Thursday, December 13, 2018

Posterior Segment News Feed

What’s happening on the glaucoma front?

Implantable IOP sensors. The first patient was successfully implanted with the suprachoroidal-placed Eyemate-SC sensor. Never heard of it. Fill me in. It's an implantable sensor that can...

Weekly social media roundup.

Remember that glucose-sensing contact lens in development? Alphabet, the parent company of Google that was working on it, have announced they are putting the project...

We are getting holistic over here.

A recent study showed that primary open angle glaucoma patients who meditated were able to lower their eye pressure by 25%. The study details: A total of 90...

The PRO-CON study.

The question: If my patient has wet AMD in one eye, would prophylactic intravitreal injections in the other eye prevent wet AMD from developing? Why did...

Weekly social media roundup.

If Snapchat pays you to promote Spectacles... You better promote it. Save this post for next Halloween. Halloween is over but horror from colored contacts lives on. What's new in glasses...

The LADDER study.

The question: Can we use a port system to deliver anti-VEGF for wet AMD instead of doing monthly injections? In the LADDER trial (Long-Acting Delivery of...

Study examining metformin use and AMD.

The question: Can metformin use decrease the risk of AMD? Maybe. New research from Taiwan examined the data of over 68,000 patients diagnosed with diabetes from 2001-2013....

What your patient might ask you…

Can exercise improve my glaucoma? According to a new study, yes. The study examined 141 patients between the ages of 50-80 with suspect or manifest glaucoma. All...

A new FDA approval: Yutiq.

What is it? It's a fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant. Who is it for? It's approved for patients with chronic noninfectious posterior uveitis. Tell me more about the implant. It uses...

Need a retina? We can grow that in a dish now.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have successfully grown a human retina in a lab and it's beautiful. Why is this a cool thing? Because, per the authors, the goal is...

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