Two studies have shown the clinical benefits of once-daily nepafenac 0.3% in reducing the risk of postoperative macular oedema (ME). In addition, the integrated analysis shows improved best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) after cataract surgery in patients with diabetic retinopathy, with no unanticipated safety events.
Intravitreal injection of the anti-VEGF* agent aflibercept shows superior visual acuity outcomes over panretinal laser photocoagulation (PRP) at 1 year in eyes with active proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) without diabetic macular oedema, according to the CLARITY** study.
Combination therapy with methotrexate (MTX) and adalimumab, a human anti–tumour necrosis factor α monoclonal antibody, is effective in the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis, according to a recent report.
Current intake of aspirin is associated with a higher risk of diabetic retinopathy, particularly vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (VTDR) in individuals with diabetes, according to findings from the SEED* study. However, the association was no longer significant after controlling for history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Data from the first whole genome sequencing in a large group of long-term childhood cancer survivors enrolled in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study revealed that 12 percent of childhood cancer survivors have germline mutations in genes known to predispose them to cancers and subsequent neoplasms.
The water drinking test (WDT) is a useful technique to cause peaks in the intraocular pressure (IOP) in both primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) patients, reports a new prospective, single-centre study.
The baseline inferior subfield retinal thickness may predict the frequency of treatment for diabetic macular oedema (DME) during the first year in eyes administered pro re nata (PRN) intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) injections, a new study shows.
Intravitreous administration of the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor ranibizumab does not increase the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), according to a recent study.
Fewer than 25 percent of countries in Asia have guidelines on diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening, according to new research, leaving ophthalmologists in the region with no clear-cut guide on how to detect and curb DR-related vision loss.
Increased serum levels of C-X-C motif chemokine (CXCL)-11, CXCL-9, CXCL-10 and interferon (IFN)-γ are associated with clinical manifestations of adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD), reports a new study.
At a recent lunch symposium during the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension, Dr Chow Yok Wai spoke on the importance of patient adherence in the management of hypertension, highlighting the role of combination therapy in improving treatment outcomes.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the 10th commonest cause of death in Singapore, with a disease burden of 5.9 percent according to a 2015 population-based survey (EPIC-Asia survey) in Singapore. Pearl Toh spoke with Dr Augustine Tee, chief and senior consultant of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH) in Singapore, on how COPD is often underdetected in the primary care population as symptoms are not specific and diagnosis requires a combination of clinical risk factors, symptoms and spirometry testing.