Centervue recently launched two new products, Eidon and Compass.
A 24-year-old was referred to the Ocular Disease Service at UAB Eye Care for a glaucoma evaluation. Other than a history of spectacle correction for myopic refractive error, the personal ophthalmic history is negative.
Nutritional supplements meant to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may actually accelerate the disease in people with certain genotypes, according to research recently presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting.
According to research recently presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting, focal or grid laser treatment that coincides with the initiation of intravitreal ranibizumab for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) shows results no better than when laser treatment is deferred for 24 weeks or more.
The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $215,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Grant to Oraya Therapeutics to investigate how its therapy and gold nanoparticles affect the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
I want to thank the Macular Pigment Research Group (MPRG), Waterford, Ireland for responding to my assertion that mesozeaxanthin (MZ) in supplement form, even if it was scientifically possible to study alone as a supplement, has not proven as of yet to be necessary to build central foveal macular pigment, improve cone visual function, or uniquely protect the retina from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Using human stem cells, researchers at Johns Hopkins have created a three-dimensional complement of human retinal tissue with functioning photoreceptor cells.
We read with interest, and some surprise, Dr. Stuart Richer’s article in Optometry Times entitled “The third carotenoid-mesozeaxanthin (Z-RS) and who needs to consume it.” In this article, Dr. Richer concludes that “simple proclamations...are misleading,” and we concur with his conclusion in this regard
A study recently published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology found that patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who were incomplete responders to multiple ranibizumab injections (Lucentis, Genentech) saw improvements with aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron) treatment.
Gulden Ophthalmics recently introduced Rowe OCT Model Eye, a solid-state tissue phantom that is used by clamping it to an instrument and initiating an OCT test.