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

Dr Vivienne Hau Highlights the Need for Better Trial Design for Patient Diversity

August 2nd 2022, 1:35pm


Getting a more diverse patient population in clinical trials may be as simple as including paperwork in more languages, but good training among investigators and study coordinators can help identify unconscious biases that may also have an impact, explained Vivienne Hau, MD, clinical assistant professor with the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Vitreoretinal Surgery Has Higher Costs in Europe, Postoperative Complications in US

July 31st 2022, 3:12pm


Research presented at the American Society of Retina Specialists conference found that vitreoretinal surgery had cost and health implications in both Europe and the United States.

Dr Sabin Dang Discusses the Impact of Delayed Treatment in Retina Diseases

July 25th 2022, 1:19pm


In retina surgery, obtaining prior authorization is an extra burden, and a delay in treatment for some of these patients could mean loss of vision, said Sabin Dang, MD, ophthalmologist with The Retina Institute.

Using AI to Screen for Preventable Infant Blindness in Underresourced Countries

July 18th 2022, 4:37pm


A recent study examined whether an artificial intelligence (AI) trained risk model could screen for retinopathy of prematurity, a leading cause of preventable blindness in infants in low- and middle-income countries, via telehealth.

Ganglion Cell Complex Thinning Associated With Vision-Related Quality of Life

July 15th 2022, 5:38pm


Faster and sectoral central location of ganglion cell complex thinning could be used to determine the risk of vision-related quality of life in patients with glaucoma.

Diabetic Retinopathy Associated With Increased Risk of Stroke

July 11th 2022, 4:06pm


A recent review found a likely association between diabetic retinopathy and increased risk of stroke with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Study Finds Association Between Migraines, Ocular Motor Cranial Nerve Palsy

July 3rd 2022, 4:04pm


A population-based, observational, retrospective cohort study found that there was an association between migraines and ocular motor cranial nerve palsy.

Aetna to Halt Prior Authorization Requirement for Cataract Surgeries

July 1st 2022, 4:45pm


Aetna announced it they would no longer be requiring prior approval for cataract surgeries starting in July.

Chart-Based Visual Function Tests Limited in Detecting Intermediate AMD

June 28th 2022, 12:46pm


A noninterventional study found that chart-based assessments of visual function had adequate repeatability but were limited in discriminating between no age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and intermediate AMD.

Analysis Finds Ranibizumab PDS Cost-Saving in Long-term Scenarios

June 22nd 2022, 5:45pm


A recent study found that the ranibizumab port delivery system (PDS) has cost-saving potential compared with regular ranibizumab or aflibercept injections for age-related macular degeneration if used in the long term.