Increased dietary intake of multiple nutrients, such as minerals, vitamins, and carotenoids, protects against the risk of progression to late age-related macular degeneration, specifically geographic atrophy, according to a study.
The risk of developing myopic macular degeneration (MMD) is high among older individuals, women, those with lower education, greater myopia severity, and longer axial length, according to data from a consortium of Asian studies. Furthermore, myopic spherical equivalent is the strongest single predictor of MMD.
Visual acuity (VA) of eyes initially treated with antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy has improved from baseline to 5 years without protocol-defined treatment after follow-up ended at 2 years, a study has found. Additionally, mean retinal thickness is comparable at 2 and 5 years, but mean VA has worsened during this period.
Patients with acute anterior uveitis (AAU) see elevated levels of serum amyloid A (SAA), which may help in monitoring inflammatory processes and assess the efficacy of therapies, a recent study has found.
A novel botanical combination of lutein ester, zeaxanthin, and extracts of blackcurrant, chrysanthemum, and goji berry provides protective benefits in adults with eye fatigue without changing the retinal structure, a study has shown.
In patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) receiving angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, high dosing confers benefits for the risk of death or hospitalization that are similar to that obtained with lower dosing, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.