Mediterranean diet may protect against macular degeneration November 08, 2016 By Laird Harrison The Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study of two Portuguese populations. Researchers make strides in amblyopia November 02, 2016 By Laird Harrison Accumulating evidence suggests that multiple treatments can help people with amblyopia, according to a review of the literature. Adalimumab effective but not a cure for uveitis October 26, 2016 By Laird Harrison Adalimumab (Humira, AbbVie), an immunosuppressive biologic therapy, improves the symptoms of noninfectious active uveitis, but causes some adverse events and does not cure the disease, researchers say. Giant cell arteritis treatment expedited October 12, 2016 By Laird Harrison The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expediting its review of a new potential treatment for giant cell arteritis, a rare inflammatory disease that can cause permanent vision loss, Roche has announced. Biosensors in contact lenses can monitor IOP and diabetes October 05, 2016 By Laird Harrison Work is progressing on contact lenses that can monitor biomarkers in tear film for intraocular pressure, diabetes mellitus, and other health conditions. Ranibizumab proves effective for DMO in NHS clinics September 21, 2016 By Laird Harrison Patients treated for diabetic macular oedema with ranibizumab in the UK National Health Service (NHS) are getting benefits similar to those seen in clinical trials, according to a new study Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy possible in children August 03, 2016 By Laird Harrison Screening programmes could catch diabetic retinopathy in children earlier if they began screening 6 years after diabetes is diagnosed. Fundus imaging results promising for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis July 27, 2016 By Laird Harrison Studies in mice suggest that a technology based on topical endoscope fundus imaging could allow early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have said. New mosaic retinitis pigmentosa mutation reported May 04, 2016 By Laird Harrison Investigators in Israel have discovered a retinitis pigmentosa-causing mutation for which unaffected individuals can be mosaic, followed by autosomal dominant inheritance in successive generations.