Maximal levator resection is effective in correcting congenital ptosis even in patients with poor levator function, according to a recent study. The procedure delivers improved cosmesis, a more natural lid contour and avoids brow scars.
A large proportion of patients with dry eye disease (DED) may experience some degree of ocular pain, and the severity of such pain correlates with nonocular factors such as antidepressant medication use rather than with clinical signs of DED, a study has shown.
Young patients and cases with involvement of macula must be given special attention, considering metamorphopsia, which can be predicted by the postoperative presence of subretinal fluid (SRF) and disrupted external limiting membrane (ELM) line, suggests a recent study.
There appears to be a high incidence of infectious keratitis after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) in patients with laser vision correction (LVC), although the overall risk after any LVC procedure is very low, according to a study.
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and infrared imaging of the lacrimal punctum may help identify patients who are more likely to benefit symptomatically from punctoplasty, according to a study. In addition, patients with smaller puncta have greater symptomatic improvement.
Majority of patients with autoimmune retinopathy may achieve stable or improved visual acuity while on rituximab, according to a retrospective study. Optical coherence tomography and electroretinography parameters, as well as adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy cone densities, are also stable during treatment.
Transepithelial corneal cross-linking using iontophoresis (T-ionto CL) results in significant visual and refractive improvements 12 months after the operation, according to a recent study. However, the average improvement in corneal topography readings is slightly lower than the Dresden protocol in the same period.
Repeated use of disposable eyelid-warming steamers containing menthol for dry eye may induce improvements in tear film parameters without the need for administration of eyedrops or medication, according to a study. This suggests that the intervention provides an attractive, novel treatment strategy for patients with dry eye disease (DED).