Ophthalmology

Dr Victoria Ly Offers Potential Solutions to Vision Screening Follow-up Disparities

December 2nd 2021, 5:45pm

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Victoria Ly, MD, MPH, outlines one method of tackling vision screening follow-up rate disparities among children in Arkansas.

Evaluating Potential PPS-Associated Retinal Disorders

November 30th 2021, 12:00pm

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Using data from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, researchers investigated the prevalence of pentosan polysulfate sodium–associated retinal disorders.

Researchers: More Studies Needed on Long-term Impact of Virtual Learning on Children's Eye Health

November 27th 2021, 2:20pm

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Judith Lavrich, MD, and Jordan Hamburger discuss what additional studies need to be carried out in order to better understand the effects of virtual learning on children's long-term eye health.

COVID-19 Mitigation Measures May Have Curbed Conjunctivitis Infections

November 23rd 2021, 9:15pm

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Study results indicated that measures taken to stem the spread of COVID-19 may have also reduced rates of conjunctivitis, or pink eye.

Pain, Anxiety Represent Barriers to Anti-VEGF Therapies for Costly Eye Conditions

November 17th 2021, 2:00pm

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Pain and fear/anxiety were the most common barriers to anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. Another study found that those conditions had a significant impact on patients’ quality of life and Medicare costs.

Study Identifies Alcohol Use as Potential Risk Factor for AMD Subtype

November 15th 2021, 5:00pm

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A new study provides genetic evidence that increased alcohol intake may be a causal risk factor for geographic atrophy, a type of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but doctors caution it may be too soon to advise patients about the risk.

Dr William Katowitz Discusses Pediatric Ophthalmic Surgical Decisions

November 13th 2021, 3:00pm

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Surgical decisions with children who have ophthalmic conditions need buy in from parents, but also the children as they get older, said William Katowitz, MD, attending surgeon in the Division of Ophthalmology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Uveitic Macular Edema Increases Costs Among Patients With Noninfectious Uveitis

November 12th 2021, 3:40pm

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Uveitic macular edema is common in patients with noninfectious uveitis, and its significant burden on patients and payers warrants more specific treatment guidelines to minimize quality-of-life and economic effects.

Investigators Identify Childhood Myopia as Potential Crisis During COVID-19

November 5th 2021, 8:20pm

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The increase in childhood myopia during the COVID-19 pandemic represents a potential public health crisis, said authors of a study.

Music May Lessen Need for Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery, Study Finds

November 4th 2021, 9:40pm

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A recent study found that hypertensive events and anesthesia use may be reduced when patients listen to music before cataract surgery.