Speaker: Minor surgeries may be effective in the treatment of ocular surface diseases

WAILEA, Hawaii — Office and minor surgical procedures may be effective in the treatment of patients with ocular surface diseases who do not respond to medical treatment, a speaker said here.“Ocular surface diseases are very common in clinical practice. Medical therapies are certainly first-line treatment and can be helpful,” Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, at the Hawaiian Eye 2015 meeting.

Home monitoring enables early detection of CNV in AMD patients

WAILEA, Hawaii – A home monitoring device increased the chances of identifying choroidal neovascularization early and preserving vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration, according to a study presented here.Neil M. Bressler, MD, discussed results of the AREDS2 Home Study at Retina 2015. Bressler substituted for Susan B. Bressler, MD, who was unable to attend.