Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

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...

Quick Take: Effect of basal insulin supplement therapy on diabetic retinopathy in short‐duration type...

Better treatments are needed for diabetic retinopathy (DR), a microvascular complication of diabetes. Intensive glycemic treatment can delay DR onset and progression, but it...

Intervention to reduce low-value preoperative care for patients undergoing cataract surgery

1. In this quality improvement study carried out in Southern California, educational interventions to prevent low-value care before cataract surgery lead by a single...

No benefit of myo-inositol on type 1 retinopathy of prematurity in preterm Infants

1. In this randomized controlled trial, both mortality and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) type 1 occurred more often in preterm infants treated with myo-inositol...

Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) agonists protects against diabetic retinopathy in animal model

1. GHRH and GHRH receptor levels are decreased in diabetic rats and humans.2. Administration of GHRH agonists to diabetic rats reversed signs of diabetic...

Nonpowder gun-related pediatric eye injuries on the rise

1. Pediatric eye injuries related to nonpowder guns (BB, pellet guns, paintball, etc.) increased by over 150% during the study period, while the overall...

Individualized glycemic control for type 2 diabetes may save the U.S. billions annually

1. Individualized glycemic control for type 2 diabetic patients could save the United States billions of dollars annually compared to uniform glycemic control.2. Although...
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