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Dr. Yale Fisher Speaks at the Club Jules Gonin Meeting

Dr. Yale Fisher is speaking this week at the 30th meeting of the Club Jules Gonin in Bordeaux, France.  Dr. Fisher is speaking on ophthalmic ultrasonography, including different ways of imaging asteroid hyalosis, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal detachment, complications due to diabetic retinopathy, and visualization of the retina through dense cataracts.

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Dr. Richard Spaide Invited to Speak at Yale Ophthalmology Spring Symposium

Dr. Richard Spaide lectured at the Yale Ophthalmology Spring Symposium/Alumni Day 2016.  He spoke on Vascular Abnormalization with Periodic Antiangiogenic Therapy in Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

Over the 45 year history of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale, scientific discovery and treatment options for the range of ocular diseases have evolved into a massive body of knowledge. The faculty presenters at this symposium are contemporary experts in focused ophthalmic disciplines including cornea and external disease, glaucoma and retina, and will describe vision-saving medical and surgical therapies now considered the gold standard. This year’s symposium explored updates in pediatric ophthalmology and adult retinal disorders, in addition to comprehensive offerings in glaucoma, cornea, and visual science.

For more information about this symposium, click here.

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Dr. Richard Spaide Receives Roger H. Johnson Macular Degeneration Award

Richard F. Spaide, MD was the recipient of the 2016 Roger H. Johnson Award, which is given every two years by the University of Washington.  The selection committee accepts nominations of clinicians and scientists throughout the world for this highly esteemed recognition.  According to the committee, “The successful candidate will be the nominee who is deemed by the selection committee to have made the most significant contribution to our understand of the pathogenesis or treatment of AMD.”

 

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BOULEVARD Study Recruitment Begins

VRMNY is recruiting patients for the BOULEVARD study, a Phase II clinical trial for newly diagnosed diabetic macular edema (DME). Patients will be randomized to receive standard anti-VEGF Lucentis injections or a new drug that combines anti-VEGF and anti-Ang2.

Ang2 is another factor that promotes new abnormal blood vessel formation. This 7-month study will help determine if this new combination drug better preserves the vision of patients with DME. Treatments will be provided free of charge.

For more information or to see if you qualify for the study, contact our research department at research@vrmny.com or (212) 452-6965.  You may also visit the BOULEVARD Clinical Trials website.

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MAKO Clinical Trial Begins Recruitment

Our practice has started recruiting for the MAKO clinical trial, a phase III study for newly diagnosed wet age-related macular degeneration patients. Patients will receive compensated anti-VEGF Lucentis injections with a twice-a-day squalamine eye drop.
 
MAKO is a 2 year study testing the safety and efficacy of the squalamine eye drop. This study will determine whether the drop provides an added benefit to standard anti-VEGF therapy.  Squalamine is an anti-angiogenic drug that works against abnormal neovascularization by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (BFGF).  This study is sponsored by Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc.
 
For more information or to see if you qualify for the study, contact our research department at research@vrmny.com or (212) 452-6965.  You may also visit the MAKO Clinical Trials website.
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Dr. Yannuzzi wins Weisenfeld Award

Dr. Lawrence Yannuzzi was the recipient of Fight for Sight’s 2016 Weisenfeld Award at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference in Seattle last week.  Dr. Yannuzzi received the award after lecturing on “The Legend of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy.”

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Dr. Freund Lectured at Pacific Retina Club

Dr. K. Bailey Freund spoke on Multimodal Imaging in the Pachychoroid Spectrum at Pacific Retina Club’s International Retinal Imaging Symposium meeting last weekend.  This information aids in diagnosing and treating central serous chorioretinopathy, pachychoroid vasculopathy, and choroidal neovascularization.