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08-11-2018 | Ophthalmology | Main feed | News

Intravitreal injection linked to substantial temporary blood pressure increase

Patients undergoing intravitreal injections with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor agents can experience substantial transient increases in systolic blood pressure, Swiss researchers report.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2018; doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.4892

01-11-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Long-term mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists beneficial in chronic CSC

 The majority of patients with chronic non-resolving central serous chorioretinopathy will experience complete resolution following 2 years of treatment with a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, study findings indicate.

25-10-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Moderate agreement shown between ETDRS 7- and ultrawide-field imaging for DR

Agreement between Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study 7-field imaging and ultrawide-field imaging is moderate when assessing the severity of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, US research shows.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2018; doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.4982

18-10-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Deep learning classifier may aid diagnosis of early glaucoma

A deep learning classifier model developed to diagnose early glaucoma is significantly more accurate than other machine learning methods, Japanese researchers report.

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Am J Ophthalmol 2018; doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2018.10.007

11-10-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Intralesional MA common in anti-VEGF treated nAMD

Intralesional macular atrophy is common in individuals with neovascular age-related macular degeneration undergoing treatment with vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors, study findings indicate.

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Ophthalmology 2018; doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.07.013

04-10-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Intravitreal superior to periocular therapy for initial uveitic ME

Treatment with intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide or intravitreal dexamethasone implant results in greater improvements in uveitic macular oedema than treatment with periocular triamcinolone acetonide, US research shows.

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Ophthalmology 2018; doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.08.021

16-10-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

News in brief

‘Surrogate’ retinoblastoma biopsy feasible using aqueous humor

Tumor-specific DNA can be retrieved from the aqueous humor of patients with retinoblastoma, say US researchers, allowing genetic analysis in patients who do not have a biopsy sample available.

23-11-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

News in brief

Ocular side effects of MEK inhibitors documented

Mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitors are associated with a wide range of ocular complications, highlighting the importance of ophthalmic monitoring.

17-06-2016 | Diabetes | News | Article

News in brief

Best diabetic macular oedema drugs ‘not cost-effective’

Resource utilisation data from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Comparative Effectiveness Trial show that the most efficacious drug for diabetic macular oedema, aflibercept, is not cost-effective relative to repackaged bevacizumab.

05-01-2016 | Neurology | News | Article

Editor's pick

Failure to accurately assess optic nerve drives IIH overdiagnosis

Researchers put overdiagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension down to inaccurate ophthalmoscopic examination in headache patients and wrongly suspecting the condition in young obese women with headaches.

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Neurology 2015; Advance online publication

26-02-2014 | Ophthalmology | Article

New corneal layer important for intraocular pressure maintenance

UK researchers have found that a newly discovered layer of the human eye is an important part of the structural tissue that helps to maintain intraocular pressure and thus may play a role in the development of glaucoma.

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Br J Ophthalmol 2014; Advance online publication

16-01-2014 | Ophthalmology | Article

Sleeping position influences glaucoma visual loss

Researchers from South Korea suggest that patients with glaucoma should avoid sleeping on one side, after showing that it may be associated with greater visual field loss in the lower-positioned eye.

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Am J Ophthalmol 2013; Advance online publication

17-11-2013 | Urology | Article

Findings allay prostatectomy eye pressure concerns

A Japanese study shows that intraocular pressure increases during robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy with the patient in a steep Trendelenburg position, but this is not associated with an increased risk for postoperative complications or changes in visual function.

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Br J Ophthalmol 2013; Advance online publication

12-11-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Hemianopia patients confirm prism benefits

Results from a crossover trial confirm anecdotal reports that patients with homonymous hemianopia benefit from wearing peripheral prism glasses.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2013; Advance online publication

20-10-2013 | Oncology | Article

Skin cancer drug shows periocular promise

Early research suggests that patients with periocular basal cell carcinoma may benefit from treatment with a drug targeting the Hedgehog signaling pathway.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2013; Advance online publication

08-10-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Dry eye disease symptom change independent of tear osmolarity

Tear osmolarity is a poor indicator of treatment response in patients with dry eye disease (DED), suggests research published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

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Am J Ophthalmol 2013; Advance online publication

13-08-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Alga extract improves vision in retinitis pigmentosa

An alga extract that is rich in β-carotene is effective for improving retinal function in people with retinitis pigmentosa, results of a randomized placebo-controlled trial show.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2013; 131: 985–992

25-07-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Suprachoroidal hemorrhage after PPV characterized

UK researchers have identified six risk factors for developing suprachoroidal hemorrhage in patients undergoing pars plana vitrectomy and shown a link between this complication and key patient outcomes.

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Ophthalmology 2013; Advance online publication

06-06-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Vestibular dysfunction linked to visual impairment falling risk

Vestibular balance contributes to the risk for falls in individuals with visual impairment, say US researchers.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2013; Advance online publication

09-05-2013 | Dietetics | Article

Antioxidant role in cataract prevention challenged

Antioxidant supplements do not reduce the need for age-related cataract surgery or prevent vision loss, suggest results from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2013; Advance online publication

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