Pregnancy does not increase the risk of myopia, according to a recent study that demonstrated exactly the opposite, such that pregnant women have a lower risk of myopia onset or progression compared with their nonpregnant counterparts.
Postmenopausal women having their first childbirth at the age of 27 years or older have a lower risk of developing primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) compared with those who give their first birth at the age of 20 years or younger, a study suggests. Furthermore, parity significantly moderates the observed association between age at first childbirth and POAG.
Immediate sequential (ISBCS) compared with delayed sequential (DSBCS) bilateral cataract surgery does not appear to result in worse postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) or refractive error, or with an elevated complication risk, suggests a recent study.
There are significant differences in intakes of vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, folate, and vegetables between patients with late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and healthy controls, according to a recent study, which provides a better understanding of the nutritional intake of patients presenting with advanced AMD.
D-Eye, a new small smartphone device, appears to be useful in an emergency department setting (ED) for the fundoscopic examination, detecting a significant number of abnormal ocular fundus, a recent study has found. Furthermore, the reliability of relevant ocular fundus abnormalities seems to be superior to traditional retinal fundoscopy.
Glaucoma patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at an increased risk of rapid disease progression compared with those who do not have the said condition, with progression occurring irrespective of intraocular pressure control, according to a study.
Patients with normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) are at an increased risk of developing subsequent stroke, and this observation holds true for NTG patients presenting with different comorbidities, a study has found.
The Department of Health (DOH) celebrated Sight Saving Month last August with the theme “Alagaan and mata mula bata hanggang pagtanda.” To support the national effort to decrease the prevalence of avoidable blindness in the country, DOH encourages all Filipinos aged 12 years and above to undergo an eye examination.
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is preventable with good control of blood pressure, lipid and HbA1c levels. It is the shared responsibility of all healthcare providers to ensure every diabetic is screened for DR, says an expert.