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Vitrectomy with fibrovascular membrane delamination for proliferative diabetic retinopathy with or without preoperative Avastin.

CONCLUSION: Pre-operative Avastin reduces the risk of intraoperative and postoperative complications and results in better postoperative anatomic and functional outcomes in fibrovascular delamination surgery for patients with PDR. PMID: 29324931 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research

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Authors: Suh YW, Lee JS, Heo H, Park SH, Kim SH, Lim KH, Moon NJ, Lee SJ, Park SH, Baek SH Abstract Purpose: To investigate the association between vision improvement with refractive correction in the visually impaired eyes and the prevalence of ocular comorbidities in the South Korean population. Materials and Methods: The data of 24,620 individuals in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES 2009-2011) were reviewed. Visual impairment was defined as a presenting visual acuity 
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Anti VEGFs have become an invaluable tool in the management of a number of retinal diseases in our center. However, the cost implications are a hindrance to an increased uptake of this form of treatment. Cheaper alternative preparations should be made available to encourage the uptake. Government in developing countries should be encouraged to bear the health burden of the old aged pensioner (OAP). PMID: 29299078 [PubMed]
Source: Open Ophthalmology Journal - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Open Ophthalmol J Source Type: research
Conclusions: The ologen Collagen Matrix can be used successfully as a patch graft to prevent and treat tubal exposure after tube shunt surgery.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2018;9:9 –16
Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
With the strongly held belief that access to health care should be available to everyone — not just the insured — nearly 200 volunteers from UCLA joined an effort to provide free services to more than 2,000 people at a three-day Care Harbor community clinic.“Los Angeles is still one of the leading areas of people without insurance or access to care and it’s a problem for the community,” said Dr. Patrick Dowling, professor and chair of the  UCLA Department of Family Medicine, who led the UCLA volunteer contingent at Care Harbor ’s seventh health care mega clinic. “I’...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
How common are dye eyes?The prevalence of dry eyes has been estimated to be 5-30% percent in persons aged 50 years and older, 7% of US adult population has been diagnosed with dry eye disease. The prevalence increases with age (2.7% in those 18 to 34 years old vs. 19% in those aged 75 years and older). Prevalence is higher in women than men (9% versus 4%).What are the risk factors for dry eye disease?- Advanced age- Female gender- Hormonal changes (primarily due to decreased androgens)- Systemic diseases (eg, diabetes mellitus, Parkinson disease)- Contact lens wear- Systemic medications (antihistamines, anticholinergi...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs
This study was a population-based, cross-sectional study that used data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES), a complex, stratified, multistage, probability-cluster survey. We analyzed a total of 11,959 participants who were above 40 years old and were included in the fifth KNHANES database (2010 to 2012 data). Weighted prevalence of OAG and stroke in various populations were estimated. Univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were performed to examine potential risk factors for stroke, including OAG. Multivariate adjusted odds ratios (OR) for stroke were examined in subjects wi...
Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In NHANES, participants who consumed hot tea daily were less likely to have glaucoma than those who did not consume hot tea. No significant associations were found between the consumption of coffee, iced tea, decaffeinated tea and soft drinks, and glaucoma risk. This study is limited by its cross-sectional design and use of multiple statistical testing, and larger prospective studies are needed to investigate the proposed association between tea consumption and decreased glaucoma risk. PMID: 29242183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
This diagnostic accuracy study compares the performance of deep learning systems vs eye professionals for detecting referable and vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and other eye diseases in retinal images from Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian patients.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 December 2017 Source:Progress in Retinal and Eye Research Author(s): Anton Reiner, Malinda E.C. Fitzgerald, Nobel Del Mar, Chunyan Li The choroid is richly innervated by parasympathetic, sympathetic and trigeminal sensory nerve fibers that regulate choroidal blood flow in birds and mammals, and presumably other vertebrate classes as well. The parasympathetic innervation has been shown to vasodilate and increase choroidal blood flow, the sympathetic input has been shown to vasoconstrict and decrease choroidal blood flow, and the sensory input has been shown to both convey pain and therm...
Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
DiscussionSESCH is a rare but serious sight-threatening ocular condition associated with multiple risk factors including arteriosclerosis, vascular disease, glaucoma, diabetes, intraocular malignancy and diseased eye wall. The predisposing factors involved in this case include advanced age, glaucoma with persistent high intraocular pressure, uncontrolled hypertension and presence of infection.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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