Sunday, May 19, 2019

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A rundown of recent headlines for the busy clinician, delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Keeping you up to date and ready for when your patient asks, "Did you see the article in the news about..."

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Weekly social media roundup…

Steph Curry gets contacts...sports world goes crazy. It was reported that the professional basketball player had keratoconus but in this video he denies any eye disease...

What your patient might ask you…

Can I get my medication delivered today? CVS is on their way to becoming the Amazon of healthcare...they are launching a same day prescription delivery...

New FDA Approval: Avaclyr.

What is it? Acyclovir ophthalmic ointment approved for the treatment of herpes simplex keratitis. What is the dosing? A 1 cm ribbon is applied five times per...

Weekly social media roundup.

VSP to open three eyewear stores. This will be an extension of their e-commerce site, Eyeconic. The first three stores will open in Chicago. (via) If you've...

What your patient might ask you…

Can you tell if I will get Alzheimer's disease? Fox news reported last week that your eye exam could also detect Alzheimer's disease. They are referring to this...

Raindrop near vision inlay recalled.

The FDA issued a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) due to a post-approval surveillance study that showed 75% of Raindrop inlay patients developed...

New FDA approval: Rocklatan.

What is Rocklatan? It’s a drop used once daily to lower IOP and it’s a combo of two drugs, latanoprost and Rhopressa. Rhopressa was recently FDA...

Weekly social media roundup

That might be an overreaction. A woman made the news after claiming she burned 500 holes in her cornea from looking at her phone on...

What your patient might ask you…

LipiFlow is too expensive, are there any other options? Sure, let's talk about iLux. Alcon just showcased this new device at SECO. What is it? It's a handheld device (FDA...

One the horizon…

Xipere. What is it? It's triamcinolone acetonide ophthalmic suspension. It's a suprachoroidal injection for the treatment of macular edema associated with uveitis. Is it FDA approved? Not yet. The...

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