easily than was previously possible.
NICE gives aflibercept provisional green light for DMENICE has released a draft decision recognizing the benefits of aflibercept solution for injection for the majority of patients with visual impairment caused by DME.
Fs-laser safe for capsulotomy creationAnterior capsulotomies may be created safely and efficaciously using a femtosecond laser system (Catalys Precision Laser System, Abbott Medical Optics), according to a study published online in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.