Ophthalmologists are advised to cooperate with local infection control teams in the implementation of infection control measures that are appropriate for their clinical settings in order to minimize the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), suggests a Hong Kong study.
Incidences of newly detected retinal breaks and retinal detachments (RDs) are quite significant following acute posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), reveals a study, suggesting that repeat examination may be necessary in these patients.
Deep learning models accurately identify eyes with glaucomatous visual field damage (GVFD) and predict functional loss severity from spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) images, reports a study.
Treatment with teprotumumab in patients with active thyroid eye disease confers beneficial effects on proptosis, Clinical Activity Score, diplopia and quality of life, without increasing the incidence of serious adverse events, according to the results of a phase III trial.
Use of biologic agents in eyes with refractory, active, noninfectious intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis or panuveitis (NIPPU) is associated with satisfactory disease control, reduced use of systemic immunosuppression, stable visual acuity and a 23.7-percent risk of disease relapse, reveals a study.
A recent study reports a mean growth rate of proximal aorta of about 0.1 mm/year in hypertensive patients with known aortic dilatation. In addition, those with increased rather than normal aortic z score have slower dilatation over time.
Knee osteoarthritis (OA), whether symptomatic or radiographic, contributes to an increased risk of all-cause mortality, with the risk increase from symptomatic knee OA partially attributed to its effect on disability and quality of life (QoL).