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Cornea OTE

EMA committee recommends cenegermin for neurotrophic keratitisA committee of the European Medicines Agency has recommended approval of cenegermin (Oxervate, Dompé) eye drops for neurotrophic keratitis.
Rituximab appears to cure Mooren’s ulcers in 5 patientsMooren’s ulcers completely healed in 5 patients treated with rituximab after conventional treatment failed, according to researchers.
Patients’ health jeopardized by failed ophthalmology follow-upFailure to follow-up after ophthalmology appointments can damage patients’ health, a new study suggests. “In our view, national consideration should be given to create targets for reporting how well providers are managing follow-up patients,” reported A Davis and colleagues in the journal Eye.
Aldehyde dehydrogenase implicated in mucous membrane pemphigoidPreliminary studies suggest disulfiram could aid in the treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP). Used topically, the drug may inhibit aldehyde deydrogenase (ALDH), which plays a key role in fibrosis, wrote JK Dart, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London.
No sign of chloramphenicol resistance in bacterial conjunctivitisChloramphenicol remains effective against Gram-positive bacteria, the most common agent in bacterial conjunctivitis, researchers say.
In vivo confocal microscopy ineffective for Fusarium and Aspergillus differentiationIt’s very hard to tell the difference between Fusarium and Aspergillus species with in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) of fungal keratitis, researchers say.
Nepal institute pioneers corneal donation programmeNepal’s Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology has been working to build one of the most successful corneal donation programmes in the world.
Wavefront-guided PRK after CXL for keratoconusTechnique targets the main cause of vision degradation and a large clinical series finds positive results.
Why recalibration for EKR devices may be crucialFurther calibrations for the equivalent keratometry readings (EKR) obtained by the Pentacam High Resolution (HR) (Oculus, Germany) should be conducted before they are used for total corneal power assessment in post-LASIK eyes, researchers said.
Experience with a second-generation ICRSA new double-arc intrastromal corneal ring segment may help to improve visual outcomes and rehabilitate the physiologic optical surface by remodelling the cornea