Ophthalmology

Increased Hand Sanitizer Use Poses Risks to Children's Eyes

January 25th 2021, 5:55pm

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During the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in France, researchers found a 7-fold increase in the number of alcohol-based hand sanitizer eye exposures among children.

Study Finds Potential Biomarkers for Distinguishing Glaucoma Subtypes

January 19th 2021, 5:32pm

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Results from a prospective observational study showed aqueous transforming growth factor beta and autotaxin exhibited high diagnostic performance in detecting glaucoma subtypes and could serve as promising biomarkers for glaucoma.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Associated With Lower Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Development

January 18th 2021, 6:00pm

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Swedish patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity who underwent gastric bypass surgery exhibited a reduced risk of developing new diabetic retinopathy, compared with those who did not undergo surgery.

How Does Home Confinement Impact Children’s Eyesight?

January 14th 2021, 4:00pm

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Home confinement during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic was associated with a significant myopic shift among Chinese children aged 6 to 8, according to new research published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Study Evaluates Efficacy of At-Home Visual Acuity Test

January 11th 2021, 11:00pm

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Study results, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, showed the Home Acuity Test can be used to measure visual acuity by telephone for a wide range of outpatients with diverse conditions under the care of an ophthalmologist.

Deep Learning Model Detects Sea Fan Neovascularization in Patients With Sickle Cell Hemoglobinopathy

January 5th 2021, 5:13pm

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In an effort to detect sea fan neovascularization from ultra-widefield color fundus photographs from patients with sickle cell hemoglobinopathy, researchers developed an automated system with high sensitivity and specificity, which holds potential to improve screening for vision-threatening proliferative sickle cell retinopathy.

Decreased Retinal Vessel, Perfusion Densities Found in Those With Parkinson Disease

January 4th 2021, 7:10pm

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Results from a cross-sectional study show individuals with Parkinson disease exhibited decreased retinal vessel and perfusion density, as well as choroidal structural changes compared with age- and sex-matched controls.

Infant Cataract Surgery Increases Long-Term Glaucoma Risk, Regardless of IOL Implants

December 31st 2020, 2:00pm

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Among children who underwent unilateral cataract removal in infancy, risk of glaucoma-related adverse events continues to increase with longer follow-up and is not associated with primary intraocular lens (IOL) implementation, according to research published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Top 5 Most-Read Ophthalmology Stories of 2020

December 29th 2020, 4:00pm

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In a year in which health care professionals were forced to alter treatment plans to adjust to an ongoing health crisis, the majority of our most popular ophthalmology stories of 2020 involved the intersection of ophthalmologic care and coronavirus disease 2019.

Study to Measure Patient-Reported Outcomes Before and After Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

December 24th 2020, 3:00pm

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Verana Health, along with the FDA, the American Glaucoma Society, and American Academy of Ophthalmology, recently announced the launch of the Patient-Reported Outcomes for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery study with the first patient enrolled.