AAO

AAO: Fingolimod for MS offers disease control with no development of uveitis

November 15, 2020

Bradley Smith, MD, presents at AAO 2020 on how fingolimod 0.5 mg, a first-line treatment for multiple sclerosis, may reduce both the number of relapses and disease progression in patients with relapsing-remitting MS as well as the incidence of uveitis.

AAO: Alcon showcases advanced IOL technology for presbyopia

November 15, 2020

Kristen Brotherson, vice president, US surgical marketing for Alcon, discusses some of the recent advances in cataract surgery-related technologies, including a new advanced lens for patients with presbyopia (AcrySof IQ Vivity IOL).

AAO: Preventing cystoid macular oedema after cataract surgery

November 15, 2020

Rudy Nuijts of the University Eye Clinic Maastricht, the Netherlands, discusses the highlights of his AAO 2020 presentation on a combination treatment regimen for lowering the incidence of cystoid macular oedema following category surgery.

AAO: Alimera highlights NEW DAY Study for sustained-release intravitreal implant

November 15, 2020

Rick Eiswirth, president and CEO of Alimera Sciences, provides an update on the company’s clinical trial that aims to evaluate its fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant 0.19 mg (Iluvien) as a baseline therapy for diabetic macular edema.

AAO: Applying impact of real-world data on day-to-day practice

November 14, 2020

Ted Leng, MD, MS, Byers Eye Institute at Stanford, and medical advisor for Verana Health, talks about data insights for retinal surgeons. Steven D. Schwartz, MD, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, highlights his AAO presentation, “New Insight into Real-World U.S. Injection Data."

AAO: Autologous retinal transplant for larger macular holes gaining traction

November 14, 2020

Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD, discusses autologous retinal transplant (ART) for macular holes, a procedure he developed, which is providing anatomic hole closure in the vast majority of cases as well as increases in visual acuity.

AAO: A headache with visual loss may require honing of detective skills

November 14, 2020

During AAO 2020, Kathleeen B. Digre, MD, details how a headache in conjunction with visual loss is a scenario that requires an in-depth examination, including evaluation of the visual fields, pupils, and fundus to gather clues to the diagnosis.

AAO: Myopia progression slowed with orthokeratology, multifocal lenses

November 14, 2020

Amy K. Hutchinson, MD, explains that while myopia has been occurring at epidemic rates worldwide, research has found that the use of orthokeratology and multifocal contact lenses can provide clinically meaningful reductions in myopia progression.