Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

Mandatory eye protection may reduce field hockey injuries

1. High school girl’s field hockey teams were evaluated for injuries before and after the establishment of a national mandate to use protective eyewear.2....

2 Minute Medicine Rewind May 3 – May 10, 2015

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week.Risk of Substantial Intraocular Bleeding With...

[UKGTS trial] Latanoprost helps preserve visual field in open-angle glaucoma

1. Patients with open-angle glaucoma treated with latanoprost experienced significantly longer preservation of visual acuity and greater reduction of intraocular pressure than did patients...

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass may slow progression of diabetic retinopathy

1. In diabetic retinopathy patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, there was no significant progression of diabetic retinopathy scores after 2 years of follow-up.2. A...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind October 12 – 19, 2014

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week.Goal-Directed Resuscitation for Patients with Early...

Transplanted stem cells help restore sight in age-related macular degeneration

1. Treatment with human-embryonic stem cell-derived (hESC-derived) retinal pigment epithelium led to improved visual acuity and vision-related quality-of-life measures for patients with age-related macular...

Vitamin supplementation does not reduce the risk of cataract formation

1. In a randomized placebo-controlled trial of over 11,000 men, daily intake of selenium and vitamin E failed to have a beneficial effect on...

Smoking exposure may decrease risk of developing inner eye growths (pterygium)

1. Cigarette smoking was associated with a decreased the risk of pterygium.2. UV-exposure and gender, well-known risk factors for pterygium, were not found...

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...

Damage similar in each eye after sequential ischemic optic neuropathy

1. The magnitude of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) loss was similar in each eye following bilateral non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). 2. Visual...

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