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In this issue
Treating retinochoroiditis caused by toxomoplasis July 01, 2016By Vanessa CaceresTrimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole can be used both acutely and prophylactically in patients with Toxoplasma gondii retinochoroiditis. LHON therapy: Excellent safety and potential visual benefits July 01, 2016By Lynda ChartersThe intravitreal injection of a recombinant AAV2/2 vector with the wild-type ND4 gene might provide a safe and effective avenue to treat patients with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy. Unpopular scienceRecently, I attended two public addresses. Neither of the speakers, I believe, are stupid. But neither (obviously) had a science background. Improving IOL power calculationsAn advanced, self-validating method is providing a new approach to IOL power selection, explains Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS. Changing teenagers’ lives, one pair of glasses at a time July 01, 2016By Jolie HigaziDr. Harrie started a vision-screening program at a youth detention center which gives him and his team an opportunity to screen adolescents in the criminal justice system before they are assigned to a rehabilitation program or a long-term incarceration facility. What ARMOR update means for ocular infections July 01, 2016By Vanessa CaceresTailor antibiotic choices for each patient, as resistance remains high, according to the 2015 Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms (ARMOR) update. ARVO 2016 meeting paves path for personalized medicine
July 01, 2016Emerging trends and hot topics in eye and vision research filled the sessions at this year’s meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Treating presbyopia with an eye drop?A topical treatment that breaks apart disulfide bonds between crystalline lens proteins was shown to increase accommodative amplitude and improve near visual acuity in a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Ultrasound device capable of precise imaging, biometry of eye July 01, 2016By Nancy GrovesEarly results from a repeatability and reproducibility study of a precision ultrasound device indicate the anterior segment imaging device can provide unique measurements on the cornea and will have multiple applications in the future. Lab RGCs expanding opportunities for glaucoma researchRetinal ganglion cells can be generated from patient-specific, induced pluripotent stem cells and serve as an in vitro model for pharmacologic screening and pathophysiology studies.