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Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease, 1st Edition – Advancing to Precision Medicine (Elsevier) Editors: Xiaoyi Gao Ph.D.

Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease, 1st Edition – Advancing to Precision Medicine (Elsevier) Editors: Xiaoyi Gao Paperback ISBN: 9780128162224 eBook ISBN: 9780128167274; Pages 383, Academic Press, Published Date: 13th September 2019     Medicine has made enormous strides in the 33 years since Tom Roderick, Victor McKusick and Frank Ruddle coined the term “genomics”, […]

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Allergan issues an urgent device recall for the XEN® Glaucoma Treatment System (XEN® 45 Gel Stent)

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) announced a voluntary recall of its XEN 45 glaucoma drainage device after a small number of units in an unreleased lot were observed to have trace amounts of polishing compounds that are used in the needle sleeve manufacturing process, according to a joint news release with ASCRS.  Allergan stated that it […]

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A systematic review with meta-analyses showed peripheral retinal lesions in eyes with AMD using ultra-widefield imaging

Researchers at the Department of Ophthalmology, Zealand University Hospital, Denmark, showed that peripheral changes in UWFI (ultra-widefield imaging) were found to be highly prevalent in eyes with AMD.  The systematic review and meta-analysis supported the claim that AMD disease is pan-retinal and not macula only. The researchers indicated that clinical significance of peripheral lesions in AMD […]

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An AAO editorial article in the journal Ophthalmology provides a field guide to harness artificial intelligence

An editorial article published in Ophthalmology (AAO) outlines a useful guide for the deciphering of studies in artificial intelligence (AI)(2019 Nov;126(11):1475-1479). In an AAO opinion piece it has been observed that a significant volume of research articles on AI has recently flooded the medical literature, with varying content. To assist readers on assessing the varying […]

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November 1st, 2019: “EURETINA-Brief”© Issue No. 201

by Dr. Gearóid Tuohy   Dear EURETINA Members,   A very warm welcome to the November 1st, 2019 edition of EURETINA’s web-based digital magazine, “EURETINA Brief”. EURETINA are delighted to continue our delivery of up-to-date summary briefs on a range of topics of interest to retinal clinicians, specialists and researchers across Europe. This resource is […]

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Five-year outcomes of retinal vein occlusion provide long term data for anti-VEGF treatments on real-world data

Researchers at the Sydney Institute of Vision Science, in New South Wales, Australia report that good long-term efficacy of anti-VEGF therapy over 5 years provides a real-world setting, albeit different to the outcome data reported from clinical trial publications. In follow-up to real-world 5-year outcome data on a retrospective population, the results indicate that a […]

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