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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.

Retina Treatments

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.
Topical treatment for neovascular AMD within sightA novel vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGF-R2) topical eye drop, PAN-90806 (PanOptica, Inc.), may revolutionize the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration by making intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF drugs a thing of the past for certain patients and eliminating the risk associated with the intravitreal injections.
Keratoprosthesis implantation potentially helpful, but trickyA permanent keratoprosthesis (KPro) can help restore the vision of patients with severe corneal disease, but clinicians must watch out for complications, according to Donald J. D’Amico, MD. Dr. D’Amico of the Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, described some of those complications in his Pyron Award Lecture during the American Society of Retina Specialists 2016 Annual Meeting.
Agent in gene therapy promising for retinal dystrophyUse of voretigene neparvovec in gene therapy demonstrates positive outcomes to treat a gene mutation in patients with retinal dystrophy.
Exploring oral dual anti-VEGF/PDGF inhibitor for AMDAn oral anti-VEGF/PDGF inhibitor had no dose-limiting toxicity and improved visual acuity and OCT findings in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration in a phase I study.
Systemic implications highlighted in retinal tumor findingsRetinal tumors have taken on a new importance because of links to systemic disease, according to Carol Shields, MD. Through these links, specialists are improving the diagnosis and treatment of retinal tumors. Dr. Shields highlighted astrocytic hamartoma, retinoblastoma, and retinal capillary hemangiomoblastoma.
New telemonitoring device makes impact in detecting CNVHome monitoring of patients with age-related macular degeneration results in earlier detection of choroidal neovascularization with the ForeseeHome device resulted and increased preservation of vision.
Why patience is key for suprachoroidal hemorrhages and detachmentsSurgery might not be the go-to option for suprachoroidal hemorrhages and detachments–they may resolve on their own. But when needed, a less invasive procedure can produce a quality outcome.
SD-OCT: Enhanced visualization earlier in disease processSpectral-domain optical coherence tomography facilitates detailed evaluation of foveal disorders even in the very earliest disease stages.
Wide-field imaging: ‘Big picture’ for quick, accurate diagnosisWide-field imaging has become an integral tool in the diagnosis and management of patients with retinal disease.