Ophthalmology

Early Months of Pandemic Saw Decreased Rates of Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

March 8th 2021, 8:17pm

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Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a nationwide decrease in critical vitreoretinal surgical procedures deemed as urgent or emergent, according to findings published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Scheimpflug Imaging Helps Predict Corneal Edema Resolution After DMEK

March 3rd 2021, 9:15pm

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Findings of post hoc analyses published in JAMA Ophthalmology suggest that preoperative Scheimpflug imaging can help predict corneal edema resolution following Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).

Study Supports Preschool-Based Vision Screening Programs to Increase Glasses Wear

March 1st 2021, 9:42pm

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Research published in JAMA Ophthalmology supports the continued implementation of preschool-based vision screening programs, as nearly 3 of 4 preschool students consistently wore their glasses at school during the first year of use.

Survey: Thyroid Eye Disease Reduces Quality of Life Beyond Acute Phase

February 25th 2021, 6:45pm

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A new survey conducted by Horizon Therapeutics highlighted the negative impacts thyroid eye disease have on patients’ quality of life, finding effects often continue beyond the acute disease phase and into a chronic phase.

Investigation Finds Tuberculosis May Be Risk Factor for Behçet Disease

February 23rd 2021, 4:11pm

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An analysis of human genetic and biomarker data found that tuberculosis was a risk factor for Behçet disease, a noninfectious uveitis condition.

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion Rates in Korea Decreased Over Time, Study Finds

February 19th 2021, 11:00pm

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Rates of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO), which is associated with and shares common risk factors with cardiovascular diseases, have decreased over time in Korea, a recent cohort study of 50 million residents found.

Umbrella Review Highlights Global Scope of Vision Impairment, Reduced Quality of Life

February 16th 2021, 5:30pm

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A global analysis of 9 systematic reviews found a consistent association between vision impairment, eye diseases, and reduced quality of life.

Researchers Identify Candidate Factors Associated With Visual Impairment in Diabetic Eyes

February 10th 2021, 7:13pm

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Using optical coherence tomography, researchers found that length of disorganization of retinal inner layer, length of external ellipsoid zone disruption, and foveal avascular zone circularity were associated with visual impairment in treatment-naïve patients with diabetes.

Retinal Measures Potential Biomarkers for Sickle Cell Disease Progression

February 8th 2021, 9:02pm

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Results of a longitudinal prospective case-control study found rates of retinal thinning were higher among individuals with sickle cell retinopathy compared with individuals without the condition.

Air Pollution Associated With Increased Rates of AMD

February 3rd 2021, 6:00pm

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Greater exposure to particulate matter2.5 was associated with an 8% increase in self-reported age-related macular degeneration (AMD).