We often associate decline in visual acuity to a natural progression as we grow older. While this may be true for the most part, modern medicine and knowledge is here to help us grow old more optimally and gradually.
Reflex tearing by Meibomian gland dysfunction must be considered for proper tearing management due to the high incidence of accompanying Meibomian gland loss in cases of lacrimal drainage system (LDS) obstruction, suggests a recent study.
Topical 5-fluorouracil 1% is as good as interferon alfa-2b 1 MIU/mL eye drops in the primary treatment of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN), with both modalities leading to high tumour resolution and low recurrence rates, a recent study has shown.
A conbercept dosing regimen of three initial monthly intravitreal injections followed by quarterly treatments appears to be effective in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), yielding visual and anatomic benefits at 3 and 12 months, according to data from the PHOENIX trial.
One in 10 Malay, Indian and Chinese Singaporeans aged ≥40 years undergoes cataract surgery in at least one eye over 6 years, according to data from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED) Study. Diabetes and myopia are modifiable risk factors for cataract prevalence.
Success of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) in the early and entire postoperative period is very probable if without operative complications and when the donor does not have diabetes, a recent study has found.
Progressive thinning of the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) in the superior quadrant is apparent in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), a new prospective longitudinal study has found. This thinning is more pronounced in older individuals.