Ophthalmology

Reports of high-impact ophthalmology studies by medical professionals

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...

Patient lacking apolipoprotein E has altered lipid metabolism without neurocognitive or visual defects

1. Complete lack of endogenous Apolipoprotein E (apoE) was associated with altered lipid metabolism, including high cholesterol.2. Lack of apoE was not associated with...

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...

Functional decline in children with retinoblastoma greater than expected

1. A significant decline in developmental functioning was seen in children treated for retinoblastoma after age 5 years. 2. The greatest decline in cognitive functioning...

Non-ophthalmologists diagnose CMV retinitis with reasonable accuracy

1. For non-experts, sensitivity in diagnosing CMV retinitis ranged from 64.0% to 95.5% and specificity ranged from 65.6% to 92.5%.2. When compared to the expert consensus as...

Steroid implant may improve diabetic macular edema

1. Both the 0.35mg and 0.7mg dexamethasone dosing led to a significant increase in visual acuity compared to sham.2. Central retinal thickness, a measure...

Environmental exposure associated with increased risk of exfoliative glaucoma

Image: PD1. A significant association was observed with patients who were exposed to the outdoors for over 11 hours during the high school to...

Vasodilators associated with increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

Image: PD1. 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...

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....
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