Asians who use angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, fibrates, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors or insulin are likely to have cortical cataract, independent of the presence of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia or diabetes, according to data from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED) study.
The fixed-dose combination of brinzolamide 1% and brimonidine 0.2% (BBFC) is superior to vehicle in lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) over a 24-hour period following 4 weeks of 3-times-daily treatment in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT), a study has shown.
A novel incentive strategy which rewards patients who are compliant to their medications significantly improves adherence rates, thus providing a potential cost-effective adherence intervention, the SIGMA* study shows.
Presenting and best-corrected bilateral visual impairment (VI) and blindness are uncommon among Singaporeans, according to a new study. Important risk factors include the Malay ethnicity and advanced age and cataracts.
A recent study by investigators from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) showed that low-concentration atropine eye drops could reduce myopia progression in school children by up to nearly 70 percent.
Men who undergo flexible cystoscopy, particularly with a longer dwell time, may benefit from intraurethral lidocaine as it provides significant pain reduction, suggest the results of a meta-analysis. Evidence is lacking for other tested interventions.