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Sulcus-to-sulcus suture technique offers solution for silicone oil use in aphakic eyes with iris loss

Retention sutures placed sulcus-to-sulcus in the iris plane are effective for keeping the silicone oil out of the anterior chamber.

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AAO practice patterns offers ‘awareness’ to proper AMD treatmentThe American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred Practice Pattern on Age-Related Macular Degeneration “are based on the best available scientific data as interpreted by panels of knowledgeable health professionals.” These patterns offer solid clinical guidelines for treating and counseling AMD patients.
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Lower treatment burden with aflibercept for CRVOsCystoid macular edema (CME) might become less problematic in patients with non-ischemic central retinal vein occlusions (CRVOs).
New study affirms promise of anti-integrin drug for DME
New study affirms promise of anti-integrin drug for DMEA new class of ophthalmic drug continues to show promise for treating patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).
Long-term aflibercept effective for nAMD after other anti-VEGF therapies failedAflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals) intravitreal injection, administered according to an as-needed regimen, improved the anatomic outcomes in many eyes refractory to monthly bevacizumab or ranibizumab injections that had persistent or recurrent fluid. However, half of the patients might require aflibercept injections every 4 weeks in order to achieve a completely dry retina.
Tie2 activator augments anti-VEGF for DMEResults from TIME-2, a phase IIA study, support further development of combination treatment with subcutaneous injection of the Tie2 activator, AKB-9778 (Aerpio Therapeutics), plus intravitreous (IVT) anti-VEGF injection for diabetic macular edema.
Pipeline for dry AMD features diverse compoundsA number of drugs are being investigated in clinical trials as treatment for slowing the growth of geographic atrophy that is secondary to age-related macular degeneration.
Neuroprotective treatment promising for macular telangiectasiaThe class of molecules called “neurotrophic factors” has been demonstrated to reduce the rate of photoreceptor cell loss during retinal regeneration.
Sulcus-to-sulcus suture technique offers solution for silicone oil use in aphakic eyes with iris lossPlacement of “silicone oil retention sutures” sulcus to sulcus in the iris plane in a variety of geometric patterns provides an effective method for keeping the oil out of the anterior chamber.
Two recent genetic discoveries may offer hope for patients with advanced AMDThe discovery of a gene for North Carolina macular dystrophy, PRDM13, and transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)-derived retinal cells show promise to restoring vision to patients with advanced AMD.