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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.

28-04-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

IL-1 antagonist relieves dry eyes

Clinical trial results point to a role for interleukin-1 targeted agents for the treatment of dry eye disease associated with meibomian gland dysfunction.

23-04-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Fixed-dose combination of drugs effectively lowers IOP

A fixed-dose combination of brinzolamide and brimonidine is more effective than either drug given alone for lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, results of a phase III trial indicate.

18-04-2013 | General practice | Article

Macular pigment may be therapeutic target in AMD

Macular pigmentation correlates with visual acuity in healthy individuals and people with early age-related macular degeneration, study results indicate.

15-04-2013 | Surgery | Article

Childhood strabismus surgery has plummeted since 1960

Rates of surgery for childhood squint in England have fallen dramatically over the past 50 years, shows a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

11-04-2013 | General practice | Article

Anterior chamber depth assessed in teenagers

Spanish researchers have validated the use of two instruments for determining anterior chamber depth in teenagers and published normative data for the techniques.

09-04-2013 | General practice | Article

Cholesterol efflux is promising therapeutic target in AMD

Abnormal cholesterol metabolism in the eye is involved in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration, a study in mice has shown.

02-04-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Features, outcomes of conjunctival papilloma differ by age at onset

Conjunctival papillomas that arise in childhood or adolescence tend to be larger, more numerous, and more likely to recur than when they occur in adults, US scientists report.

27-03-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Toric intraocular lenses improve vision, wellbeing in patients with astigmatism

Toric intraocular lenses offer significant advantages in terms of both vision and quality of life when compared with spherical non-toric lenses, results of a study in patients with corneal astigmatism shows.

26-03-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Supplementation shows early promise in AMD

Dietary supplementation with a combination of lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids has a range of potentially beneficial effects in people with age-related macular degeneration, results from a clinical trial have found.

21-03-2013 | Infectious disease | Article

CMV posterior eye infection can occur without immune compromise

Cytomegalovirus-associated posterior uveitis or panuveitis may occur in patients without evidence of immune insufficiency and is characterized by vitreous inflammation, researchers report.

19-03-2013 | General practice | Article

Aspirin linked to early AMD risk in Asian Indians

Aspirin intake is associated with increased risk for early age-related macular degeneration in Asian Indians with cardiovascular disease, a population-based study has found.

14-03-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Patients need reminding about contact lens care

Researchers have identified factors that are associated with contact lens wear and care and which predict patients’ compliance with the manufacturers’ recommended replacement frequency.

12-03-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Functional vision loss associated with depression

Functional vision loss is significantly associated with depression, research shows.

07-03-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Reduced visual sensitivity seen with use of multifocal intraocular lenses

Recent study findings indicate that eyes with multifocal intraocular lenses implanted during cataract surgery may develop reduced visual sensitivity.

05-03-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Antibiotic prophylaxis after IVT may be harmful

Researchers are warning against routine antibiotic prophylaxis with intravitreal injection after finding that the practice can increase the antibiotic resistance of ocular surface flora.

28-02-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Eye-rubbing may provoke, aggravate keratoconus

Rubbing the eyes leads to an increase in protease activity and levels of protease and inflammatory mediators, a clinical study shows.

26-02-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Subclinical inflammation predicts macular disease

Levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein predict the risk for age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema, show results of two independent studies published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

21-02-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Three rounds of azithromycin needed for trachoma elimination

Results from a randomized trial suggest that at least three annual mass drug administrations of azithromycin are needed to eliminate trachoma, even in regions with a relatively low initial prevalence of the infection.

19-02-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

AMD risk alleles fail to predict treatment response

The major risk alleles that influence the development of age-related macular degeneration do not predict response to therapy for the condition, a substudy of the CATT trial indicates.