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Repeated low-level red-light therapy helps prevent myopia progression in children
19 hours ago
Treatment with repeated low-level red-light (RLRL) therapy with 100-percent power results in significant reduction in myopia progression over 6 months in myopic children when compared to a sham device with 10-percent original power, a China study has shown. In addition, the RLRL therapy is well tolerated and does not lead to serious adverse effects (AEs)
Long-term alcohol intake ups risk of exfoliation glaucoma, glaucoma suspect status
Consumption of alcoholic beverage in the long term may contribute to an increased risk of exfoliation glaucoma or glaucoma suspect (XFG/XFGS) status, suggests a US study.
Elevated blood pressure ups retinal vascular occlusion risk
2 days ago
Individuals with high blood pressure (BP), stage 1 hypertension, and stage 2 hypertension are at greater risk of retinal vascular occlusion relative to those with normal BP, as reported in a study.
Papilledema widely misused in medical literature
2 days ago
The term ‘papilledema’ is often used inappropriately among case reports in ophthalmology, reveals a recent study. Such misuse, if not corrected, can result in improper care delivery to patients with optic disc edema (ODE), which may then lead to permanent vision loss.
PCSK9 inhibitors linked to ocular disorders
3 days ago
Use of proprotein convertase subtilisin-like/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors appears to increase the risk of ocular disorders, as shown in a study.
Smoking ups risk of surgical intervention for thyroid eye disease
28 Jan 2023
Smokers with thyroid eye disease are more likely to undergo surgery for their condition compared with their counterparts who do not smoke, a study has found.
Robotic walking stick to make navigation easier for the blind, visually impaired
Jairia Dela Cruz, 25 Jan 2023
A trio of engineers has developed a smart cane that provides navigation assistance with warning vibrations and spoken directions, enhancing the independence of people with blindness or visual impairments by helping them find a seat in a public space or the right products in a grocery store, among others.
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No increased ophthalmic risk with roxadustat treatment in DD CKD-related anaemia
Roshini Claire Anthony, 28 Jun 2020

Roxadustat treatment for anaemia in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD CKD) does not come with an increased risk of ophthalmic abnormalities, according to a phase III trial conducted in Japan.