The AJMC® Ophthalmology compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for treatment of disorders of the eye.

Dr Paul Hahn Highlights Shifting Trends Among Retina Specialists

September 27th 2022, 2:28pm


There has been a sea change in how retina specialists treat retinal diseases, with a progressive shift toward more utilization of anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), said Paul Hahn, MD, vitreoretinal surgeon at NJRetina.

Telemedicine, Innovations in Ophthalmology, Inclusive Leadership Among Topics to Be Covered at AAO 2022

September 26th 2022, 3:03pm


The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) will hold its conference in person in Chicago and online from September 30 to October 3, 2022.

Students in Urban Areas More Likely to Have Myopia, Anisometropia

September 25th 2022, 6:12pm


A study conducted in Dalian, China, found that children aged 6 to 18 years in urban areas had a higher likelihood of myopia and anisometropia compared with students in rural areas.

Teleophthalmology Reduces Rates of Vision Loss, Improves Access to Care

September 20th 2022, 1:54pm


Teleophthalmology not only improves access to care and lowers the cost of care, but it can reduce rates of vision loss for patients with type 2 diabetes, said Parisa Emami-Naeni, MD, MPH, assistant professor of ophthalmology at University of California, Davis, and vitreoretinal surgeon and uveitis specialist at UC Davis Eye Center.

Black, Mexican-American Adolescents More Likely to Have Poor Visual Function

September 19th 2022, 3:34pm


Adolescents who identified as Black, Mexican-American, or low-income and/or were not US citizens were more likely to report worse subjective visual function.

Patients Using SCS Triamcinolone Acetonide Had Lower Corticosteroid-Related IOP Elevation

September 12th 2022, 4:28pm


A study found that patients who had no need of rescue therapy had a reduced risk of corticosteroid-related intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation when using SCS triamcinolone acetonide.

Fluorescein Angiography Predominantly Peripheral Lesions Associated With Worsening of Diabetic Retinopathy

September 9th 2022, 3:39pm


A prospective, multicenter, longitudinal observational study found that diabetic retinopathy worsening could be associated with fluorescein angiography predominantly peripheral lesions over 4 years.

Dr Vivienne Hau: Without Representation, Clinical Trials Cannot Adequately Judge Drug Effectiveness

September 6th 2022, 1:51pm


Different populations respond differently to drugs and treatments, but without adequate representation in clinical trials, it will be hard to judge the effectiveness of a new treatment, explained Vivienne Hau, MD, clinical assistant professor with the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Wearing Glasses Inversely Associated With COVID-19 in Unadjusted Analysis

August 30th 2022, 5:34pm


A cohort study found that there was an inverse association between COVID-19 infection and wearing glasses in an unadjusted analysis, although this association was not identified when adjusting for confounders.

Dr Vivienne Hau on the Role of Physicians, Researchers to Address Needs of Racial/Ethnic Minorities

August 23rd 2022, 1:43pm


Adequate training will help physicians and researchers better address the needs of the communities they’re targeting, explained Vivienne Hau, MD, clinical assistant professor with the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.