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.
Short-term intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation occurs from 3 to 7 hours after phacoemulsification in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). Administration of oral acetazolamide 1 hour before surgery significantly lowers the IOP elevation from 1 to 24 hours, while administration 3 hours postoperatively reduces the IOP elevation ≥5 hours after surgery, according to a study.
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.
An abnormally thin retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) is significantly associated with increased severity and prevalence of extracranial carotid arterial stenosis (ECAS), a new observational study reports.
Supplementation with lutein has the potential to enhance visual function in patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), especially for contrast sensitivity (CS) at low spatial frequency, a new study has found.
Children with uveitis commonly develop cataract, and the development of the eye disease is strongly associated with the extent of inflammation recurrences and ocular complications, according to a cohort study.
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).
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).