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Ophthalmology

Did JFK back pain cost his life?On Oct. 26, the federal government will release the last of the secret records on the Kennedy Assassination. Whatever revelations emerge from the estimated 3,600 files, one signature fact will remain: Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in Dealey Plaza. Still, new perspectives on the tragedy continue to surface, even after 50 years.
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AAO 2017: New solutions, New inspirations, New OrleansThe 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology will convene in New Orleans from Nov. 11 to 14. Go to www.aao.org/annual meeting for the latest updates
CXL demands continuity of careCrosslinking meets the previously unmet needs of progressive keratoconus patients and provides an opportunity to increase engagement with optometrists, explain John Berdahl, MD, and George O. Waring IV, MD.
Precision medicine coming to glaucoma via specific pathwaysCharacterizing the genetic elements linked to different types of glaucoma, such as in the Primary Open-Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics study, could help clinicians develop more precise and effective treatments.
Head to head: Balanced phaco tip more efficient than Kelman tipResearchers share findings from a comparison of relative efficiency and chatter of two phaco tips with identical optimal settings.
Applying hydrogel technology to sustained-release ocular drugsHydrogel technology enables the use of drugs that are known to be efficacious for ocular diseases and conditions when formulated as daily drops or monthly injections, into one-time or several-month dosage forms.
Aflibercept helps in ME patients with DR after cataract surgeryPatients with diabetic retinopathy have a high risk of developing macular edema after cataract surgery. Intravitreal injections of aflibercept might result in fewer patients developing macular edema in this patient population.
ALG-1001: Turning off the machinery of angiogenesisALG-1001 (Luminate, Allegro Ophthalmics) has a number of different mechanisms of action that benefit patients chronically treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs and those who are treatment naïve.
AO imaging offers novel data for understanding retinal diseaseAdaptive optics (AO) is providing new insights about retinal structure and may help to identify potential areas for treatment of retinal diseases, said Mina Chung, MD.