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