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Lynda Charters
Time critical in infectious uveitis
Infectious uveitis is usually diagnosed based on the clinical findings with consideration of the duration and progression of the disorder, the appearance of the inflammation, and the extent of the retinal involvement.
Ocriplasmin aids hole closure
Ocriplasmin can eliminate the need for surgery to close macular holes in a substantial percentage of patients.
Laser therapy: Role in DME?
The use of laser to treat diabetic macular edema is often the topic of debate.
Injections raise safety question
Nationally publicized outbreaks of Streptococcus endophthalmitis following intravitreal injection of bevacizumab resulted in a close look at the procedures used to prepare the drug.
Comparison of AMD Treatment Trials study shows lower fluid
The results of the direct comparison of ranibizumab and bevacizumab after 1 year of treatment showed that the two drugs adminisred according to monthly and as-needed protocols produced significant decreases in retinal fluid with small amounts of residual fluid in patients with AMD.
Injections improve acuity in retinal vein occlusion
The HORIZON Retinal Vein Occlusion Study, an extension study of the BRAVO Study, found that long-term multiple intravitreal injections of ranibizumab were well-tolerated by patients with branch retinal vein occlusion and central retinal vein occlusion.
LASEK after RLE found safe, effective
LASEK performed after refractive lens exchange with implantation of an accommodating IOL seems to be safe and effective. Visual outcomes were good with no development of complications or loss of best-corrected visual acuity.
Child's play may benefit myopia
Use of spectacles, contact lenses, or medications does not inhibit the progression of myopia for any length of time, as seen in in large major studies in children.
Tests zero in on uveal melanoma
Recent findings about uveal melanoma indicate that patients can be divided into high- and low-risk clasess, and that a mutation in one gene on chromosomes 3, BAP1, is closely associated with the high metastatic risk class 2 form of uveal melanoma.
Damage within trabecular meshwork in glaucoma better understood
The trabecular meshwork fails in glaucoma because of physical changes in the trabecular meshwork and altered signaling pathways.

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