Vision, Balance, and the Horizons of Optometry

William V. Padula, OD, SFNAP, FAAO, FNORA  Eyes do more than see; ocular-vestibulomotor connections help anchor the body in space, facilitating stable imagery as well as smooth ocular and extraocular movement. Research is revealing that the ambient visual process may hold the key to helping patients maximize potentials beyond present levels of treatment following a cerebrovascular accident or brain injury.

Implantable Anti-VEGF “Biofactory” in Development for AMD

Quinton Oswald, President/CEO Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Questions regarding the efficacy, tolerability, and best practices for long-term VEGF suppression in AMD patients continue to plague conventional bolus injection- based approaches to wet AMD treatment. A well-tolerated, implantable encapsulated cell line engineered to generate and release therapeutic molecules into the vitreous would change all that, and its advent may be closer than many think.