The AJMC® Ophthalmology compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for treatment of disorders of the eye.
Ophthalmology Overview: How Chronic Pain Impacts the Cornea, Dry Eye Disease in Postmenopausal Women, and More
Highlighting the latest ophthalmology-related news reported across MJH Life Sciences™.
Study Finds Significant Price Transparency Concerns for Ophthalmologic Procedures
An evaluation of price transparency tools for ophthalmologic procedures found significant usability, availability, and variability issues, which may disproportionately impact vulnerable populations.
Ophthalmology Overview: Novel Technology for Dry Eye Disease, Causes of Macular Degeneration, and More
Young-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Linked With Higher Risk of Retinopathy in Men
Male patients with young-onset type 2 diabetes were found to be at 72% greater risk of retinopathy compared with those who received a diagnosis at 50 years or older.
Ophthalmology Overview: Virtual Training for Diabetic Retinopathy, Impact of Blurry Vision, and More
Insulin Pump Use Linked With Decreased Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy in Young Patients With T1D
Risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR) was found to be decreased in young patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who were treated with insulin pumps, with findings also indicating a 2.1-fold greater risk of DR in Black participants compared with White individuals.
Dr Rajesh Rajpal on the Future of Eye Lens Technology, Cataract Surgery
Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, addresses ongoing and future innovations in eye lens technology and instruments for cataract surgery.
Development of Myopia Found to Accelerate in Young Schoolchildren Amid Pandemic
Incidence and risk of myopia development were found to rise significantly among young Chinese schoolchildren who were exposed to environmental changes caused by COVID-19 between grades 2 to 3.
Ophthalmology Overview: Training With Virtual Reality, Refractive Error in Children, and More
Comorbid Ophthalmic, Systemic Conditions Linked With Higher Risk of Dementia
People with both ophthalmic and systemic conditions were found to be at higher risk of dementia compared with those with only 1 such condition. Some ophthalmic conditions—age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and diabetes-related eye disease—also increased risk on their own.
Dr Rajesh Rajpal Reviews Latest Innovations in Cataract Surgery
Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, discusses the surgical options available to patients undergoing cataract surgery.
School-Based Vision Program Shown to Improve Short-term Academic Performance in Adolescents
Students in grades 3 to 7 who were given eyeglasses as part of a school-based vision program were found to achieve better reading scores and exhibit improved academic achievement over 1 year.
Ophthalmology Overview: Managing a Practice, Weight Loss Lessens Risk of Cataract, and More
Study Finds Increased Dosage of Timolol-Dorzolamide Fixed Combination Safe, Effective in Open-Angle Glaucoma
Increasing the dosage of timolol-dorzolamide fixed combination from twice a day to 3 times a day was found to be safe and significantly more effective in reducing intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma, although further research on safety may be warranted.
Dr Rajesh Rajpal on Eye Health Implications of Visual Needs in Younger Populations
Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, discusses how greater visual needs are contributing to adverse eye health in younger populations.
Study Finds Significant Glaucoma Surgery, Mortality Risk Link in Elderly Patients
Elderly patients who underwent surgery for glaucoma had a greater risk of all-cause and cause-specific mortality than those who did not have surgery, including greater risk of cancer and neurologic cause–related mortality.
Presurgery Corticosteroids May Worsen Conjunctival Hyperemia Post Trabeculectomy
A new report suggests corticosteroids likely are not a panacea for ocular surface disease, a potential adverse effect of trabeculectomy.
Aflibercept Likely to Improve Severity, Complications of Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Findings of the PANORAMA randomized clinical trial show that when patients with severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy were treated with intravitreal aflibercept, severity improved over 100 weeks and the likelihood of vision-threatening complications significantly reduced.
Low Safety Risk Observed in Office-Based, Operating Room Anti-VEGF Intravitreal Injections
A low risk of adverse safety outcomes was observed in anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) intravitreal injections performed in office-based and operating room settings, with a higher rate of culture-positive endophthalmitis found in the office setting.
Dr Rajesh Rajpal Discusses Screen Usage, Eye Issues Amid the Pandemic
Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, speaks on the impact of screen usage for eyes and trends in eye symptom burden reported amid the pandemic.
Ophthalmology Overview: Surge in Laser Vision Correction Procedures, Glaucoma Prevalence in West Africa, and More
Ophthalmology Overview: Bevacizumab BLA in Wet AMD, Long COVID-19 and Corneal Nerve Damage, and More
Aetna Requires Precertification for All Cataract Surgeries, Angering Ophthalmologists
The health insurance provider said it believes up to 20% of all cataract surgeries may be unnecessary, but ophthalmology groups disagree.
Dr Rajesh Rajpal on US Prevalence of Cataracts, Risk Factors for Younger Populations
Rajesh Rajpal, MD, chief medical officer, global head of clinical medical affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, discusses the process of cataract development and its prevalence in both older and younger populations.
Ophthalmology Overview: 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Implications, Personalizing Glaucoma Surgery, and More
Gene Therapy Associated With Vision Preservation in Retinal Disease
The manipulation of key enzymes through methods of gene therapy was shown to provide protection against vision loss from multiple retinal conditions.
Dr Bobeck Modjtahedi Outlines Limitations of Telehealth Use for Diabetic Retinopathy
Bobeck Modjtahedi, MD, highlights some of the challenges of using telehealth to treat individuals with diabetic retinopathy.
Ophthalmology Overview: Pediatric Eye Examinations, How Diet Affects Glaucoma, and More
Team Creates Algorithm to Allocate Gene Therapy for Patients With Inherited Vision Loss
The development of a successful gene therapy for RPE65-associated inherited retinal disease is a major breakthrough, but it also prompts difficult questions about which patients are good candidates for the therapy.
Hormonal Contraceptive Use Associated With Increased Risk of Glaucoma in Women
Hormonal contraceptive use among women of childbearing age was associated with a more than 2-fold higher risk of developing glaucoma, although risk was still relatively low.
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