Older patients with myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) have poorer vision than their younger counterparts and are more likely to develop concomitant vitreoretinal interface abnormalities, a recent study has found.
Blue-blocking lenses are not necessarily better than standard clear lenses for individuals experiencing eye strain due to computer use, with a recent study reporting no marked improvements in signs or symptoms of eye strain.
High dietary intake of nutrients, such as carotenoids, vitamins, and minerals, can help reduce the risk of progression to late age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with stronger associations seen for geographic atrophy (GA) than for neovascular AMD, a study has found. In addition, the same nutrients appear protective against large drusen development.
Use of a blue-light filtering (BLF) intraocular lens (IOL) does not offer any clear advantage over a non-BLF IOL in the incidence of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) or its progression, nor in clinical variables associated with nAMD severity, among patients who underwent cataract surgery, results of a study have shown.
The responsiveness to ripasudil treatment may be a good indicator of the therapeutic effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) among patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), a recent study has found.
In the treatment of patients with uveitis, methotrexate is just as effective as mycophenolate mofetil, with both producing significant improvements in vision- and health-related quality of life over 1 year of follow-up, as shown in a study.
While early-phase clinical trials may demonstrate substantial levels of overall response rates in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), high heterogeneity of evidence prevents the accurate assessment of clinical benefit before patient participation, reports a recent meta-analysis.
The COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was 79 percent effective overall in preventing symptomatic infections – higher than observed in previous clinical trials of the vaccine – at the interim analysis of a US phase III trial.
Migraine and headache are common ailments of people living in the modern era. Dr Jon Marshall of The Singapore Headache and Migraine Clinic shares his insights with Pearl Toh on how to manage migraine and headache using non-pharmaceutical strategies, with a focus on the manual medicine approach.