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