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Rose Schneider Krivich
Rose is the content specialist for Medical Economics.
Novartis deterred UK physicians from prescribing Avastin, report says
Novartis attempted to block studies in the United Kingdom comparing ranibizumab (Lucentis) and bevacizumab (Avastin) for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to an article published in The BJM, an international peer-reviewed medical journal.
Stopping the measles outbreak
Stopping the measles outbreak
Measles has long been one of the leading causes of childhood blindness worldwide, but with the recent U.S. outbreak—due to a decrease in vaccination compliance for the disease—many parents nationwide are growing concerned. While there are no specific anti-viral treatments for the disease, there are several crucial ways ophthalmologists can stop the outbreak in its tracks, according to David Hunter, MD, PhD.
Taking fashion-forward approach key to maintaining profitable optical shops
Optical shop and trend specialists track what patients want in eyewear, and explain why an inventory of the year’s fashionable styles is a must for competitive advantages.
Should doctors ‘Google’ their patients?
Should doctors ‘Google’ their patients?
With the vast of information available online these days, it is only natural to want to search via ‘Google’ a past or current love, or even a potential employer to find out more about them. Patients also tend to search the Internet for physician recommendations—or negative comments—before choosing the right doctor for their ailment. But do physicians do the same for their patients? More importantly, is that even an acceptable practice?
Eylea far better for DME patients, NIH study reports
Eylea far better for DME patients, NIH study reports
Aflibercept is reportedly superior to ranibizumab and bevacizumab when treating some patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored clinical trial.
Do patients want video doctor visits?
Do patients want video doctor visits?
A majority of Americans say they would be willing to use videos for their physician visit, according to a Harris Poll survey.
App coined ‘Instagram for doctors’ makes waves
App coined ‘Instagram for doctors’ makes waves
A novel photo-sharing app will most definitely not be named ‘the new Instagram’ for those who enjoy posting selfies or photos of their cats.
Contact lens trials poised for promising advances
A number of clinical trials are focusing on various medical uses for contact lenses. The latest updates on these and other studies are always accessible via clinicaltrials.gov.
Predicting peripheral neuropathy in diabetes via novel eye scan
Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) has been found to predict peripheral neuropathy in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a recent study.
Lucentis approved for diabetic retinopathy treatment by FDA
The FDA has approved Genentech’s ranibizumab injection (Lucentis) for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).