Thursday, December 13, 2018

Keratoconus

Do insurance companies cover cross-linking yet?

Yes. Cigna just announced that they will cover Avedro’s FDA-approved corneal cross-linking procedure. They are now one of the fifty commercial insurance plans that...

Cross-linking update.

Avedro (maker of the FDA approved corneal cross-linking system) announced more results from their phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. The...

Has it already been a year?

Avedro (maker of the FDA approved corneal cross-linking system) announced the one year results from their phase 3 clinical trial. The summary? At the 12 month...

How common is keratoconus? More common than you think.

Data from over 4 million patients from a health database in the Netherlands was analyzed to determine the prevalence of keratoconus. Previous studies suggested 1 in...

Weekly social media roundup.

In online contact lens news: Hubble, a subscription-based startup that sells its own brand of daily disposable contact lenses has raised $16.5 million in a new...

What if you need cross-linking but you really need to be somewhere in an hour…

Researchers have found an accelerated cross-linking procedure that takes a few minutes is just as effective as the typically hour long procedure. Apparently no one has...

Goodbye 2016 and hello 2017.

A lot happened last year!  Let's recap a few highlights: FDA Approvals: BromSite Corneal Cross-linking // (20/20 Glance rundown) Cypass // (20/20 Glance rundown) Raindrop corneal inlay // (20/20 Glance rundown) ReSTOR Multifocal Toric IOL Tecnis...

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