Dexamethasone/Povidone-Iodine Effective for Conjunctivitis Dexamethasone/Povidone-Iodine Effective for Conjunctivitis
The experimental combination led to clinical resolution and viral eradication in a randomized, controlled phase 2 trial.Medscape Medical News
Contact lenses (CLs) are used popular for refractive correction and medical purposes. It is reported that approximately 125 million people wear CL worldwide . One study has estimated that 6% of CL wearers develop a complication each year . So CL related complications are an important part of ophthalmic practice. The conditions range from benign allergic conjunctivitis to serious and vision-threatening microbial keratitis . Surveys on CL related complications had been done in many countries and areas, including Asia [1,4 –8].
ConclusionsAn adult‐derived GRS for allergy predicts the risk of developing allergies in childhood.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
We report such a case of bilateral rickettsial retinitis proven by serology which worsened on systemic steroids and responded dramatically to therapy with oral doxycycline and steroid taper. We thus believe that direct bacterial invasion plays a major role in the pathogenesis of rickettsial retinitis.
We describe the case of a 16-year-old female who presented to the emergency department (ED) with an immediate systemic reaction consistent with anaphylaxis following a bite injury from a pet Mongolian gerbil. Although rare, gerbil bite injury represents another possible allergen source for precipitating a severe allergic reaction.
CONCLUSION: Ocular involvement occurred in 7% of sarcoidosis patients. Uveitis was the most common type of ocular disease. PMID: 29023165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(MedPage Today) -- Almost 80% of patients virus free by day 6
Purpose of review The aim of this study was to review the ocular findings related to the Zika virus (ZIKV) based on the main studies published to date, describe the patterns of the lesions and risk factors, and identify the public health implications and scientific importance of this emerging disease. Recent findings In most studies, the ZIKV seems related to congenital ocular lesions and most mothers reported mild symptoms during the first pregnancy trimester. Five fundus patterns were seen most often: macular chorioretinal atrophy, chorioretinal atrophy elsewhere, focal pigmentary changes in the macular region, optic ne...
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new treatment for pediatric anterior uveitis
r U Abstract Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) is a frequent disease, which is often associated with allergic rhinitis and subsequently manifested as allergic rhinoconjunctivitis. In contrast to other types of chronic allergic conjunctivitis, the course of SAC is not sight-threatening. Pathogenetically, the underlying cause of SAC is an immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated, Th2-driven type 1 hypersensitivity reaction. Clinically it presents with itching, light-red conjunctival injection as well as chemosis that exceeds the extent of conjunctival injection. The goals of treatment are relief of acute signs...
America’s blood supply is better protected from the Zika virus, now that FDA has approved the first test designed to detect the virus in blood donations. Learn about the IVD market at BIOMEDevice San Jose, Dec. 6-7, 2017. The cobas Zika test from Roche has already been used by several U.S. blood collection establishments under an investigational new drug application (IND). The test can also screen for the virus RNA in specimens collected from living organ donors. “Screening blood donations for the Zika virus is critical to preventing infected donations from entering the U.S. blood supply,” said Pet...