Ophthalmology

Can Wearing Eyeglasses Mitigate COVID-19 Risk?

September 16, 2020

Among individuals hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Suizhou, China, the proportion of patients who wore glasses for extended daily periods was smaller than the general population.

High Add Power Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression in Children

September 14, 2020

In children, high add power multifocal contact lenses significantly reduced the rate of myopia (nearsightedness) progression over 3 years compared with medium add power and single-vision lenses.

Study Details Long-term CSC Recurrence After IVBI Treatment

September 10, 2020

In patients with central serous chorioretinopathy, eyes treated with intravitreal bevacizumab injections and which achieved complete resolution of subretinal fluid have a 50% chance of CSC recurrence in the long term.

Model Finds AI Diagnosis of Pediatric Diabetic Retinopathy Effective, Cost-Saving

September 09, 2020

Point-of-care diabetic retinopathy screening using autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) systems is effective and cost-saving for children with diabetes and their caregivers.

Pandemic May Significantly Limit Access to Pediatric Ophthalmology Care

September 02, 2020

Survey results show the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic will leave some pediatric ophthalmology practices strained if not irreparably harmed.

Researchers Repair Damaged Corneas Using Healthy Stem Cells

September 01, 2020

For the first time in the United States, researchers have rebuilt damaged corneas using a patient’s own stem cells to aid in the recovery from ocular injuries such as chemical burns.

Study Highlights COVID-19 Ocular Manifestations in Children

August 28, 2020

Children hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China presented with a series of eye manifestations, according to a new study.

Study Highlights Sex Differences in Stargardt Disease

August 24, 2020

Sex may play a modifying role in the 25% of patients with Stargardt disease who carried a combination of a mild and a severe allele, according to results of a cross-sectional study published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Review Highlights Role of OCT-A in Neurodegenerative Diseases

August 19, 2020

According to a review published in Eye and Brain, the use of OCT-A, a noninvasive imaging technique for analyzing the retinal and choroidal microvasculature in vivo, can play a pivotal role in the detection and monitoring of neurodegenerative diseases.

Are Ophthalmology Practices Adhering to AAO Guidelines?

August 17, 2020

A study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that as of April 30, 2020, most practices were complying with American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) guidelines for scheduling patients during the pandemic.