Surgeons’ exclusive surgical focus appears to have no impact on the safety of cataract surgery as opposed to moderate levels of surgical diversification, a study has found. However, the risk of cataract surgical adverse events is greater among surgeons dedicated mainly to noncataract operations.
Low to moderate alcohol consumption may lower the likelihood of incident cataract that requires surgery, suggests a recent study of two large UK cohorts. Furthermore, this relationship is most evident for the consumption of polyphenol-rich wine.
The combination of phacoemulsification and ab interno trabeculectomy using the Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) can help safely reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in eyes with moderate to advanced open-angle glaucoma (OAG), a recent study has found.
In healthy eyes, macular pigment optical density (MPOD) correlates with parameters of visual function such as photostress recovery, contrast sensitivity (CS), and glare disability, a recent meta-analysis has found.
A single, in-office administration of 5% povidone-iodine (PVP-I) proves useful in the treatment of patients with adenoviral conjunctivitis, reducing viral load and rapidly improving clinical signs and symptoms, according to the results of a pilot trial.
Ultraviolet-filtering (UVF) intraocular lenses (IOLs) seem to have a more beneficial effect on sleep than blue-light-filtering (BF) IOLs, a recent meta-analysis has found. Nevertheless, evidence for this effect remains weak; further studies are needed before strong recommendations can be made.
The recurrent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic are having a significant impact on healthcare workers, and Medical Protection has called for more to be done globally to ensure that medical professionals have quick access to mental wellbeing support.