Treatment with systemic medications, such as angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, fibrates, and alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (AGIs), is associated with cortical cataract in Asians, according to a recent Singapore study.
Treatment with fluocinolone acetonide insert (FAI) results in significantly reduced uveitis recurrence rates, increased recurrence-free durations, fewer recurrence episodes among those with recurrences, less adjunctive therapy, and acceptable side-effect profile compared with sham, according to a study.
The pupil of the eye may independently predict all‐cause mortality and readmission due to heart failure (HF), suggesting its prognostic predictive capability in patients with HF, a retrospective analysis has shown.
An artificial intelligence (AI) dashboard for examining glaucomatous functional loss, developed using a large visual field (VF) dataset containing a broad spectrum of visual deficit types, provides clinicians with a user-friendly tool to determine the severity of glaucomatous vision deficit and the spatial extent of the damage, as well as monitor disease progression, reports a study.
Dr. David Eichenbaum, Dr. Dilsher Dhoot, Prof. Peter Campochiaro, Dr. Timothy Y Y Lai, 20200904062030
Intravitreal injection of antiangiogenic agents is the standard of care for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), however, frequent injections represent a considerable treatment burden for patients. Results of the Ladder and Archway studies, presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS 2020), showed that administration of ranibizumab through a port delivery system (PDS) considerably reduced treatment burden, while maintaining comparable efficacy and safety vs intravitreal injections. In an interview with MIMS Doctor, Dr Timothy Lai of Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, discusses how PDS may transform the management of nAMD.
Physical distancing of ≥1 m and use of face masks and eye protection reduced the risk of COVID-19 transmission in healthcare settings and the community, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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.