Cheryl Guttman
Cheryl Guttman is a freelance medical writer.
Follow-up injection with intravitreal triamcinolone improves PDT outcomes
Combination treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using verteporfin photodynamic therapy (Visudyne PDT, Novartis/QLT Inc.) plus intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide appears to improve visual outcomes and reduce the number of re-treatments necessary to achieve lesion regression compared with standard PDT alone, albeit with the recognized steroid-associated risks of cataract progression and IOP elevation, said Albert J. Augustin, MD, at the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists.
Seeking the truth in the EGPS requires a critical review
The surprising outcomes of the European Glaucoma Prevention Study (EGPS) can be accounted for by a number of explanations and should not be interpreted as meaning that lowering IOP has no benefit for glaucoma, said Harry A. Quigley, MD.
Epi-LASIK seen as advanced surface ablation procedure
Epi-LASIK combines the advantages of both LASEK and LASIK while minimizing the disadvantages of each
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