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Vector planning delivers superior outcomes for myopic astigmatism
Excimer laser treatments using vector planning resulted in less corneal astigmatism, less refractive cylinder, and better unaided visual acuity postoperatively than treatments using manifest refractive treatment parameters alone, according to Noel Alpins, MD.
Tool provides standard for assessing LASIK patient-reported outcomes
A new questionnaire can help assess candidates’ symptoms before LASIK surgery, monitor them for visual symptoms as well as satisfaction after LASIK surgery, and measure the impact any post-LASIK symptoms have on a patient’s ability to function.
QoL better with bladder Ca immunotherapy vs. chemo
Patients treated with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) as second-line therapy for advanced urothelial carcinoma following platinum-based chemotherapy maintain better health-related quality of life than their counterparts receiving chemotherapy, according to results from the phase III KEYNOTE-045 trial presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.
Metformin may improve advanced prostate Ca outcomes
Metformin may act synergistically with androgen deprivation therapy to improve outcomes for men with advanced prostate cancer, according to findings of an observational study presented at the AUA annual meeting in Boston.
Research reveals possible predictor of PCa germline mutation
The study of men with prostate cancer also found that the majority of the men with a germline cancer predisposition gene mutation did not meet existing criteria for clinical genetic testing.
How do height, adiposity affect prostate Ca risk?
Taller men and those with greater adiposity are at increased risk of having high-grade prostate cancer and of dying from their malignancy, according to recently published research.
Electroacupuncture shows promise for SUI
Electroacupuncture involving the lumbosacral region is safe, well-tolerated, and can reduce the amount of urine leakage in women with stress urinary incontinence, researchers reported.
Ubiquitous steroid use posing unwitting cause for glaucoma
All corticosteroids matter when it comes to the risk of an intraocular pressure (IOP) response, and that is an important point for ophthalmologists to remember because opportunities for corticosteroid exposure are growing.
Phaco sleeve boosts flow, followability
A new silicone phacoemulsification sleeve (Ridged Sleeve, ASICO) designed with a variety of novel features is enabling safe and efficient microcoaxial cataract surgery, said Takayuki Akahoshi, MD.
Automated capsulotomy device provides safe, consistent results
A disposable device for automated anterior capsulotomy that uses precision pulse technology (Zepto, Mynosys Cellular Devices) demonstrated excellent performance in a series of 38 eyes.


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