Sunday, April 21, 2019

Posterior Segment News Feed

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...

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...

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...

The space station just got a lot cooler.

The Heidelberg Spectralis with OCT2 Module was just successfully installed on the International Space Station. It is replacing the OCT that has been there...

Are diabetics getting eye exams like they should?

According to a new study, no. Tell me about the study. The study used claims data from roughly 300,000 insured diabetic patients (both type 1 and type...

What your patient might ask you…

Does my statin medication help with my diabetic retinopathy? Maybe. A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that patients taking a statin had a reduced risk...

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...

To the surprise of no one, people get nervous about getting an intravitreal injection.

In a new study of over 200 patients receiving intravitreal injections, 11% of them showed a transient spike in systolic blood pressure greater than 200mmHg during...

Are you sure it’s optic neuritis?

A new study found that nearly 60% of patients referred for optic neuritis might have been misdiagnosed.

Hyperopia and the correlation with AMD.

A new study examined the relationship between AMD and refractive error. The study details: The study examined 196 eyes (of 98 patients) in a Turkish population, all whom...

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