Factors associated with trachoma treatment and control treatment in schools of municipality of the Northeast Region, Brazil
Conclusion: Inadequate treatment and control of trachoma treatment showed an association with socioeconomic variables and follow-up of primary care. Health education activities were not accessible to the entire community, indicating the need for more involvement by primary care professionals .
Authors: Lee YJ, Joo K, Seong MW, Park KH, Park SS, Woo SJ PMID: 32233153 [PubMed - in process]
enedo Marcos Ortega Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) has become a relevant image modality in the ophthalmological clinical practice, as it offers a detailed representation of the eye fundus. This medical imaging modality is currently one of the main means of identification and characterization of intraretinal cystoid regions, a crucial task in the diagnosis of exudative macular disease or macular edema, among the main causes of blindness in developed countries. This work presents an exhaustive analysis of intensity and texture-based descriptors for its identification and classification, using a complete set of 510 ...
Conclusion: Although Fusarium keratitis remains a rare complication of CL wear, we found a significant increase of cases in the Netherlands. The course of infection may be severe and fungal diagnosis was often delayed. Antifungal treatment strategies varied widely and the treatment failure rate was high, requiring transplantation or even enucleation. Our study underscores the need for systematic surveillance of fungal keratitis and a consensus management protocol.
This study provides insight on the mechanistic role of FH in nAMD and invites to reconsider its therapeutic potential.
This study adds valuable knowledge on motor cognition and mental imagery processes in the blind.
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — Many patients who have contracted the coronavirus are reporting that they experienced a loss of smell. Now new research out of Harvard University is supporting the link between that strange symptom and COVID-19. The Crimson interviewed Harvard Medical School associate professor Sandeep R. Datta, whose team wanted to dig deeper into the anecdotal accounts about the coronavirus causing anosmia, or smell blindness. The scientists’ research paper published Saturday on bioRxiv is awaiting peer review. “There seems to be a strong association between the development of disturbances in smell and...
CONCLUSIONS Our findings show that intravitreal injection of hRPCs is effective and safe in protecting photoreceptor cells in RCS rats, but were no longer effective at 12 weeks after transplantation. Moreover, hRPCs released multiple neurotrophic factors that may be involved in treating retinal disease. PMID: 32221273 [PubMed - in process]
Retinal degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the world; its etiology is complex and involves genetic defects and stress-associated aging. In addition to gene therapies for known genetically defectiv...
This study aims to analyze regional differences on the global burden of AMD and help direct related policy making.
Conclusion: Our results show that there is little interest of intrastromal triazole administration due to the short duration of high cornea concentrations obtained after intracorneal injection. Posaconazole eye drops maintain therapeutic cornea concentrations in rats and could be used to treat severe infectious keratitis. PMID: 32228098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]