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21-03-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

CD11b-positive monocytes could help guide anti-VEGF treatment in CNV diseases

Measuring CD11b-positive monocytes could help estimate how many anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections a patient with neovascular age-related macular degeneration or polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy might need, study findings suggest.

14-03-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

LiGHT shone on laser trabeculoplasty as first-line glaucoma treatment

Selective laser trabeculoplasty offers superior intraocular pressure stability to that of eye drops and is more cost-effective when used as a first-line treatment for patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, results of the LiGHT trial show.

07-03-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Cataract surgery adjuncts studied in diabetic macular oedema

Both triamcinolone acetonide and bevacizumab improve visual acuity when given as an adjunct to cataract surgery in patients with diabetic macular oedema, but only triamcinolone acetonide results in a sustained anatomical improvement, researchers report.

28-02-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Visual field loss predictors of glaucoma progression identified

The degree of nerve fibre layer-focal loss volume and the presence of disc haemorrhage may predict the rate of visual field loss in patients with open angle glaucoma, US researchers report.

21-02-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Biphasic oxygen targets help prevent retinopathy of prematurity

Biphasic oxygen targets can decrease the incidence and severity of retinopathy of prematuritywithout increasing the risk of death, cohort study findings suggest.

14-02-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Lamina cribrosa defects linked to accelerated retinal nerve fibre layer thinning

Retinal nerve fibre layer thinning progresses faster in eyes with lamina cribrosa defects than it does in eyes without such defects, shows an analysis of patients enrolled in the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study.

07-02-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Autologous retinal transplant successfully closes refractory macular holes

Autologous neurosensory retinal transplantation results in the closure of full thickness macular holes in the vast majority of patients for whom previous surgery has failed, study findings indicate.

31-01-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Choroidal thinning plays ‘key role’ in progression of myopic maculopathy

Progressive choroidal thinning, as measured by swept-source optical coherence tomography “plays a key role” in the evolution of myopic maculopathy in patients with high myopia, say researchers.

24-01-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

CANTREAT bolsters evidence for treat-and-extend ranibizumab regimen in nAMD

Results of the randomised CANTREAT trial add to increasing evidence that a treat-and-extend ranibizumab regimen results in similar visual outcomes, with fewer injections, than monthly treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

17-01-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Statin use lowers diabetic retinopathy risk

Statin therapy may reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy and the need for its associated invasive treatments in patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidaemia, population-based study findings indicate.

10-01-2019 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Optical coherence tomography highlights retinal changes post-implantation

Researchers have used optical coherence tomography to reveal the development of a fibrosis-like hyper-reflective tissue at the interface between the electronic array and retina in patients who have undergone electronic retinal prosthesis implantation.

21-12-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Electronic health record-linked glaucoma medication reminders well-received

The majority of patients with glaucoma appear willing to sign up to receive automated medication reminders linked to their electronic health records, with most describing them as useful, US research shows.

13-12-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Predictors of poor outcome with anti-VEGF therapy identified for nAMD

Researchers from the Fight Retinal Blindness! study group have identified a number of variables that predict of sustained loss of visual acuity in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

06-12-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

SRF tolerant ranibizumab regimen does not negatively impact visual outcomes

Tolerating some subretinal fluid during a treat-and-extend ranibizumab protocol does not detrimentally affect visual acuity in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, study findings indicate.

29-11-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Treatment-related non-fibrotic scars do not negatively affect vision

Developing non-fibrotic scars during the first year of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment does not have a detrimental effect on visual acuity during the following 4 years, US researchers report.

22-11-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Fixed-combination BBFC improves 24-hour intraocular pressure after 4 weeks

Treatment with fixed-combination brinzolamide 1%/brimonidine 0.2% for 4 weeks significantly reduces 24-hour intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, US researchers report.

15-11-2018 | Ophthalmology | News | Article

Current glaucoma staging systems underestimate disease severity

Current glaucoma staging systems based on 24-2 (or 30-2) visual fields underestimate disease severity and the presence of macular damage when compared with 10-2 visual fields and high-resolution macular imaging, US researchers report.

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.

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.