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Stereotactic Radiotherapy Reduces Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy in Neovascular AMD

No loss in visual acuity, with reduced cost of treatment

Jun 14, 2024
Melatonin Use Tied to Decreased Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Retrospective research isn't definitive but cheap supplement has been linked to better eye health

Jun 07, 2024
Complete Success Rate Not as High as Expected With Gel Stent Implant for Glaucoma

Furthermore, re-operations, bleb needling were needed in 28% and 18% of patients

May 30, 2024
FDA Urged to Relax Tissue Donation Restrictions for Gay, Bisexual Men

Advocates say policy should be based on individualized risk assessments, "not historic bias"

May 28, 2024
Complete Success Rate Not as High as Expected With Gel Stent Implant for Glaucoma

Furthermore, re-operations, bleb needling were needed in 28% and 18% of patients

FDA Urged to Relax Tissue Donation Restrictions for Gay, Bisexual Men

Advocates say policy should be based on individualized risk assessments, "not historic bias"

Ophthalmology Case Studies

Growing Eye Mass Leads to a Rare Diagnosis

Tropical parasitic disease is often asymptomatic, but beware of unexplained ocular symptoms

A photo of skewers of crocodile meat at a market.
Eye Pain and Deteriorating Vision After Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Case highlights risk-benefit considerations with concurrent bilateral intravitreal injections

 A photo of a surgeon performing an intravitreal injection.
What Caused the Pigmented Spot on Teen Boy's Eye?

Authors discuss how best to diagnose and manage him, given the absence of any symptoms

 A photo of a teen male undergoing a slit lamp examination of his eye.

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Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Fails to Prevent AMD in Older Adults

However, aspirin was only given for 3 years, "a relatively short" time in the evolution of AMD

May 23, 2024
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FDA Approves First Interchangeable Biosimilars to Aflibercept for AMD

Yesafili and Opuviz can be substituted at a pharmacy without consulting the prescriber

May 20, 2024
FDA APPROVED aflibercept-jbvf (Yesafili) and aflibercept-yszy (Opuviz) over a photo of age-related macular degeneration
Another Study Debunks Benefits of Omega-3 Supplements for Dry Eye Disease

While they don't seem to cause any harm, the supplements failed to improve symptoms

May 16, 2024
A photo of Omega 3 fish oil supplements
Avian Flu Update: U.S. Announces More Than $175 Million to Track, Contain H5N1

"The risk to the public from this outbreak remains low," HHS Secretary says

May 10, 2024
 A photo of dairy cows in an outdoor feeding pen in Texas.
Teprotumumab Improves Thyroid Eye Disease Across Phenotypes

Both younger and older patients had similar overall improvements

May 10, 2024
AACE over a photo of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
Retinopathy With Long-Term HCQ Use: Large Study IDs Risk Factors

Hint: it's not just the cumulative dose

May 09, 2024
A photo of a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets.
Gene Editing Improves Vision in Rare and Devastating Retinal Disorder

Therapy improved best corrected visual acuity in four of 14 patients, and others benefited too

May 07, 2024
 A computer rendering of rod and cone photoreceptors
Can At-Home Vision Tests Detect Active Neovascular AMD?

Report suggests several tools are inadequate, but app developers question the findings

May 02, 2024
 A photo of the MultiBit app running on a smartphone and tablet.
Uveitis History Linked to Recurrence After COVID Vaccination

Commentators say it's important to keep findings in perspective in light of vaccine benefits

Apr 25, 2024
Close-up of a male with uveitis.
Underweight, but Not Obesity, Linked to Glaucoma Progression

Meanwhile, tobacco/alcohol use had no significant links to changes in retinal nerve fiber layer

Apr 22, 2024
 A photo of a female opthalmologist operating a tonometer to test her mature female patients eye.
Science Journals Under Fire; Infusion System Recall; Visual Impairment and Suicide

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Apr 18, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Pediatric Eye Care 'Deserts' Pervasive in the U.S.

87% of counties don't have a single pediatric ophthalmologist or pediatric optometrist

Apr 15, 2024
A photo of a female pediatric ophthalmologist pointing to an eye chart while a little girl looks on.
Growing Eye Mass Leads to a Rare Diagnosis

Tropical parasitic disease is often asymptomatic, but beware of unexplained ocular symptoms

Apr 13, 2024
A photo of skewers of crocodile meat at a market.
No Difference in Kidney Failure Risk Between Three Anti-VEGF Agents for Eye Disease

"We can let other factors guide our treatment," researcher says

Apr 10, 2024
A photo of a surgeon performing an intravitreal injection.
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