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Super Optical offers free replacement eye wear for Hurricane Florence victims

Super Optical announced that it will offer free replacement lenses to anyone, both customers and noncustomers, in North and South Carolina who needs their eye wear replaced in the wake of Hurricane Florence.Opticians located in the Carolinas can receive FastGrind lenses, finished single vision lenses or semi-finished lenses for patients who may have either lost or had their glasses damaged due to Hurricane Florence, the company reported in a press release.Opticians in the affected area will need...


VIDEO: Avedro advances cross-linking approaches, efficacy

VIENNA — Rajesh K. Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer of Avedro, gives an update at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting on the latest advances the company has made in cross-linking, custom cross-linking, PiXL for low myopia and LASIK Xtra....


Anticholinergic drug use may be associated with late AMD

Prolonged anticholinergic drug use may be associated with a risk of late age-related macular degeneration, according to a study.A dose-effect relation was also observed.Anticholinergic drugs (ACDs), such as bronchodilators and anti-Parkinson agents, are often used by older patients with the specific aim of blocking the effect of acetylcholine at the muscarinic receptor level within specific organ systems. Other commonly used medications have unintended anticholinergic effects, including antidepr...


OSN’s top news of the week

Here are some of the recent top stories on Healio.com/OSN: Xelpros gains FDA approval for open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertensionXelpros (latanoprost ophthalmic solution 0.005%) is the first latanoprost product not formulated with the preservative benzalkonium chloride and was developed with SPARC’s Swollen Micelle Microemulsion technology. Read more. Risk score may help identify schoolchildren at high risk for myopiaA newly developed risk score that combines environmental and ocular factors ma...


Read more Sept. 10 publication exclusives online

Here are some features from the Sept. 10, 2018, issue of Ocular Surgery News: Grand Rounds at the New England Eye CenterWoman with pulmonary lesions presents with ptosisOcular motility exam revealed near complete loss of supraduction, infraduction and adduction of the right eye. Read more. Complications ConsultSilicone oil-induced secondary angle closure another application for single-pass four-throw pupilloplastySilicone oil is one of the most commonly used tamponade agents in vitreoretinal sur...


Topography-guided ablation enhances PRK results in myopic eyes

Topography-guided custom ablation treatment PRK showed good outcomes in eyes with low to moderate myopia.Forty eyes of 25 patients with low to moderate myopia, with or without astigmatism, were included in a retrospective study. They underwent topography-guided custom ablation treatment (T-CAT) PRK with the Alcon WaveLight EX500 excimer laser platform. Patients had no previous ocular surgery, refractive stability for at least 1 year, corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/25 or better, sp...