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Ophthalmology

Role of corticosteroids uncertain in AMD managementThere is no doubt that inflammation is a component of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and yet the role of corticosteroid treatment in the management of eyes with AMD remains uncertain, said Marc de Smet, MD, PhD.
New therapies needed for allergy symptoms, quality of lifeHalf of patients with ocular allergies report experiencing symptoms year-round. While nearly all of them take eye drops to treat their symptoms, the majority report limited or no effect from over-the-counter drops, according to a new survey. The results suggest that new treatment approaches would improve both symptoms and quality of life.
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How novel anticoagulants compare with warfarin for intraocular bleedingHow do the newer anticoagulant medications compare with warfarin when it comes to the risk of intraocular bleeding? A meta-analysis published in JAMA Ophthalmology did a systematic review of phase 3 randomized trials looking at over 100,000 patients.
Engaging OCTA in glaucoma imaging
Engaging OCTA in glaucoma imagingA prospective, observational study found that eyes with mild POAG could be differentiated from pre-perimetric glaucomatous eyes, which also could be differentiated from normal eyes using OCTA-derived retinal vessel density measurements.
Finding a fix for irregular astigmatism after PK Transepithelial topography-guided PRK can help correct irregular astigmatism after penetrating keratoplasty.
Evidence-based ophthalmologyWhy it is that ophthalmologists who read the same papers in the same journals have such widely varying approaches?
Study explores influence of ocular blood flow in course of glaucomaOcular blood flow has been associated with the incidence, prevalence and progression of glaucoma, but its potential causative role remains a subject for debate. Better insights may be on the horizon using OCT angiography and sophisticated mathematical modeling techniques.
Adding electroretinography: Technology to clinical utilityPattern electroretinography (PERG) and visually evoked potential (VEP) tests can objectively evaluate the function of axion and retinal ganglion cells. These test results can add another component in successfully treating patients with cataract and/or glaucoma.