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A Cochrane systematic review identifies pars plana vitrectomy vs scleral buckling repair for rhegmatogenous retinal detachments

A Cochrane comprehensive study has confirmed that there is a low, or very low, certainty evidence indicating that “there may be little or no difference between PPV (pars plana vitrectomy) and scleral buckling in terms of primary success rate, visual acuity gain and final anatomical success in treating primary RRD (rhegmatogenous retinal detachment)”.  The Cochrane […]

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EMA reports that 30 ophthalmic medicinal products have been authorised between 1999 and 2017

A study by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has confirmed that 30 ophthalmic products have been authorised via the Centralised Procedure between 1999 and 2017. The EMA reported that a total of 24 additional approvals for line extensions or additional therapeutic indications were granted – 4 products were approved for orphan indications, including one approval […]

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The EU Clinical Trials Register (EUCTR) indicates that the compliance with the EU rules “have been poor overall”

A new automated tool, the “EU TrialsTracker”, has been launched by several academic researchers working at the Evidence-Based Medicine Data Lab, University of Oxford, UK.  The tool provides an automated software algorithm designed to identify commercial and non-commercial clinical trial sponsors with the best and worst record for sharing trial results.  The underlying premise is […]

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