Community-based healthcare workers (HCWs) such as GPs and pharmacists can help reduce irreversible vision loss from age-related macular generation (AMD) in an ageing Malaysian population, say local experts.
Roxadustat treatment for anaemia in patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (DD CKD) does not come with an increased risk of ophthalmic abnormalities, according to a phase III trial conducted in Japan.
Omidenepag isopropyl ophthalmic solution provides an intraocular pressure-lowering benefit that is noninferior to that obtained with latanoprost eye drops in the treatment of patients with ocular hypertension or primary open-angle glaucoma, according to the results of a phase III study in Japan.
A novel version of the Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) can be used as a more accurate measurement device for myopic patients after laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery in place of the current reference tonometer, according to a new study.
Engaging in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) more frequently leads to a lower incidence of severe diabetic retinopathy in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), and this association is independent of activity intensity or duration per single session, according to data from the Finnish diabetic nephropathy (FinnDiane) study.
Routinely used for treating cardiovascular diseases, statins have been shown to benefit other conditions, and new evidence suggests that using the drug at high intensity reduces the risk of hip or knee replacement, an effect that may be specific to rheumatoid arthritis.
Having migraine during midlife appears to be associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in later life, according to a large population-based longitudinal Danish study presented at the AHS* 2020 Virtual Meeting, indicating that migraine may be a risk factor for dementia.
Pembrolizumab in combination with chemotherapy significantly improves progression-free survival (PFS) vs chemotherapy alone in patients with previously untreated, locally recurrent inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), results of the KEYNOTE-355 study have shown.