Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

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...

ACE-inhibitors and statins do not impact albuminuria in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus:...

1. In adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus, the albumin-to-creatinine ratio was not significantly changed by angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors alone, statins alone, or the...

Risk of cardiovascular events similar between degludec and glargine in type 2 diabetics: The...

1. Type 2 diabetic patients at high-risk for cardiovascular events treated with the ultra long-acting insulin degludec experienced cardiovascular events at an incidence noninferior...

Tocilizumab improves remission rates in giant-cell arteritis: The GiACTA trial

1. The addition of tocilizumab, a monoclonal antibody against interleukin-6 (IL-6), to a glucocorticoid taper sustained remission in patients with giant-cell arteritis (GCA) through...

Adalimumab aids in control of noninfectious uveitis

1. Patients with noninfectious intermediate or posterior uveitis or panuveitis had their symptoms controlled for longer on adalimumab treatment compared to placebo.2. Patients treated...

Digital imaging detects sight-threatening retinopathy of prematurity

1. Through study of a simulated Neonatal Intensive Care Unity (NICU), the use of digital imaging for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening was found...

Outdoor activity linked to lower rates of myopia in China

1. This study found that adding 40 minutes of outdoor activity to the school day resulted in a reduction in the incidence of myopia...

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