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Intravitreal injection linked to substantial temporary blood pressure increase

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

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.

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Ophthalmol 2018; doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.11.025

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.

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Ophthalmology 2018; doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.11.020

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.

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Ophthalmol 2018; doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.10.040

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.

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JAMA Ophthalmol 2018; doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2018.5398

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