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Ophthalmology Times Europe

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.
Google DeepMind searches for signs of retinopathyGoogle is using its DeepMind computing system to search for early signs of diabetic retinopathy and neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), the company announced this month.
New study finds association between myopic progression and reading positionIt is not better to sit up straight to read, a long-term study has concluded. Finnish researchers Olavi Pärssinen and Markku Kauppinen published their results in Acta Ophthalmologica this month.
Wavefront-guided PRK after CXL for keratoconusTechnique targets the main cause of vision degradation and a large clinical series finds positive results.
Community monitoring of nAMD as effective as hospital monitoringCommunity monitoring of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) can be just as effective as hospital-based monitoring, researchers say.
Tear volume – a neglected issue?Dry eye disease is one of the most common conditions encountered by eye care professionals, yet measurement of tear volume remains difficult. A newly developed tool is reliable and straightforward to use.
Acanthamoeba contact lens danger analysedDespite frequent disregard of contact lens hygiene recommendations and an abundance of Acanthamoeba spp. in local drinking water, contact lens wearers in Madrid, Spain, appear to be avoiding keratitis, researchers say.

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