Tag: visual acuity

Children in many developing countries have poor vision. In China, poor vision accounts for nearly half of all childhood disability. China has been experiencing unprecedented economic growth over the last several decades, however, this does not necessarily translate into improvement across all domains of health. In this retrospective cohort...
 Image: PD  1. Among incomplete central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO), those who received thrombolysis had a significant visual acuity improvement at the final visit compared to standard therapy group (0.83 vs. 1.57 logMAR respectively; p=0.020).  2. Early reperfusion was significantly higher with thrombolysis compared to standard therapy (74.1% vs. 42.9%; p=0.005). Evidence...
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 blind individuals were from South Asia (10.6 million), followed by East Asia (5.2 million) and Southeast Asia (3.5 million.) 2. Among older adults, blindness prevalence decreased...
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 side effect was conjunctival hyperemia, which was painless and resolved within 6 hours. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Rho kinase inhibitors are a promising new...
Image: PD 1. Visual acuity improvement was much higher with interferon beta therapy compared to methotrexate therapy (p=0.0435). 2. Macular thickness was significantly decreased in patients treated with interferon beta (p=0.0039), but increased in patients treated with methotrexate. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: This study demonstrates the increased efficacy of interferon...