Allergan Inc. has introduced an over-the-counter artificial tear (Optive Sensitive Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drops) for patients who have dry eye or dryness following LASIK.
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We're to the point that medical care for our children is a discretionary item, less of a priority than digital cable. Blurry vision from a cataract is something that can be dealt with next year or whenever the economy sorts itself out. While it may be impossible to peer into the future, it increasingly appears that accessing medical care may not be the recession-proof priority for Americans that it has been in the past.
The FDA has granted premarket approval to a new pachymeter/auto-refractor/keratometer (PARK 1, Oculus).
Collagen cross-linking, the newest advancement in the refractive arena, possibly will stabilize keratoconic and ectatic corneas. LASIK, an area that always is improving, has seen changes in flap sizes and lasers. Knowledge of corneal biomechanics also is progressing to provide more information than ever before with new instrumentation. The phakic IOL market has expanded considerably, catering to those with high myopia. IOL options for pseudophakia also are expanding, and refractive lens exchange remains popular for hyperopia. In addition, questions of patient satisfaction postLASIK are being answered by an FDA task force.
David F. Williams, MD, MBA, has been named president of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).
A 19-year-old Latin female presented to the Bascom Palmer emergency room complaining of transient black spots in the right eye.
Alcon Inc. has executed a new agreement and broadened an existing agreement with two different companies to expand its products under development.
Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) will hold a networking reception and meeting Monday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. The event will take place during the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.