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Vanessa Caceres
Integrin peptide trials continue for wet AMD, DME, other pathologies
The first drug in the new class integrin peptide therapy continues to show continued efficacy and safety in various clinical trials.
Dexamethasone for DME shows stronger results compared with sham group
In this article Dr Anat Lowenstein explains that the benefits of treatment with a dexamethasone intravitreal implant for DME were observed across a variety of demographic characteristics.
Prior vitrectomy does not affect DME therapy with ranibizumab, laser
Analysis of eyes with and without prior vitrectomy from DRCR Protocol I showed similar results when treated with ranibizumab with prompt or deferred laser.
Taking on tacrolimus to treat vernal keratoconjunctivitis
Tacrolimus 0.01% was effective for the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in a study with 62 patients.
Infectious scleritis can present in many forms
Consider infectious scleritis if a patient with scleritis tests negative for rheumatological disease.
Early intervention considered key in diagnosis and treatment of scleritis
Scleritis can indicate serious systemic disease and requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Episcleritis also has certain treatment pearls.
Immunomodulatory therapy for corneoscleral disease requires careful monitoring
Immunomodulatory therapy for ocular inflammatory disease can be potent and effective, but physicians should be patient while awaiting results—and watch carefully for complications.
Dexamethasone for DME shows stronger results compared with sham group
Use of an intravitreal implant for diabetic macular edema was more effective than a sham treatment across a variety of parameters in a subanalysis of the MEAD trial.
Use of Bowman layer implantation promising for advanced keratoconus
Results were encouraging from patients in a small study group receiving Bowman layer implantations to treat advanced keratoconus.
What to say when discussing MIGS with patients
When microinvasive glaucoma surgery is a potential treatment option, surgeons should present it as neutrally as possible.

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