Children in Singapore were exposed to significantly less outdoor light daily than children in Australia, which could contribute to the higher prevalence of myopia among Singapore children compared with their Australian counterparts, suggests a study.
Individuals with diabetes or long-term hyperglycaemia appear to have higher intraocular pressure (IOP), with central corneal thickness representing a meagre proportion of mediating effect to the total effect of diabetes on IOP, according to a cross-sectional study from Singapore.
Silent reading for as little as 30 minutes may induce measurable changes on the tear film and ocular surface in individuals at least 50 years of age, especially in those with dry eye, a study has found.
Long-term consumption of the green tea cultivar Sunrouge led to significant improvement in accommodation ability (AA, ie, focusing ability of the eye) and eyestrain among healthy adults under 45 years and those who operated visual display terminals (VDTs, ie, computers, smartphones, or tablets) daily, according to a Japanese study.
Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) plus ranibizumab (RBZ) is more effective than PRP monotherapy for neovascularization (NV) regression in the eyes of patients with high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy (HR-PDR) over a 12-month period, according to a phase II/III study. Additionally, the combination therapy poses no safety concerns.
Eating dark chocolates may have short-term beneficial impacts on vision, according to a recent study, which reports significant improvements in contrast sensitivity and visual acuity following dark vs milk chocolate consumption.
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.
Meibomian gland dysfunction is associated with lower tear meniscus area, while older age corresponds to a more severe conjunctivochalasis, a recent Singapore study has shown. This suggests that anterior segment optical coherence tomography may be useful in assessing ocular surface tear function and tear volume.