Menu - Part 2: Second List of Publications for Potential Posting
This article was published by Optistock.com as part of an Industry Overview. (The editors added an addendum on treatments for AMD.) My piece, on glaucoma, was a comprehensive overview of the then current thoughts on treatment of this significant disease.
Spotlight: Laser Phaco – An Overview; Optistock, Fall 2002.
I wrote this right after the first laser (the Dodick Laser Phacolysis System) was approved. I felt then, and still do, that laser phaco will never amount to a significant market presence.
Over the years, I have written several pieces on potential treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) that were published in Ocular Surgery News. Three of these are shown below:
Photodynamic Therapy for Macular Degeneration; Ocular Surgery News, December 15, 1994.
My first look at PDT therapy for AMD.
Laser Treatments for AMD Show Promise; Ocular Surgery News, January 15, 2000.
A look at the status of both PDT and other potential laser treatments for AMD.
Visudyne Looks Promising for Treating Wet AMD; Ocular Surgery News, January 15, 2001.
In this column, I questioned whether the use of Visudyne might break the Medicare bank.
Avastin: A New Hope for Treating AMD
This, as yet unpublished report, will be a contemporary look at the brand new potential drug treatment for AMD, based on the latest clinical results – and reports from analysts that follow the field.
In addition, I have also written about a new laser treatment for glaucoma:
SLT: New Treatment for Glaucoma Becomes Available; Ocular Surgery News, May 15, 2001.
In this column, I interviewed the inventor of the new laser treatment for glaucoma, selective laser trabecloplasty, and wrote about its application compared to argon laser trabeculoplasty, the then standard of care.