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IN THE PIPELINE

Worming their way into the newsTwo headlines broke new ground recently when it comes to horror and adversity. Coincidentally, they both involved worms and left eyes: "Woman pulls wiggling cattle worms from her eyeball, makes medical history" appeared along with "Brain-eating pork worm removed from man's eye."
Corneal tomography or topography: When to make the clinical decisionFindings from anecdotal case reports are supported by clinical studies to highlight the relevance of advances in corneal imaging to help evaluating the cornea.
Weighing impact of procedures targeted for re-valuationDespite a heightened atmosphere on the Relative Value Scale Update Committee due to Congressional mandates to reallocate funds from specialty codes, ophthalmologists have been spared from the significant financial impact affecting certain other specialties. However, a number of important ophthalmic codes have been placed under review, leading to decreases in payment for some procedures.
Corneal tomography or topography: When to make the clinical decisionFindings from anecdotal case reports are supported by clinical studies to highlight the relevance of advances in corneal imaging to help evaluating the cornea.
Fighting against glaucoma-therapy related ocular surface diseaseOcular surface disease (OSD) and dry eye disease (DED) are very common problems in the elderly, and they both considerably decrease vision-related quality of life.
FDA warns about opioid-containing supplementFDA said the manufacturer of dietary supplements containing kratom, a natural opioid used to treat opioid use disorder, agreed to destroy the supplements, and is again warning the public about kratom.
Painting a picture of brain-related vision problemsBritish installation artist, Luke Jerram, and researchers at Bristol Vision Institute, are creating something that will raise awareness about the nature of cerebral visual impairment in an artist’s residency at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.
New warning on antibiotic for heart disease patients
New warning on antibiotic for heart disease patientsFDA is advising caution before healthcare professionals prescribe a certain antibiotic to patients with heart disease due to a potential increased risk of heart problems or death that can occur years later.
Managing complications using the Malyugin ringThe Malyugin ring is a safe alternative to traditional pupil-expansion approaches in cataract surgery. Here, best practice for safe surgery and a case study are described
Visual outcomes and incidence of PCO associated with a novel IOLA novel glistening-free IOL has been tested in 94 eyes and found to give good visual outcomes with a low incidence of PCO