Ophthalmology Times Europe 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. Vision problems affecting English children’s literacy September 28, 2016 By Laird Harrison Reductions in vision correlate with lower literacy scores on standardised tests, a new study showed. 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 Nepal institute pioneers corneal donation programme September 14, 2016 Nepal’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 muscles August 17, 2016 By Laird Harrison Reading a computer screen with background glare can affect muscles not only in the eyes but also the neck. New technology predicts conversion to POAG August 10, 2016 By Laird Harrison Clinicians 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 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.