In Focus, June 2008

News In Focus for June 2008

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LASIK under investigationOn April 28, a meeting of the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel confirmed that a study investigating patient satisfaction and quality of life post-LASIK is to be conducted in the US by a Joint LASIK Study Task Force.

Older corneas "just as good" for transplantCorneas from donors up to the age of 75 are suitable for transplantation, according to a study published in the April 2008 issue of Ophthalmology.

ARVO wants greater global involvementMartine J. Jager, MD, PhD, outgoing president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), called for greater international expansion and involvement during her keynote speech at this year's meeting.

Lack of eye drop refrigeration a problemThe inadequate refrigeration of chloramphenicol generics in India could be contributing to the evolution of resistant organisms and impacting the quality of Indian-made products available in Europe, according to a study published in the May 2008 issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.


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