Decentration of more than 0.6 mm from the kappa intercept during small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) may result in impaired visual outcomes after operation, a new retrospective noncomparative study shows.
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.
Impaired colour vision (ICV), mostly with tritanomaly, is common in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients without diabetic retinopathy, a new cross-sectional study shows. Moreover, advanced age and longer T2DM duration were risk factors for ICV.
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.
Incorporating retinal microvascular parameters and retinopathy substantially improves the predictive value of existing risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in individuals with diabetes, reports a new prospective cohort study.
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).