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Dr Aaron Lee: AI in Ophthalmology Comes With Important Caveats
Aaron Lee, MD, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington, discusses some limitations of artificial intelligence (AI) in the ophthalmology field.
Study Finds Association Between COVID-19 and Dry Eye Symptoms
One of the long-term effects of COVID-19 may be small fiber neuropathy in the ocular surface causing similar symptoms to dry eye disease and diabetic neuropathy, a recent study found.
Dr Victoria Ly Outlines Potential Future Research on Vision Screening Follow-up Disparities
Victoria Ly, MD, MPH, explains potential next steps for her research on vision screening follow-up rate disparities among children in Arkansas.
AI-Based Anomaly Detection Holds Promise in Screening for Retinal Diseases, Study Says
Recent findings suggest that with more research, anomaly detection may be an option for general retinal disease screening and identification of novel presentations of common retinal diseases.
Researchers Explain Next Steps for Studying the Ocular Effects of Virtual Learning
Judith Lavrich, MD, and Jordan Hamburger outline next steps for their research on virtual learning and pediatric eye health.
Possible Correlations Found Between Aging, Visual Field Reliability Indices
A large real-world analysis assessed age-related changes in commonly used visual field reliability indices and the potential mechanisms behind the trends.
Retrospective Study Finds Neovascular Glaucoma Etiology May Affect Surgical Outcomes
One-year outcomes varied among patients with differing neovascular glaucoma etiologies, but many achieved meaningful vision after surgical treatment that included glaucoma drainage devices.
Dr David Ramsey Discusses the Importance of Telehealth Eye Care Visits
David Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH, outlines what may have contributed to patients' decisions to return to in-person eye care following a telehealth appointment.
Analysis Identifies Factors Associated With Myopia in Dutch Population
Results of a cross-sectional study highlight features linked with high myopia in Dutch individuals.
Dr James Auran Explains Challenges Faced by On-Call Ophthalmologists
James Auran, MD, a professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma, discusses how a lack of providers has created a crisis in the United States.
Top 5 Most-Read Ophthalmology Stories of 2021
The top 5 most-read ophthalmology articles of 2021 on AJMC.com evaluated the effectiveness of novel therapies in several ophthalmic diseases, racial/ethnic disparities in clinical trial participation, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on childhood nearsightedness.
Dr Anne Barmettler on Barriers Stymying Provider Uptake of Teprotumumab
Anne Barmettler, MD, an associate professor of ophthalmology, visual sciences, and plastic surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, discusses the cost of teprotumumab for thyroid eye disease.
Report Documents Steep Increase of Once-Rare Ocular Fungal Infection in Those With COVID-19
In India, incidence of the deadly fungal infection grew throughout 2021, while supply chain shortages inhibited optimal treatment for each patient.
Dr Leon Herndon Outlines Ophthalmic Treatment Considerations for Older Patients
Leon Herndon Jr, MD, a glaucoma specialist, ophthalmologist, and professor of ophthalmology at the Duke University Eye Center, explains certain considerations ophthalmologists may need to take into account when treating older patients and the need for more specialists to meet clinical demand.
50-Year Retrospective Study Highlights Pediatric Ocular Complication Differences in T1D, T2D
Results of a retrospective cohort study show youth with type 2 diabetes were almost twice as likely to develop retinopathy compared with those with type 1 diabetes.
Dr Aaron Lee: Educating Ophthalmology Clinicians on AI Is Crucial
Aaron Lee, MD, an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington, explains why raising the standard of medical knowledge of artificial intelligence (AI) in ophthalmology is important.
Dr Victoria Ly Offers Potential Solutions to Vision Screening Follow-up Disparities
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A recent study found that hypertensive events and anesthesia use may be reduced when patients listen to music before cataract surgery.
Dr Rajesh Rajpal on Recovery From Cataract Surgery, Employer Considerations
Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, speaks on the timeline of recovery for patients with cataract undergoing corrective surgery.
Novel Port Delivery System With Ranibizumab Approved in Wet AMD
The first-of-its-kind port delivery system with ranibizumab serves as the first wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) treatment in 15 years to provide an alternative to frequent eye injections.
Ranibizumab Linked With Extensive Lapses in Care for Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Approximately half of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy exhibited long lapses in care when prescribed ranibizumab across a 5-year follow-up.
Ophthalmology Overview: First Nasal Spray for Dry Eye Disease, Surgical Outcomes in Pediatric Patients, and More
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