Novartis Says Alcon Glaucoma Treatment Approved in EUNovartis Says Alcon Glaucoma Treatment Approved in EU
Novartis said the European Commission has approved its eyecare unit Alcon's Simbrinza eye drops suspension to decrease elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in adults with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 30, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Retinal Implants: A Systematic ReviewRetinal Implants: A Systematic Review
This review highlights some of the advantages and limitations of current retinal prostheses. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 24, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

TNF Inhibitor Therapy Effective for Behcet's Disease UveitisTNF Inhibitor Therapy Effective for Behcet's Disease Uveitis
When uveitis due to Behcet's disease fails to respond to conventional therapy, anti-TNF-alpha therapy may help, according to a Spanish study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Novartis and Google to Develop 'Smart' Contact LensNovartis and Google to Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens
Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck an agreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses that would help diabetics track their blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 17, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

An Infant With Poor Visual ResponseAn Infant With Poor Visual Response
What condition do you suspect is present in this 11-month-old boy with roving eye movements who is unable to fixate on a target? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Implementation of Nurse-Delivered Intravitreal InjectionsImplementation of Nurse-Delivered Intravitreal Injections
Can these injections be safely administered by nurse practitioners? Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 9, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Doxycycline Fails to Slow Diabetic Retinopathy ProgressionDoxycycline Fails to Slow Diabetic Retinopathy Progression
Doxycycline does not appear to improve retinal function or slow diabetic retinopathy progression in patients with mild to moderate nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), according to results from a proof-of-concept clinical trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 7, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Implanted Wireless Device Monitors Intraocular PressureImplanted Wireless Device Monitors Intraocular Pressure
A wireless device that was implanted in the eye of a glaucoma patient and monitored for well over a year measured intraocular pressure safely and accurately, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 3, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

EU Panel OKs Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema (Eylea)EU Panel OKs Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema (Eylea)
The company marketing the drug in the United States has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to add this indication as well. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 30, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Practice-Changing Highlights in GlaucomaPractice-Changing Highlights in Glaucoma
Find out whether you are up-to-date with the latest glaucoma surgery enhancements. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 30, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Classifying Vitreomacular DiseaseClassifying Vitreomacular Disease
A classification system that defines the features of vitreomacular adhesion, vitreomacular traction, and macular holes is useful for diagnosis and research. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 30, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

For Noncompliant Patients, a Fix That WorksFor Noncompliant Patients, a Fix That Works
Help your patients become more compliant -- taking medications as prescribed, going on a diet, drinking less, or quitting smoking -- without adding to the length of their visits. Here's how. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 27, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Aerie Pharma's Glaucoma Drug Succeeds in Mid-stage TrialAerie Pharma's Glaucoma Drug Succeeds in Mid-stage Trial
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc said its single-drop glaucoma treatment was shown to be superior to each of its two components in a mid-stage trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 26, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

IOP-lowering Effect of Phaco Alone or With CanaloplastyIOP-lowering Effect of Phaco Alone or With Canaloplasty
What are the advantages of combining these two procedures versus phacoemulsification alone in lowering IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma? Journal of Glaucoma (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 26, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Drug for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Falls ShortDrug for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Falls Short
Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc said its experimental eye drop showed no significant benefit over a placebo in reducing the number of injections of another drug directly into the eye, but improved patients' visual clarity. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

10 Cool, Amazing Gadgets and Trends to Help Your Practice 10 Cool, Amazing Gadgets and Trends to Help Your Practice
Many unique technological advances and new requirements of medical practices are quickly changing the way practices operate. Will you recognize your practice in a few years' time? Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 18, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Verdict on KAMRA Corneal Inlay FDA Panel Delivers Mixed Verdict on KAMRA Corneal Inlay
The FDA's Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Committee wrestled with flawed trial data that suggested efficacy but yielded some safety concerns, leading to overall uncertainty about benefit versus risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 9, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

How to Field Questions on Your Medicare PaymentsHow to Field Questions on Your Medicare Payments
Many ophthalmologists were blindsided by having their Medicare payments made public. The Sunshine Act promises still more revelations. Here's how to respond to inquiries from patients and the media. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Surgical Innovations in Pediatric Ophthalmology Surgical Innovations in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Dr. Stefanie Davidson reviews the highlights from this year's American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) meeting. CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 23, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Panel Debates New Guidance for Proper Use of Contacts FDA Panel Debates New Guidance for Proper Use of Contacts
An FDA advisory committee has cautioned against holding the industry responsible for patient noncompliance. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 15, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

IOP Reductions Greater With Microstents Than TrabeculotomyIOP Reductions Greater With Microstents Than Trabeculotomy
Implantation of 2 stents lowers intraocular pressure (IOP) and reduces the need for medication better than ab-interno microcautery trabeculotomy, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 12, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

LASIK Effective, Safe in Patients Under 25LASIK Effective, Safe in Patients Under 25
Younger patients have better outcomes and significantly lower enhancement rates than older patients, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 10, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Microincision Cataract Surgery Combined With VitrectomyMicroincision Cataract Surgery Combined With Vitrectomy
What benefits could this combined surgery offer patients with cataracts and vitreoretinal disorders? Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 9, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

AREDS2: Perspectives, Recommendations, and QuestionsAREDS2: Perspectives, Recommendations, and Questions
This review offers a perspective on the findings from the AREDS2 trial. The results are in, but important questions remain. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 9, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gene Therapy for Retinal Diseases Is Within SightGene Therapy for Retinal Diseases Is Within Sight
We are getting closer to having genetic treatments for devastating retinal diseases. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 8, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Column Source Type: news

Combination Drug Shown to Prevent Miosis in Ocular SurgeryCombination Drug Shown to Prevent Miosis in Ocular Surgery
The compound could offer an FDA-approved alternative to inexact off-label combinations. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 7, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Glaucoma Risk Underestimated by Ophthalmologists, TraineesGlaucoma Risk Underestimated by Ophthalmologists, Trainees
Trainees and practicing ophthalmologists are twice as likely to underestimate as to overestimate glaucoma likelihood in an Internet-based self-assessment study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 7, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2014 Annual MeetingAssociation for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2014 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ARVO 2014. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

VEGF Blockade May Slow, but Not Halt, Progression in DME VEGF Blockade May Slow, but Not Halt, Progression in DME
High VEGF, as well as glucotoxicity or other causes, may hasten progression of retinal nonperfusion in diabetic macular edema, suggesting ranibizumab may not prevent retinal capillary closure. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Corticosteroids and Antibiotics for Acute EndophthalmitisCorticosteroids and Antibiotics for Acute Endophthalmitis
Do adjunctive intravitreal corticosteroids help or hinder management of bacterial endophthalmitis? International Ophthalmology Clinics (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 3, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Less Invasive Surgery After Failed Penetrating KeratoplastyLess Invasive Surgery After Failed Penetrating Keratoplasty
For patients who have failed a first cornea transplant with penetrating keratoplasty, a less invasive procedure can be used to redo the procedure safely. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 2, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Patching, Drops Improve Vision Over Long Term in AmblyopiaPatching, Drops Improve Vision Over Long Term in Amblyopia
Either patching or atropine eye drops improved vision in a long-term follow-up of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group RCT in children with amblyopia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 1, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Laser Goniopuncture for Bleb RevisionLaser Goniopuncture for Bleb Revision
A study examined whether Nd:YAG laser goniopuncture could be a solution for failed trabeculectomies. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 1, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Hormones and Glaucoma: What's the Risk?Hormones and Glaucoma: What's the Risk?
Recent findings on the impact of hormones on the development of glaucoma are explored. Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 29, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Steroids Early in Bacterial Keratitis May Improve VisionSteroids Early in Bacterial Keratitis May Improve Vision
Adding topical corticosteroids 2 to 3 days after starting topical antibiotics in the treatment of bacterial keratitis has been linked to improved vision outcomes, according to a new RCT. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2014 SymposiumAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2014 Symposium
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASCRS 2014 Symposium. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Photobiomodulation in Diabetic Macular EdemaPhotobiomodulation in Diabetic Macular Edema
Patients with non-center-involving diabetic macular edema (NCDME) may benefit from photobiomodulation, a new case series suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A Mobile Phone-Based Retinal Camera for Wide Field ImagingA Mobile Phone-Based Retinal Camera for Wide Field Imaging
A novel smartphone-based retinal camera, capable of remotely capturing wide field fundus images, could play an important role in the diagnosis of retinal diseases. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Keratoconus: Effect on Cataract Surgery OutcomesKeratoconus: Effect on Cataract Surgery Outcomes
This review has lessons for when to use actual keratometry values and when to use standard keratometry values in the refractive correction of eyes with keratoconus. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Normal-Tension Glaucoma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea SyndromeNormal-Tension Glaucoma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
What does obstructive sleep apnea have to do with glaucoma? This new study investigates the possible connection. BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 23, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Eye Surgeons Need 'Working' Knowledge of Blood ThinnersEye Surgeons Need 'Working' Knowledge of Blood Thinners
For the ophthalmic surgeon, managing antiplatelet and anticoagulant treatment in patients undergoing elective surgery can be 'challenging,' note the authors of a new paper. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 22, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Tacrolimus Eye Drops for Refractory Allergic Ocular DiseasesTacrolimus Eye Drops for Refractory Allergic Ocular Diseases
Use of tacrolimus 0.1% eye drops is associated with significant improvement of refractory allergic conjunctivitis with proliferative lesions and/or corneal involvement, according to an observational study from Japan. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 22, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Preview: What Not to Miss at ASCRS 2014Preview: What Not to Miss at ASCRS 2014
From Senator Rand Paul to the House of Blues, this year's American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting in Boston offers a fun and educational experience. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 22, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Dry Eye Disease Management in Current Clinical PracticeDry Eye Disease Management in Current Clinical Practice
A survey of eye care providers provides insight into the preferred diagnostic and treatment strategies for dry eye. Do practice patterns differ from current recommendations? Eye & Contact Lens (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Advances in Presbyopia CorrectionAdvances in Presbyopia Correction
Dr. Roger Steinert reports on the latest data on intracorneal inlays for the treatment of presbyopia. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 18, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Regular VEGF Inhibitor Dosing Better in Macular DegenerationRegular VEGF Inhibitor Dosing Better in Macular Degeneration
Patients treated with a reactive as-needed approach, rather than a proactive approach, could lose visual acuity that cannot be regained, a new analysis suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 18, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Binocular Disorders Linked to Falls, Fractures in ElderlyBinocular Disorders Linked to Falls, Fractures in Elderly
The risk for falls and fractures is highest with diplopia, which can cause poor depth perception and an impaired ability to avoid obstacles. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 17, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ranibizumab Holds Visual Line in Real-World StudyRanibizumab Holds Visual Line in Real-World Study
A postmarketing study shows that previously treated and treatment-naïve patients had good visual acuity results at 1 year, with a low incidence of adverse ocular events. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 16, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Standardizing the Referral Letter to Improve CareStandardizing the Referral Letter to Improve Care
Can a standardized referral letter help the specialist provide better, more individualized care? Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 14, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

A Young Woman With Unilateral Eye Pain and ErythemaA Young Woman With Unilateral Eye Pain and Erythema
A 30-year-old woman presents with right eye pain, air and light sensitivity, and redness. What is your differential diagnosis, and what would you do next? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 11, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news