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Laird Harrison
Macular degeneration patients regain sight with stem cell implants
Two patients with macular degeneration regained reading vision after receiving stem cells implanted with a new technique, according to researchers.
Diabetes may double cataract risk
Diabetes doubles the risk of cataract in the general population, with an even greater increased risk among people aged under 70, according to researchers.
Latest tonometry devices all have their pluses and minuses
Yvonne Buys, MD, says ophthalmologists can choose from a range of the latest devices for measuring IOP, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. While new technology continues to emerge, Dr. Buys provides an overview of tonometer technology.
Drug delivery systems could improve poor adherence
Jonathan S. Myers, MD, reports that intraocular drug delivery systems could help solve the problem of poor adherence in patients taking glaucoma medications. Implanted in the eye, the systems would allow for glaucoma drugs to gradually dissolve or elute medication.
SD-OCT may help diagnose primary vitreoretinal lymphoma
Hyper-reflective subretinal infiltrates visible on spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) could help diagnose primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL), researchers believe.
Device restores vision to patient with Stargardt disease
An artificial vision device (MyEye, OrCam) has helped a blind veteran regain his independence, according to the charity Scottish War Blinded.
Glaucoma 'renaissance' builds from expanding surgical options
Until now, surgery has been considered a second-line treatment after medication and lasers because of the risks associated with trabeculectomy and tube shunts. Now ophthalmologists can draw from a larger surgical tool chest, explains Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD.
How advances in phaco benefit glaucoma surgery
Advances in phacoemulsification are creating new opportunities for glaucoma surgery, especially in developing countries, according to Alan S. Crandall, MD.
What advent of MIGS means for earlier glaucoma intervention
In addition to making use of MIGS, interventional glaucoma might utilize other novel drainage devices and sustained drug-delivery devices and be combined with cataract surgery. This approach is more proactive, aims at lower IOP, lowers risk and addresses adherence, said Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed, MD.
Virtual reality on the horizon for treatment of glaucoma
One laboratory is at work on new devices that use visual stimuli to prompt retinal ganglion cells to regenerate, while two other researchers describe techniques through which virtual reality might diagnose the disease more accurately than standard automated perimetry.

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