Dual inhibition of angiopoietin (Ang)-2 and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A with faricimab induces meaningful and superior visual acuity improvements compared with ranibizumab in patients with diabetic macular oedema, according to the results of the phase II BOULEVARD trial.
Gas tamponade appears to be an effective alternative treatment for selected cases of myopic foveoschisis (FS) and foveal detachment (FD), suggests a recent study. In addition, the procedure may benefit patients without optical coherence tomography (OCT)-evident premacular membranes and who have a low height of FS.
It is possible that similar mechanisms mediate the progression of both retinopathy and chronic kidney disease (CKD), with a recent study showing that the association between the two progression events found on initial analysis has disappeared after adjusting for known risk factors for both diseases.
The addition of intrastromal voriconazole (ISV) to topical natamycin does not appear to provide any benefit in the primary treatment of moderate-to-severe filamentous fungal ulcers, a recent study in India has found.
Long-term intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuation, greater vertical cup-to-disc ratio (v-C/D), and the presence or history of disc haemorrhage (DH) are significantly associated with progression of normal-tension glaucoma (NTG), suggests a study involving Japanese patients.
In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD), rivaroxaban monotherapy is noninferior to combination treatment with an antiplatelet therapy in terms of cutting the risk of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to data from the AFIRE trial.