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12-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Amblyopia screening guidelines updated

The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the professional body for pediatric eye care, has issued revised guidelines for preschool vision screening based on new evidence.

07-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Intravitreal ranibizumab shows little benefit after hemorrhage

Ranibizumab given intravitreally offers no clear benefit in the treatment of vitreous hemorrhage due to proliferative diabetic retinopathy, a randomized clinical trial indicates.

05-02-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Selective laser trabeculoplasty promising for glaucoma

Selective laser trabeculoplasty leads to significant reductions in intraocular pressure in people with primary open-angle glaucoma, a study has found.

31-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Cause of esodeviation differs in children, adults

Children who present with acute-onset esodeviation should be investigated for underlying central nervous system disorders, study findings indicate.

29-01-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Central field loss creates driving hazard

People with central field loss experience a range of difficulties when driving that could pose a danger to themselves and pedestrians, researchers believe.

24-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Weekly aspirin may increase AMD risk

People who take aspirin more than once per week may be at increased risk for developing neovascular age-related macular degeneration, a prospective study has found.

22-01-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Extramacular scanning shows promise in uveitic disorders

New optical coherence tomography scanning protocols offer enhanced characterization of patients with birdshot chorioretinopathy, UK researchers report.

17-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Fluoroquinolone use may predispose to antibiotic resistance

People who have taken fluoroquinolone antibiotics may be at increased risk for antibiotic resistance, clinical trial data indicate.

17-01-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Age at onset of esotropia predicts surgical outcomes

The age at onset of acquired nonaccommodative esotropia in children is a crucial determinant of postoperative functional outcomes, Canadian researchers believe.

14-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Iris nevi have ‘low’ malignant potential

The malignant transformation rate for iris nevi is 8% over 15 years, a case series by US researchers has found.

10-01-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Bifocal soft lenses’ mode of action in doubt

Bifocal soft contact lenses and corneal reshaping lenses vary in their ability to provide myopic defocus to the peripheral retina, according to US researchers writing in

Optometry and Vision Science

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08-01-2013 | Ophthalmology | Article

Risk factors for retinopathy of prematurity identified

Birthweight and gestational age are risk factors for retinopathy of prematurity and should be considered when screening infants for the condition, a study by Turkish researchers shows.

27-12-2012 | General practice | Article

Long-term, regular aspirin use linked to macular degeneration

Using aspirin on a regular basis for 10 years or more during middle-to-old age could increase the risk for the developing incident age-related macular degeneration, indicate study results.

18-12-2012 | Legal medicine | Article

Ethnic disparities remain in glaucoma testing

A decade’s worth of data show that Hispanic men and women are less likely than individuals of other race or ethnicity to undergo ocular imaging for glaucoma.

13-12-2012 | General practice | Article

Visual impairment and diabetes increase side by side

Visual impairment that is not explained by refractive error is increasing, as is the prevalence of diabetes – particularly diabetes lasting 10 years or longer, show US study results.

12-12-2012 | Immunology | Article

Fingolimod associated with modest, rapid increase in macular volume

Patients with multiple sclerosis treated with fingolimod undergo a modest but rapid increase in macular volume, research shows.

11-12-2012 | Legal medicine | Article

The argument for vision insurance

Individuals with vision insurance are more likely than those without it to have had recent eye care visits, and to have no difficulty reading printed matter or recognizing their friends from across the street, report US researchers.

06-12-2012 | General practice | Article

Optimal detection of glaucoma progression remains unclear

There is poor agreement between visual field testing and scanning laser polarimetry in the detection of glaucoma progression among healthy eyes, eyes with suspicion of glaucoma, and glaucomatous eyes, report US researchers.

04-12-2012 | General practice | Article

NICE reject intravitreal implant for diabetic macular edema

The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has not recommended a fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant for individuals with diabetic macular edema who do not respond to existing therapies.

29-11-2012 | General practice | Article

Only assess glaucoma drug efficacy after multiple testing

Intraocular pressure measurements may be insufficient to determine treatment effectiveness, even when repeated multiple times, show study results.