Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy may be cost-effective

Image: PD  1. Telemedicine screening for diabetic retinopathy is cost-effective in populations over 3,500 and under the age of 80. 2. The ratio of average cost...

No increased overall risk of systemic events with use of anti-VEGF eye treatments

1. There was no overall increase in systemic cardiovascular events with the use of antibodies to vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies in the...

Intravitreal melphalan may control retinoblastoma seeds

Image: PD 1. Monthly intravitreal injections of 20 to 30 µg/0.1 mL melphalan were administered to 11 consecutive eyes across 11 patients.  2. Administration of a...

Dry eye disease linked to immune diseases and chronic pain

1. In a sample of British women, one in ten reported having a diagnosis of dry eye disease, while one in five reported symptoms...

Blindness and visual impairment decreasing worldwide

Image: PD 1. As of 2010, approximately 32 million people (0.5% of the world’s population) were blind, 60% of which were women. Most of these...

Vasodilators associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

Image: PD 1. After adjustments, use of vasodilators or ß-blockers were significantly associated with increased risk of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD), respectively. 2. In particular, oral nitroglycerin...

Risk score system accurate in predicting macular degeneration risk

Image: PD 1. 8 predictors (age, sex, education level, race, smoking status, presence of pigment abnormality, soft drusen, and maximum drusen size) were utilized to...

Doxycycline may improve vision in nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy

Image: PD 1. At 24 months, frequency doubling perimetry (FDP) foveal sensitivity was significantly decreased in the placebo group (-1.9 dB) and increased in the...

Key factors for non-response to ranibizumab in macular degeneration identified

Image: PD  1. Fibrovascular pigment epithelial detachment (PED) and serous PED were associated with non-response to intravitreal ranibizumab treatment as determined by visual acuity testing.  2....

Rho kinase inhibitor safely reduces intraocular pressure

Image: PD Human eyesight with glaucoma 1. Various concentrations of Rho kinase inhibitor K-115 decreased IOP after administration compared to placebo (p<0.05).  2. The only significant...

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