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Ron Rajecki
Myopia increasing in Europe
The incidence of myopia in Europe is increasing and the condition is more prevalent in those born more recently than in older generations, according to a meta-analysis of population-based, cross-sectional studies from the European Eye Epidemiology (E3) Consortium.
Analyzing corneal asphericity, OCT angiography, and balance control issues in glaucoma patients
Corneal asphericity, OCT angiography, and balance control issues in glaucoma patients are analyzed in this industry update roundup.
Study examines why second corneal transplants are rejected
Corneal transplantations are successful in 90 percent of first-time procedures, but second allografts are rejected at three times the rate of the first surgeries. A new study published online by the American Journal of Transplantation sought to elucidate the reasons for these rejections.
New keratoprosthesis a viable alternative to corneal transplant
A new epidescemetic keratoprosthesis implanted without total corneal trephination, is a viable alternative to corneal transplantation, according to researchers from Spain, Egypt, and Kuwait reporting in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
Phase I trial for ISTH0036 advanced glaucoma treatment
Isarna Therapeutics has begun a Phase I clinical trial of ISTH0036, an antisense oligonucleotide selectively targeting transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß2), to treat advanced glaucoma.
Fewer tears for SCUBA than Muraine in DMEK graft prep
The submerged cornea using backgrounds away (SCUBA) peeling technique may be more effective than the newer Muraine technique for preparing endothelial donor grafts for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
Two-year outcomes good for “treat and extend” AMD therapy
Using a treat-and-extend regimen in routine clinical practice for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) achieves good visual outcomes and decreases treatments and clinic visits, according to a study in Ophthalmology.
Thermography useful in evaluating filtering bleb function
Because the temperature decrease in the filtering bleb after trabeculectomy provides information about its function, a new ocular surface-oriented, infrared radiation thermographic device (TG 1000, Tomey) may help evaluate filtering bleb function. The device is easy to handle and creates reproducible measurements, according to new research published in the Journal of Glaucoma.
Ocriplasmin an option for FTMH and vitreomacular adhesion
Ocriplasmin (Jetrea, ThromboGenics) is an option for the management of patients who have full-thickness macular hole (FTMH) and vitreomacular adhesion, according to an article in press in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.
CXL with epithelial disruption safely and effectively treats ectasia
Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) with epithelial disruption appears to safely and effectively treat keratoconus or iatrogenic corneal ectasia, according to a study recently published in Eye. In fact, patients may tolerate the approach better than they tolerate the technique involving complete removal of the epithelium, say the authors, from the Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank of Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, UK.


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