Novel technology discriminates normal and ectatic eyes

Did you miss the July 11th issue of the Ophthalmology Times eReport? In this e-newsletter we released information on discriminating the difference between normal and biomechanically compromised or ectatic corneas, a new CPT code for the procedure used to implant miniature ophthalmic telescopes, new chair appointments at New York University and more. Check out the articles in this issue below.

Novel technology discriminates normal and ectatic eyes

Measurement of corneal parameters using dynamic ultra-high-speed Scheimpflug photography (CorVis ST, Oculus) is an effective method for discriminating between normal and biomechanically compromised or ectatic corneas, including very mild cases of forme fruste keratoconus (FFKC), according to the results of a retrospective study reported by Renato Ambrosio Jr., MD, PhD. Read more

Dispersive OVD gains FDA approval

The FDA has approved a dispersive ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD) (Healon EndoCoat OVD, Abbott Medical Optics) for use as a surgical aid in cataract extraction and IOL implantation. Read more

New CPT code for telescope implant

The American Medical Association (AMA) has released a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for the procedure used to implant miniature ophthalmic telescopes (Implantable Miniature Telescope [by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz], VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies). Read more

Ocriplasmin BLA granted priority review

ThromboGenics NV has announced that the FDA has accepted the filing of the biologics license application (BLA) for ocriplasmin intravitreal injection 2.5 mg/ml and granted it priority review. The proposed indication of ocriplasmin intravitreal injection is for the treatment of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) including macular hole. Read more

Survey finds increased satisfaction with eye care

Satisfaction is increasing among patients who have a regular eye-care professional, according to a new survey. Read more

Drs. Galetta, Balcer to join NYU Langone

Steven L. Galetta, MD, has been appointed the Philip K. Moskowitz, MD, Professor and Chair of the department of neurology, and Laura Balcer, MD, MSCE, has been appointed vice chairwoman of the neurology department at the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. The appointments are effective Nov. 1. Read more