In patients with latent tuberculosis (TB)-associated uveitis, treatment with an anti-TB drug cuts the risk of uveitis recurrence by half and delays the onset of first recurrence, as reported in a recent study.
It appears that intravitreal injection of topotecan hydrochloride every 3 weeks is effective and safe in controlling focal or diffuse refractory or recurrent vitreous seeds in retinoblastoma, a study has shown.
A recent UK study suggests that optometrists and ophthalmologists must not rely on funduscopy and ocular imaging when assessing for possible intracranial disease in children. Moreover, history and basic neurological assessment are essential in diagnosis.
Patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) have an increased risk of subsequent stroke compared with those without OAG, a recent study has found. Moreover, such risk is greater for males and older adults.
In children with nonaccidental head injuries (NAI), bilateral and unilateral macular retinoschisis on acute presentation appear to increase the risks of poor neurological outcomes and eventual death, a recent study has shown.
In patients with psoriasis, ocular surface involvement implies the need for periodic ophthalmological examinations to diagnose the condition and allow proper treatment, which may help improve the patients’ quality of life, suggests a recent study.
According to a recent study, patients with astigmatism undergoing refractive lens exchange (RLE) or cataract surgery need to consider the following to achieve good outcomes and postoperative spectacle independence: preoperative diagnostics, intraocular lens (IOL) selection and correct intraoperative positioning of hydrophilic toric (t)IOLs.
The biomechanical response of the optic nerve head (ONH) appears to be related to disease severity in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), but not primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), a recent Singapore study has found.