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VIDEO: Supraciliary-based glaucoma surgery

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – At the Kiawah Eye meeting, Reay H. Brown, MD, discusses the role of the Alcon CyPass micro-stent in the context of the current minimally invasive glaucoma surgery landscape....


Acucela’s oral DR formulation shows potential to reduce retinal thickness

Oral emixustat hydrochloride reduced central subfield retinal thickness more than placebo in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, with and without macular edema, Acucela announced in a press release.The randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial enrolled 24 subjects to receive placebo or the study drug, titrated up to 40 mg per day. Patients in the study group experienced a mean reduction in central subfield thickness of 48.1 µm (P = .0764), as well as a mean reduction in total m...


OD resident appreciates profession, mentors

My father has practiced in a private practice for over 40 years, and seeing that grassroots setting and then gaining experience in a comanagement medical setting has really given me an appreciation for the profession of optometry, and Im excited for the next step in my career, he said. I couldnt be more appreciative for the profession and all of my professors and mentors – including my father, that Ive been surrounded by throughout school and in my career....


PR campaign impacts eye health

DENVER – Steve Loomis, OD, told the American Optometric Association’s House of Delegates that the Think About Your Eyes public relations campaign is having a “serious impact on the health of people and a serious impact on your practices.”Here at Optometry’s Meeting, Loomis, who is advisory board chair for Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), told attendees that commercials are being placed on 41 cable networks, including Discovery, Nick Jr., Food, CNN, AMC and Cartoon Network. There have been 16,540 TV...


Telling it like it is about cataract surgery with no restrictions

Robert H. OsherThe ninth annual Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is meeting will provide top-quality, uncensored, cutting-edge education to ophthalmologists unrestricted by current CME guidelines.The meeting will be held Feb. 6-10, 2019, at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.Uncensored educationThe meeting will feature more than 40 faculty members, comprised of some of the most talented ophthalmologists from around the world. These teachers will provide attende...


Two young ODs appreciate diversity in scope, medical optometry

DENVER – Ruchi Gandhi, OD, (L) and Rasika Whitesell, OD, (R) discuss their favorite aspects of the industry and what makes the AOA special.Whitesell practices in Wilmington, N.C., and Gandhi is based in Atlanta. Gandhi added that practicing in Georgia allows for full scope and to see every type of patient....