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Protein agent may change approach to treating dry eye, inflammation
Recombinant human lubricin showed potential as a new therapeutic approach to the management of dry eye disease in a small clinical trial. Compared with sodium hyaluronate, lubricin (Lubris BioPharma), significantly improved both signs and symptoms of moderate dry eye after two weeks of treatment.
System offers advanced capabilities in OCT, OCTA
The recent FDA clearance of a swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography (OCTA) platform (PLEX Elite 9000, Carl Zeiss Meditec) for posterior ocular structures enables fast, dense, wide, and deep imaging of the retina, choroid, and their associated microvasculature, said Philip J. Rosenfeld, MD, PhD.
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedback
Upgrades to intraop aberrometer enhance surgical feedback
A sophisticated integrated formula for IOL power prediction is the featured capability in upgrades to Clarity Medical Systems’ intraoperative wavefront aberrometer.
Poor oral health may be associated with POAG
Poor oral health may be associated with POAG
Recent tooth loss and periodontal disease have been linked to primary open-angle glaucoma in a large prospective study of male health professionals.
Add-on module enhances diagnostic accuracy in glaucoma
Add-on module enhances diagnostic accuracy in glaucoma
A new add-on glaucoma module has the capability of creating an anatomic map of each patient’s eye by using two fixed landmarks. The module also includes an extensive reference data base.
Novel device provides rapid measure of tear osmolarity
A new handheld, tear osmolarity device could enhance the convenience and reliability of dry eye screening and monitoring and be more affordable for many practices.
Sustained-release dexamethasone depot effective in lowering fluorescein staining
A dropless option for steroid therapy showed encouraging results in a phase II safety and efficacy study in patients with inflammatory dry eye disease.
What ophthalmologists need to know about diabetes
The increasing prevalence of diabetes, which implies a rise in the number of cases of diabetic retinopathy, suggests that ophthalmologists need to ensure their knowledge of this disease is up-to-date. Hazy memories of a long-ago medical school lecture from an endocrinologist or the guidelines in an outdated textbook are inadequate given changes in the understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and especially the treatment of diabetes.
Handheld device offers early screening of amblyopia
Handheld device offers early screening of amblyopia
A new handheld pediatric vision scanner can detect amblyopia and strabismus with over 90% accuracy. The device can be used to screen children too young to read or recognize letters as well as those of school age since the only requirements are to sit still for a few seconds and look at a smiley-face target in the machine.
Exploring link between sleep habits, dry eye
Exploring link between sleep habits, dry eye
Sleep position may be correlated with the severity of dry eye symptoms, suggests a new study.

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