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Smoking ups risk of surgical intervention for thyroid eye disease
5 days ago
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.
Higher HCQ dose ups incident retinopathy risk
23 Jan 2023
A recent study reports an overall risk of 8.6 percent for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy after 15 years in a large cohort with active surveillance retinopathy screening. Notably, most of these cases are mild, and a higher HCQ dose appears to result in progressively greater risk for incident retinopathy.
More OCT scans needed to improve glaucoma worsening detection
13 Jan 2023
The number of optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans must be increased relative to current clinical practice to get a more accurate diagnosis of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) worsening, according to a recent study.
IOP-induced ONH strains negatively tied to retinal sensitivity in glaucoma patients
12 Jan 2023
Optic nerve head (ONH) strains under intraocular pressure (IOP) show a negative association with retinal sensitivity in patients with open-angle glaucoma, according to a study. In particular, high-tension glaucoma (HTG) patients with higher ONH strains are more likely to show lower retinal sensitivities.
Daily wear contact lens users at greater risk of Acanthamoeba keratitis
11 Jan 2023
Users of daily wear (DW) reusable contact lens (CL) have a more than threefold increased risk of developing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) than those using daily disposable (DD) CL, a study has shown.
Noninvasive retinal photography–based AI model accurate and sensitive for Alzheimer’s disease screening
Natalia Reoutova, 06 Jan 2023
An international team led by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has successfully developed world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) model that can detect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) solely through retinal photographs. 
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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.