Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

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...

Further evidence that Zika virus disease associated with brain and eye birth defects

1. The prevalence of brain and eye defects was elevated during the 2015-2016 Zika virus outbreak in Colombia compared to the periods immediately before...

Feasibility of a school-based vision screening program for kindergarten children in Ontario #TA

1. A vision screening program for kindergarteners in Ontario, Canada diagnosed for the first time 7.2% of all screened children with a visual problem. Evidence...

Artificial-intelligence, deep-learning algorithm identifies papilledema from fundus photographs

1. An artificial-intelligence, deep-learning algorithm was shown to differentiate between the diagnosis of papilledema and normal optic nerve from ocular fundus photographs. 2. The negative...

Teprotumumab may significantly improve outcomes in patients with active thyroid eye disease

1. In this phase 3 trial, patients with thyroid eye disease who received teprotumumab were far more likely to demonstrate a proptosis response compared...

Optic nerve ultrasonography can be used to detect elevated intracranial pressure

1. Optic nerve sheath dilation, defined as greater than 5.0mm on ultrasound, had a high specificity for indicating elevated intracranial pressure, while less than...

Quick Take: Using Acute Optic Neuritis Trials to Assess Neuroprotective and Remyelinating Therapies in...

1. Acute optic neuritis appears may be an appropriate condition to test neuroprotective and re-myelinating therapies after acute inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Evidence Rating Level:...

Quick Take: HbA1c level as a risk factor for retinopathy and nephropathy in children...

Intensive glycemic control has been shown to reduce the risk of retinopathy and nephropathy in the setting of type 1 diabetes. While prior studies...

Quick Take: Association of Visual Impairment With Economic Development Among Chinese Schoolchildren

Children in many developing countries have poor vision. In China, poor vision accounts for nearly half of all childhood disability. China has been experiencing...
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