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October 19, 2022

Doctor Removes 23 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye Doctor Removes 23 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye

A California eye doctor is urging people to be more vigilant when wearing contact lenses after removing 23 contact lenses from a patient’s eye. In a video posted […]
October 19, 2022

Ophthalmologists Win Eye Surgery Scope of Practice Battle Ophthalmologists Win Eye Surgery Scope of Practice Battle

California optometrists lost their latest bid to expand their scope of practice when the state’s governor recently vetoed a bill that would have allowed them to […]
October 6, 2022

Gene Therapy Shows Potential for RPE65-Related Retinal Dystrophy Gene Therapy Shows Potential for RPE65-Related Retinal Dystrophy

CHICAGO — Children with a rare, inherited retinal disorder who were treated with the first Food and Drug Administration-approved gene therapy had noticeable improvements in vision […]
October 6, 2022

Normal-Tension Glaucoma Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk Normal-Tension Glaucoma Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk

CHICAGO — A large national study out of Taiwan has found that people with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) are about 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease […]
October 5, 2022

Study Links Poor Physical Fitness to Children’s Eye Allergies Study Links Poor Physical Fitness to Children’s Eye Allergies

CHICAGO, Illinois — Children who are more physically fit seem to be less prone to eye allergies, according to a study of more than 1 million […]
October 4, 2022

Combined Glaucoma + Cataract Surgery as Effective as Separate Combined Glaucoma + Cataract Surgery as Effective as Separate

CHICAGO, Illinois — A large retrospective analysis of more than 150,000 eyes from a national eye registry have shown that combining surgeries for glaucoma and cataract […]
October 4, 2022

With Approval Pending, Pegcetacoplan Phase 3 Results Mixed With Approval Pending, Pegcetacoplan Phase 3 Results Mixed

CHICAGO — Pegcetacoplan, an investigative complement factor inhibitor that has the potential to be the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved treatment for geographic atrophy […]
September 23, 2022

Another Study Shows Fenofibrate Benefit on Diabetic Retinopathy Another Study Shows Fenofibrate Benefit on Diabetic Retinopathy

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Adding fenofibrate to a statin was associated with an 11% lower risk of diabetic retinopathy progression in patients with type 2 diabetes, new […]
September 19, 2022

Private Equity Sees the Billions in Eye Care Private Equity Sees the Billions in Eye Care

ST. LOUIS — Christina Green hoped cataract surgery would clear up her cloudy vision, which had worsened after she took a drug to fight her breast […]
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