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Read OSN’s Nov. 25 publication exclusives online

The cover story in the Nov. 25, 2018, issue of Ocular Surgery News focuses on identifying and preventing embezzlement in ophthalmology practices. Here are some of the issue’s publication exclusives: Cover storyMedical practices take steps to prevent employee embezzlementU.S. medical practices lose more than $25 billion annually through embezzlement, according to Medical Group Management Association estimates. Read more. Lindstrom’s PerspectiveTake steps now to avoid embezzlement laterMeaningful ...


Half-dose PDT resolves subretinal fluid in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy

Half-dose photodynamic therapy for the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy had superior results when compared with high-density subthreshold micropulse laser treatments.The PLACE trial, an open-label, multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial, included 179 patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy who were randomly assigned 1:1 to half-dose PDT or high-density subthreshold micropulse laser (HSML) treatment.At the first evaluation, a significantly higher per...


Vergence, accommodation influence sideline concussion testing

SAN ANTONIO – Researchers found accommodation and vergence deficits in children and adolescents after concussion, which influence sideline concussion testing results and, in turn, may lead to a change in the management of these patients, according to research presented here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.Emily Wiecek, OD, PhD, presented a study here at an academy-sponsored press conference that she and her colleagues conducted on patients who presented with prolonged post-concussio...


Imprimis quarterly loss decreases

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals reported a net loss of $2.5 million, or $0.12 per share, in the third quarter of 2018 compared with a net loss of $5.7 million, or $0.28 per share, in the third quarter of 2017.Revenues increased 66% to $10.7 million, while ophthalmology revenue increased 81% to $8.9 million, according to a press release.Selling, general and administrative expenses increased from $5.8 million to $7 million for the quarter, and research and development expenses increased from $63,000 to $...


Optos announces collaborations in Alzheimer’s disease, AMD

Optos Plc, a subsidiary of Nikon Corp., Japan, announced a clinical alliance with Amydis Inc. to develop an eye test to detect Alzheimer’s disease and exclusive distribution agreements in Europe and Australia with MacuLogix and LumiThera for their age-related macular degeneration products.Amydis has developed a pipeline of compounds to detect amyloid proteins in the retina that can be visualized with Optos’ Optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging devices to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, accordin...


AGTC posts quarterly income

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation reported a net income of $1.2 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year compared with a net loss of $1.4 million in the same quarter of 2017.General and administrative expenses decreased from $3.7 million to $3.2 million, while research and development expenses increased from $8.3 million to $10.1 million, according to a press release.Total revenue for the quarter was $14 million, an increase from $10.3 million a year ago. The increase was mainly a...