Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

Effect of a randomized interventional school-based vision program on academic performance

1. In this trial, students in grades 3 to 7 who received eyeglasses through a school-based vision program achieved better reading scores and had...

Combination of corticosteroid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug eye drops non-superior to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug...

1. The findings demonstrated non-superiority of using a combination of prednisolone and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug eye drops compared to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug monotherapy and...

Association between age-related macular degeneration and risk of heart failure

1. Age-related macular degeneration was significantly associated with heart failure (HF), with odds of HF varying by comorbidity. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Due to the...

Primary trabeculectomy associated with similar outcomes as medical management for advanced glaucoma

1. At 24 months, visual quality of life for patients with advanced open angle glaucoma was similar if treated initially with trabeculectomy or with...

Polyethylene eye covers superior to eye drops for comatose ICU patients

1. In comatose patients in the ICU, polyethylene eye covers were superior to artificial teardrops and normal saline eye drops for the reduction in...

Hypertension and obesity associated with changes in retinal microvasculature for children

1. Hypertension and overweight to obese BMI in children were associated with changes in retinal microvasculature. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Hypertension and obesity, two of...

Schoolchildren aged 6-8 years experiencing increased prevalence of myopia following house confinement from COVID-19

1. Following a period of house confinement and online school due to COVID-19, the prevalence of myopia increased between 1.3 and 3.8 times in...

Schlemm canal microstent implantation associated with long-term reduction in intraocular pressure and need for...

1. Among patients with primary open angle glaucoma and cataract, implantation of a Schlemm canal microstent in addition to cataract surgery is more effective...

Incidence trends of optic neuritis and its association with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

1. Incidence of optic neuritis remained stable in the UK across 22 years. 2. Participants with optic neuritis demonstrated significantly greater odds of several immune-mediated...

Intravitreal bevacizumab injections effective for treating central serous chorioretinopathy

1. Intravitreal bevacizumab injections for central serous chorioretinopathy show long-term outcomes of complete remission in 90% of patients, 2. Thick choroids and serous retinal detachment...

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