Ophthalmology

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Eyesight worsens with age in patients with diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses
26 Nov 2022
In patients with diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses (MIOL), age is associated with worse visual acuity (VA) and area-of-focus (AoF), a recent study has found.
Tacrolimus immunosuppression safe in kids with penetrating keratoplasty
24 Nov 2022
Among children with penetrating keratoplasty, using oral tacrolimus for postoperative immunosuppression is safe, with encouraging rates of rejection-free survival and overall graft survival, a recent study has found.
Varenicline nasal spray improves bilateral tear production in dry eye disease
07 Nov 2022
Treatment with OC-01 (varenicline solution) nasal spray in patients with dry eye results in a substantial increase in tear production in the study eyes as well as in milder presenting nonstudy fellow eyes, according to data from the ONSET-1* and ONSET-2 trials.
Small-volume eye drop device on par with SOC in kids
Tristan Manalac, 04 Nov 2022
A commercially available eye drop adapter device, dubbed the Nanodropper, results in comparable pupil diameter as standard of care (SOC) for routine pupillary dilation in paediatric patients, according to a recent study.
Serum cholesterol efflux capacity underpins early AMD
Tristan Manalac, 03 Nov 2022
Patients with early age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) appear to have increased serum cholesterol efflux capacity, according to a recent Singapore study. The same is true for polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), but not for typical neovascular AMD (tAMD).
Eye inflammation may occur in patients on subretinal gene therapy
26 Oct 2022
Signs of intraocular inflammation must be checked in patients receiving subretinal voretigene neparvovec (VN), suggests a study in Denmark.
Heavy smokers with glaucoma prone to faster visual field loss
26 Oct 2022
Heavy smoking is associated with progressive visual field (VF) loss in eyes with glaucoma, results of a study have shown.
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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.