Cornea

Cenegermin receives European Commission marketing authorization

August 30, 2017

The European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for cenegermin eye drops (Oxervate, Dompé) for the treatment of moderate to severe neurotrophic keratitis.

Numbers transform dry eye treatment for symptomatic, asymptomatic patients

August 09, 2017

Adding objective point-of-care dry eye diagnostics to your practice has deep, measurable effects, including more accurate and consistent IOL power calculations.

EMA committee recommends cenegermin for neurotrophic keratitis

May 31, 2017

A committee of the European Medicines Agency has recommended approval of cenegermin (Oxervate, Dompé) eye drops for neurotrophic keratitis.

Rituximab appears to cure Mooren’s ulcers in 5 patients

May 03, 2017

Mooren’s ulcers completely healed in 5 patients treated with rituximab after conventional treatment failed, according to researchers.

Patients’ health jeopardized by failed ophthalmology follow-up

March 29, 2017

Failure to follow-up after ophthalmology appointments can damage patients’ health, a new study suggests. “In our view, national consideration should be given to create targets for reporting how well providers are managing follow-up patients,” reported A Davis and colleagues in the journal Eye.

Aldehyde dehydrogenase implicated in mucous membrane pemphigoid

March 22, 2017

Preliminary studies suggest disulfiram could aid in the treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP). Used topically, the drug may inhibit aldehyde deydrogenase (ALDH), which plays a key role in fibrosis, wrote JK Dart, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London.

No sign of chloramphenicol resistance in bacterial conjunctivitis

March 08, 2017

Chloramphenicol remains effective against Gram-positive bacteria, the most common agent in bacterial conjunctivitis, researchers say.

In vivo confocal microscopy ineffective for Fusarium and Aspergillus differentiation

February 15, 2017

It’s very hard to tell the difference between Fusarium and Aspergillus species with in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) of fungal keratitis, researchers say.

Wavefront-guided PRK after CXL for keratoconus

July 14, 2016

Technique targets the main cause of vision degradation and a large clinical series finds positive results.

Why recalibration for EKR devices may be crucial

May 11, 2016

Further calibrations for the equivalent keratometry readings (EKR) obtained by the Pentacam High Resolution (HR) (Oculus, Germany) should be conducted before they are used for total corneal power assessment in post-LASIK eyes, researchers said.

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