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Managing challenges in giant retinal tear re-attachment
Giant retinal tears pose outsize challenges for physicians, including the risks of hemorrhage, heavy fluid droplets, and macular holes, according to Gerardo Ledesma-Gil, MD, who was challenged with both of these complications in a recent case.
Tea tree oil proposed for blepharitis
Though there is scant research to guide treatment, tea tree oil shampoo might successfully improve some cases of blepharitis, according to two physicians at the Eye Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom.
Single-layered closure successful in lower eyelid reconstruction
A single-layered closure technique may work as well as a double-layered closure technique in lower eyelid reconstruction, a new study suggested.
First three injections predict success of anti-VEGFs in diabetic macular edema
While it is still unclear why some patients respond well to anti-VEGF therapy and others do not, a new post hoc analysis of the DRCR.net Protocol I data may help physician make more efficient use of therapy by more quickly identifying which category each patient is in.
How myopia shaped the attitudes of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan
How myopia shaped the attitudes of Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan
Severe myopia affected the attitudes of both Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, but in opposite ways, according to biographer Edmund Morris. “Since both of them became aware of their myopia in their early teens, it was obviously a formative experience for both of them,” Morris told Ophthalmology Times.
New study finds limits of keratometry in keratoconus
Reproducibility of keratometry is better for early keratoconus than for advanced keratoconus, a new study showed. The study could help clinicians decide when to use corneal cross-linking in their efforts to stop the progression of the disease, wrote Tom H. Flynn, PhD, and his colleagues from the Corneal Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital, St. George’s Hospital, London. They published their finding in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
2015's glaucoma therapy advances
While no new drug shook up the world of glaucoma in 2015, a variety of promising agents made incremental advances toward the market with their true potential as yet unproven. Manufacturers have continued to refine approaches to existing drugs.
Improvements in detecting and measuring glaucoma round out 2015
As 2015 progressed, researchers reported better ways to detect glaucoma, measure the damage it is causing, and understand how that damage is affecting their patients’ lives. No single innovation revolutionized the profession, but a wide range of technologies became more available to clinicians.
Researchers call for new standards in strabismus surgery for Graves’ orbitopathy
A standard measurement and grading system for the field of binocular single vision (BSV) should be combined with a quality of life (QoL) questionnaire to assess the success of strabismus surgery in patients with diplopia from Graves’ orbitopathy researchers said.
Pattern recognition receptor research yields promising results in keratitis
New research into pattern-recognition receptors is yielding promising therapies that target the specific pathogens and inflammatory pathways in keratitis, researchers said.

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