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Failed cell therapy study offers positives, raises new questionsPatients with a history of frequent anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may not be the best potential candidates for encapsulated cell technology (ECT).
The case of the blurred disc marginsA 16-year-old female was scheduled for her periodic ophthalmic evaluation to update her spectacle lens prescription. At the visit, she reported a history of migraines, but the remainder of her personal and family medical history was non-contributory. She took no medications and had a history of low hyperopic refractive correction.
Sustained-release corticosteroid implant improves, slows progression of diabetic retinopathySustained intraocular delivery of fluocinolone acetonide (FAc) using the FAc 0.19 mg intravitreal implant (Iluvien, Alimera Sciences) improves and slows progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to findings of post-hoc analyses of data from the pivotal Fluocinolone Acetonide for Diabetic Macular Edema (FAME) trials.
Novel anti-VEGF-A agent shows promise for prolonged DME activityAbicipar pegol (Allergan/Molecular Partners) met its primary and key secondary endpoints and demonstrated an acceptable overall safety profile in a phase II trial investigating use of the novel anti-VEGF-A agent for treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME).
New research, interest advancing retinal careTreatment of posterior segment disease is in the midst of a paradigm shift, says a panel of experts at this year's annual SECO 2017 conference in Atlanta.
Expanded line of 27-gauge instruments advantageous
Expanded line of 27-gauge instruments advantageousThe portfolio of retinal instruments continues to expand with a growing line of tools offering surgeons improved work efficiency while promoting better surgical outcomes with 27-gauge instruments.
Global diabetes epidemic must not become epidemic of blindnessThe global epidemic in type 2 diabetes mellitus is of unprecedented proportions. In absolute numbers, it probably exceeds any previous epidemic in the history of mankind. There are now more than 400 million people with diabetes in the world, and the number is projected to exceed 600 million by 2030.
Flanged fixation secures IOL haptics within the scleraFlanged IOL fixation is a simple, minimally invasive, and effective technique for transconjunctival intrascleral fixation of a three-piece IOL, said Shin Yamane, MD, PhD, at the inaugural Retina World Congress.
Strategies for macular hole recurrence after small-gauge vitrectomyFindings from a retrospective review provide insights about the outcomes of surgery for recurrent macular holes in the era of small-gauge vitrectomy and possible strategies for reducing their occurrence, said Tarek S. Hassan, MD, at the inaugural Retina World Congress.
Effective drug management of PVR remains unfulfilled goalThe bottom line about pharmaceutical management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is that many different drugs have been tried, but so far nothing has been proven effective for treating PVR or reducing its risk, said Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD, at the inaugural Retina World Congress.