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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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CONCLUSIONS: This economic review provides supportive evidence of cost-effectiveness of teleophthalmology for DR and glaucoma screening potentially increasing screening accessibility especially for rural and remote populations. Special selection of the targeted screening population will optimise the cost-effectiveness of teleophthalmology. PMID: 29680803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Normal ageing and reduced systemic BP are associated with reduced IOP in Malay and Indian adults. Given that high IOP is a risk factor for glaucoma, our finding highlights the importance of controlling hypertension in older adults, where hypertension and glaucoma incidences are on a rise. PMID: 29632002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Purpose of review To describe the emerging applications of deep learning in ophthalmology. Recent findings Recent studies have shown that various deep learning models are capable of detecting and diagnosing various diseases afflicting the posterior segment of the eye with high accuracy. Most of the initial studies have centered around detection of referable diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Summary Deep learning has shown promising results in automated image analysis of fundus photographs and optical coherence tomography images. Additional testing and research is required to clin...
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH: Edited by Jason Hsu and Sunir Garg Source Type: research
I decided to become a doctor at the tender age of eight when I met my first patient — my grandmother, Grandma Sylvia. After spending two years in the midst of the Liberian civil war, she arrived in the United States with diabetes, hypertension, obesity and nearly blind due to glaucoma. One of my new chores was helping administer her daily insulin injection. I also had the privilege of accompanying Grandma Sylvia to her doctor’s appointments during which she saw a different doctor every visit. Each office visit she had to retell portions of her medical history to the often hurried young physicians (who I know no...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess subjective and quantified metamorphopsia, as well as vision-related quality of life (QOL), in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to determine whether there is a correlation between quantified metamorphopsia and vision-related QOL in patients with AMD. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of patients with AMD. Patients who had a best-corrected visual acuity less than 20/200, vitreomacular adhesion, vitreomacular traction, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, macular edema by causes other than AMD, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, previous retinal surgery, glau...
Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Authors: Barać J, Biuk D, Matić S, Barać I, Pelčić G, Bradvica M Abstract The aim of this prospective study was to detect primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in its early stage in patients at a higher risk of its development, and to identify the risk group with the highest prevalence of POAG. The study was conducted at Department of Ophthalmology, Osijek University Hospital Centre, and included 250 patients divided into five groups, as follows: group 1, patients with diabetes type 1 and type 2; group 2, patients with arterial hypertension (blood pressure>140/90 mm Hg); group 3, patients with positive family ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Conclusion: This case is a unique example of a patient with an extramedullary plasmacytoma with no diagnostic signs of multiple myeloma. PMID: 29559881 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
Alterations in ocular blood flow have been implicated in mechanisms that lead to vision loss in patients with various ocular disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Assessment of retinal and choroidal blood flow is also a window to evaluate systemic diseases that affect microvasculature. Quantification and qualification of the blood flow in the retina and choroid help us understand pathophysiology, stratify disease risk, and monitor disease progression in these disorders.
Source: Survey of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Due to the collapse of the price of genetic testing and the FDA’s gradual ease of the regulatory environment, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies are booming. You can inquire your deoxyribonucleic acid about your ancestry, health risks, metabolism, and some start-ups even promise you to find true love or your kids’ talents. As the jungle of DTC companies is getting denser, more and more people ask me which genetic tests are worth the try. They love the possibility of getting access to their DNA but don’t know where to start. Here’s the DTC genetic testing kick-starter package! Naviga...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Genomics 23andme ancestry DNA DTC future genetic test Genetic testing genetics Genome genome sequencing Health 2.0 Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that finasteride use and aging are risk factors for IFIS and confirm the association of tamsulosin use with IFIS. Further, doxazosin appears to be a relatively safe drug with respect to the occurrence of IFIS.
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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