Month: March 2014

Medical research should be high federal priority, says new poll

Americans agree that funding medical research should be given high priority…. Medical research should be high federal priority, says new poll Two out of three Americans think it’s important for candidates running for political office to give high priority to funding medical research, according to […]

NCAA March Madness 2014: Baylor star’s disadvantage becomes inspiration

Isaiah Austin is truly inspirational…. NCAA March Madness 2014: Baylor star’s disadvantage becomes inspiration Isaiah Austin’s height will give him a big advantage in the NCAA tournament; but he got there by overcoming an obstacle that might have ruined his career Return to main website.

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What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? – Eye M.D.-approved information from EyeSmart

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy? – Eye M.D.-approved information from EyeSmart Diabetic retinopathy is a common diabetic eye disease caused by changes in retinal blood vessels. Return to main website.

FDA OKs label update

This label change reassuringly supports standard clinical practice: less than monthly dosing of Lucentis, often in a treat-and-extend approach to wet AMD. FDA OKs label update   San Francisco—The FDA has approved a new label update tied to Genentech’s ranibizumab (Lucentis) prescribing information for wet […]

Varying ranibizumab therapy may improve DME results


We have noted similar findings in a retrospective clinical study.

Varying ranibizumab therapy may improve DME results

  Take-home: A switch from bevacizumab to ranibizumab and, in some patients, a subsequent higher dose of ranibizumab, resulted in further improvement for patients with diabetic macular ede


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Target Sleep Loss to Prevent and Treat Diabetes and Obesity?

I have noticed in my clinic that diabetic patients who work third shift have more difficulty controlling their diabetes. Personally, sleep deprivation does contribute to poor health habits such as carbohydrate seeking behavior and less desire to exercise. Target Sleep Loss to Prevent and Treat […]

RetinaToday.com > March 2014 > Idebenone Could Be Used to Treat Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration

Development of treatments for dry AMD has been frustrating, with multiple pathways being targeted in current trials. A new pathway to treat dry AMD is being investigated.

RetinaToday.com > March 2014 > Anti-VEGF Therapy Reduced Vision Loss in New Age-related Macular…


Patients with newly diagnosed wet AMD who were treated with antiVEGF therapy were 19% less likely to be admitted to a long-term care facility.

RetinaToday.com > March 2014 > Anti-VEGF Therapy Reduced Vision Loss in New Age-related Macular…

Anti-VEGF Therapy Reduced Vision Loss in New Age-related Macular Degeneration Patients, Led to Reduction in Long-Term Care Enrollment


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How ‘Spritz’ technology flashes single words to double your reading speed

How ‘Spritz’ technology flashes single words to double your reading speed A new app says it can double your reading speed without taking away from information retention or understanding. Return to main website.