Nearly one-fifth of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develop ocular complications, as do one-quarter to one-third of those with connective tissue diseases and vasculitis, according to a recent study.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke appear to have a thinner peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer, which in turn contributes to an increased risk of irreversible visual impairment in the future, a study has found.
The combination of proton beam therapy with the intravitreal administration of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) reduces the need for anti-VEGF reinjection in the eyes of patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (eAMD), a recent study has shown.
A new study has shown that using the Kane toric formula significantly enhances the prediction of postoperative astigmatic outcome in comparison to other modern toric intraocular lens (IOL) formulas analysed.
Overprescribing of opioids after ophthalmic surgery can be reduced without increasing refill rates by standardizing opioid prescribing guidelines and discussing postsurgical pain management, suggests a recent study. Continued education is also needed to improve adherence to the prescribing guidelines.
Individuals with dry eye disease (DED) are less productive at work and have low activity levels, and the greater the severity of DED symptoms, the lower the productivity and activity, according to data from the Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM) study.
Dr. Hsu Li Yang, Dr. Tan Thuan Tong, Dr. Andrea Kwa,
08 Jan 2021
Antimicrobial resistance has become increasingly dire as the rapid emergence of drug resistance, especially gram-negative pathogens, has outpaced the development of new antibiotics. At a recent virtual symposium, Dr Hsu Li Yang, Vice Dean (Global Health) and Programme Leader (Infectious Diseases), NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, presented epidemiological data on multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Asia, while Dr Tan Thuan Tong, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Infectious Diseases, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), focused on the role of ceftazidime-avibactam in MDR GNB infections. Dr Andrea Kwa, Assistant Director of Research, Department of Pharmacy, SGH, joined the panel in an interactive fireside chat, to discuss challenges, practical considerations, and solutions in MDR gram-negative infections. This Pfizer-sponsored symposium was chaired by Dr Ng Shin Yi, Head and Senior Consultant of Surgical Intensive Care, SGH.