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Lutein/zeaxanthin an appropriate substitute for beta carotene in AREDS2
5 days ago
Supplementation with lutein/zeaxanthin instead of beta carotene is safe and does not contribute to an increase in lung cancer risk while having a potential beneficial effect on the risk of progression to late age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2) study.
Macular RNFL thickness flags future cognitive decline in older Asians
Jairia Dela Cruz, 6 days ago
Macular retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness appears to be a useful prognostic biomarker of long-term cognitive decline in older adults, a study from Korea has found.
Prophylactic 5-FU plus heparin not effective against proliferative vitreoretinopathy in RRD
14 Jun 2022
Adjuvant therapy with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and low molecular weight heparin in high-risk patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) does not help prevent the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy, as shown in a study.
Treatment outcomes for nAMD, DMO, RVO poorer in clinical practice than in trials
13 Jun 2022
In clinical practice, patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), diabetic macular oedema (DMO), and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) see treatment outcomes that are inferior to those reported in pivotal phase 3 studies, according to a recent study.
Reticular pseudodrusen promotes progression to late AMD
09 Jun 2022
Individuals who present with reticular pseudodrusen (RPD) are at high risk of progression to late age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with the risk increase varying by RPD severity, as shown in a post hoc analysis of two clinical trials. The risk of progression is high at low-to-moderate RPD levels and low at high RPD levels.
High-frequency mutations seen in conjunctival melanoma
06 Jun 2022
Patients with conjunctival melanoma exhibit a high frequency of BRAF and NRAS mutations, as well as ATRX and NF1 mutations, reports a study.
Vision impairment linked to depression, anxiety among kids
06 Jun 2022
Children with vision impairment often experience greater symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a recent study. Surgical treatment helps improve these mental health symptoms.
Special Reports
Opacity usually appears later in the development of cataract.
June Chiang, Ph.D, 26 May 2022
A new algorithm objectively determines when intraocular lens implant (IOL) surgery should be performed, regardless of how the opacity looks to the surgeon.
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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.

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