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Compulink upgrades exam documentation system

Compulink Business Systems demonstrated its upgraded Eyecare Advantage System and new features at Vision Expo West.The new system includes OneTab, a single tab exam layout that allows providers to document the exam on one screen. The update allows streamlined workflow to providers, according to a press release distributed at the meeting....


Elevated IOP, glaucoma complications of herpetic anterior uveitis

A study confirmed that elevated IOP and secondary glaucoma are frequent complications of herpetic anterior uveitis and that the number of IOP peaks is correlated with the risk for glaucoma.The medical records of 73 patients with herpetic anterior uveitis were analyzed. Elevated IOP was found in 75% of the cases and glaucoma in 15% of the cases. Glaucoma developed during the follow-up for uveitis after an average of 3.9 years....


Timing key to success of repositioning misaligned toric IOLs

IOL repositioning due to misalignment of toric IOLs should be performed between 1 and 3 weeks after primary surgery, according to a study. The data of 6,431 eyes implanted with toric IOLs at eight surgical sites in Japan were retrospectively reviewed. Forty-two eyes (0.653%) underwent repositioning surgery at an average of 9.9 ± 7.5 days....


Graham-Cassidy proposal: What you need to know

The latest Republican legislation attempting to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act drafted by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-La.), and thus deemed the Graham-Cassidy proposal, has gained growing disapproval from several health care organizations, including the AMA and the American College of Physicians. Within the past week, the AMA and the American College of Physicians (ACP) sent separate letters to the Senators conveying their strong opposition to the bill...


VIDEO: PogoTec launches camera that attaches to eye wear

LAS VEGAS – The PogoCam is a small, lightweight camera that can be attached to special frames containing a PogoTrack or to nearly any pair of glasses with the PogoLoop. PogoTec vice president of communications, Richard Clompus, OD, said this new technology will provide a profit opportunity for the eye care provider....


Nicox enters agreement with Eyevance for US commercialization of Zerviate

Nicox has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Eyevance Pharmaceuticals for the commercialization of Zerviate in the United States, according to a Nicox press release.Eyevance will make a one-time upfront payment of $6 million to Nicox under the agreement, and Nicox is eligible to receive up to $42.5 million in future milestones....