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Michelle Dalton, ELS
‘Ideal’ disease control leads to better nAMD outcomes
Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is well-known as a heterogeneous disease with variable natural history and variable treatment response, said Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS. Many patients do well without monthly treatment as noted in HARBOR PRN arms.
Treat-and-extend may lead to better AMD results
Treating neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) patients with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) on a monthly regimen has produced “great results” in clinical trials, said Prof. Mark C. Gillies, MBBS, PhD. “But what happens after that and what happens in real world practice?”
2016 brings retinal imaging into starring role
This has been the year of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography, numerous retina specialists said. Commercially available systems are available from Carl Zeiss Meditec, Heidelberg Engineering, and Optovue provide a noninvasive way to image retinal vasculature and confirm clinicians’ diagnoses of abnormalities.
Drug therapies moving beyond anti-VEGFs
Pharmacologic activity in the retina realm continues to hold much excitement for new therapies to treat retinal disorders.
Year in Review: Surgical Retina
Looking back at 2016, incremental improvements in devices are changing how retina surgeons approach and treat surgeries, said a group of experts. For Charles Wykoff, MD, PhD, two novel improvements may not radically alter surgical approaches today, but will have a long-lasting impact down the road.
Introducing 3-D OCT to live surgery
Introducing 3-D OCT to live surgery
The advent of three-dimensional optical coherence tomography to live surgery may bring greater clarity to how ophthalmologists visualize structures and how they operate.
Reverse side cut produces better self-sealing efficacy
A 110° reverse side cut primary incision created with a femtosecond laser provides an effective seal for potential wound leakage in a recent study.
Optimizing cataract outcomes when keratoconus is present
Optimizing cataract outcomes when keratoconus is present
Patients with keratoconus pose unique challenges with IOL calculations.
Improving IOL power calculations
An advanced, self-validating method is providing a new approach to IOL power selection, explains Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS.
Reducing pain during postop pediatric strabismus surgery
In a randomized study, patients receiving bupivocaine had lower pain scores than the control group in the first 30 minutes after surgery. However, other factors may also play a role.

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