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Ophthalmology Times Europe

Giant cell arteritis treatment expeditedThe 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 diabetesWork is progressing on contact lenses that can monitor biomarkers in tear film for intraocular pressure, diabetes mellitus, and other health conditions.
Computer assisted cataract surgery with toric intraocular lens implantation
Vision problems affecting English children’s literacyReductions in vision correlate with lower literacy scores on standardised tests, a new study showed.
Ranibizumab proves effective for DMO in NHS clinicsPatients 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
Nepal institute pioneers corneal donation programmeNepal’s Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology has been working to build one of the most successful corneal donation programmes in the world.
Glare behind computers activates neck musclesReading a computer screen with background glare can affect muscles not only in the eyes but also the neck.
New technology predicts conversion to POAGClinicians can predict which patients with ocular hypertension are most likely to develop primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) using short-wave automated perimetry, scanning laser polimetry, and confocal laser ophthalmoscopy, as well as the patient’s age, researchers said.
Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy possible in childrenScreening 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 diagnosisStudies in mice suggest that a technology based on topical endoscope fundus imaging could allow early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have said.

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