Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

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...

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...

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