You Have a Sixth Sense You Probably Aren't Using Yet You Have a Sixth Sense You Probably Aren't Using Yet
Dolphins do it underwater and bats tap into this in darkness to find their way. Some people who are blind already use it and scientists say it is only a matter of time before more people learn how.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Do Anti-VEGF Injections for Diabetic Retinopathy Impact Mortality? Do Anti-VEGF Injections for Diabetic Retinopathy Impact Mortality?
A signal for higher mortality in patients with diabetic retinopathy using anti-VEGF inhibitors was seen in a new study, but this needs to be looked at more rigorously, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Risk of Postinjection Endophthalmitis No Higher With Universal Masking Risk of Postinjection Endophthalmitis No Higher With Universal Masking
The risk of developing endophthalmitis after intravitreal injection of anti-VEGF is not increased when healthcare workers and patients wear face masks, according to a large retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg discusses the effect of anterior capsule overlap on the rotational stability of a toric IOL.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

OCT Corneal Epithelial Mapping May Help Doctors Better Diagnose Dry Eye OCT Corneal Epithelial Mapping May Help Doctors Better Diagnose Dry Eye
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) corneal epithelial mapping can help doctors better screen for and stage dry-eye disease, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Allergic Conjunctivitis Severely Affects Children's Quality of Life Allergic Conjunctivitis Severely Affects Children's Quality of Life
Physical, emotional, social, and especially school functioning were all affected. Parents also experienced large effects on quality of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Caffeine May Raise Risk for Inherited Glaucoma Caffeine May Raise Risk for Inherited Glaucoma
Previous studies showed that people who took large doses of caffeine experienced temporary increases in eye pressure. Researchers have wondered whether ingesting caffeine over a long period could pose a risk.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Vaping Linked to Visual Impairment Vaping Linked to Visual Impairment
An association between e-cigarette use and visual impairment raises questions about the safety of vaping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cancellation of Care Came Mostly From Patients Early in Pandemic Cancellation of Care Came Mostly From Patients Early in Pandemic
However, much more care was postponed or canceled because patients feared going to medical offices and hospitals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Metagenomics May Enhance the Diagnosis of Infectious Keratitis Metagenomics May Enhance the Diagnosis of Infectious Keratitis
Dr Christopher Rapuano evaluates a new study comparing standard corneal cultures with combined DNA/RNA sequencing.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Reduced Cataract Risk Alcohol Consumption Linked to Reduced Cataract Risk
Red wine had the strongest association with reduced risk of cataract, followed by white wine and champagne and then beer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Increased Screen Time During COVID-19 May Accelerate Myopia Boom Increased Screen Time During COVID-19 May Accelerate Myopia Boom
A new review article wrestles with the pandemic's possible ocular implications for children, who are home in front of their screens at levels like never before.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

How Retinal Imaging May Help Identify Alzheimer's Disease How Retinal Imaging May Help Identify Alzheimer's Disease
An exploratory analysis into combining optical coherence tomography and artificial intelligence shows promising results.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

HDL Mimetic Restores Kidney Function, Vision in Rare Disorder HDL Mimetic Restores Kidney Function, Vision in Rare Disorder
The HDL mimetic CER-001 may arrest the decline in kidney function and improve the vision of patients with familial lecithin –cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency, suggests a French case report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

ASDS Issues First Filler Safety Recommendations ASDS Issues First Filler Safety Recommendations
"Truthfully, a lot of people don't know what they're doing," lead author Derek Jones, MD, of Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, said in an interview.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

The Most Accurate IOL Formulas to Use in Short Axial Eyes The Most Accurate IOL Formulas to Use in Short Axial Eyes
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg comments on how the Kane and EVO 2.0 formulas set themselves apart from the field in this rare but challenging population.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 20, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Influence of Patient Mask Wearing on Ocular Injection-Related Infection Unclear Influence of Patient Mask Wearing on Ocular Injection-Related Infection Unclear
Pre-pandemic research suggests that mask wearing by clinicians may reduce infectious endophthalmitis in patients receiving ocular injections, and that a no-talking policy can also help. But the influence of mask wearing by patients themselves still remains to be precisely defined, ressearchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Smart Contact Lens Targets Vision Improvement Smart Contact Lens Targets Vision Improvement
The device, which is like a smartphone in the eye, took home an award at the year's biggest tech conference, but it's not quite ready for prime time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Surgery Equals Drug Tx for Bleeding in Diabetic Retinopathy Surgery Equals Drug Tx for Bleeding in Diabetic Retinopathy
A comparison of vitrectomy and anti-VEGF injections to treat vitreous hemorrhage in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy shows the pros and cons of each, but effects are similar.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Endophthalmitis After Cataract Surgery: An Update Endophthalmitis After Cataract Surgery: An Update
Endophthalmitis is a known but uncommon complication of cataract surgery. What have we recently learned about the prevention and management of this potentially serious condition?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fluocinolone Implant Real-World Experience Matches DME Trials Fluocinolone Implant Real-World Experience Matches DME Trials
Patients who had not benefited from anti-VEGF intravitreal injections experienced improved vision and sustained it for 3 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Drug Use-Induced Endophthalmitis Rises Exponentially in US Drug Use-Induced Endophthalmitis Rises Exponentially in US
Drug use-induced endophthalmitis increased four-fold in the US between 2013-2016, and clinicians should maintain a'high index of suspicion'for the condition, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Trifocal-Lens Implant Frees Most From Spectacles After Cataract Surgery Trifocal-Lens Implant Frees Most From Spectacles After Cataract Surgery
Patients who receive trifocal-lens implants after cataract surgery are much less likely to need glasses than those who receive monofocal implants, according to a new confirmatory study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Assault- and Sports-Related Concussions May Differ in Kids Assault- and Sports-Related Concussions May Differ in Kids
Assessment and outcome disparities among children with assault-related vs sports-related concussions were found in a small study, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery Increases During Pandemic Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery Increases During Pandemic
Immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery, or ISBCS, has become a more popular method for cataract surgery in recent years, and the pandemic dramatically increased interest in the approach, according to a group of eye surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

AI Could Help Track Response to Anti-VEGF Therapy for Diabetic Macular Edema AI Could Help Track Response to Anti-VEGF Therapy for Diabetic Macular Edema
Artificial intelligence analysis of imaging data could help monitor treatment response in patients with diabetic macular edema undergoing treatment with anti-VEGF, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

As Ophthalmology Clinics Reopen, New Questions Abound As Ophthalmology Clinics Reopen, New Questions Abound
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg discusses navigating our disorienting new normal.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 24, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

COVID-19 Status Should Influence Noninfectious Uveitis Treatment Decisions COVID-19 Status Should Influence Noninfectious Uveitis Treatment Decisions
In patients with noninfectious uveitis, the individual's COVID-19 status should influence decisions regarding immunomodulatory therapy, according to a survey-based study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Is Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy a Better Option for Glaucoma? Is Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy a Better Option for Glaucoma?
Dr Shuchi Patel on how this novel single-use ophthalmic device stacks up against conventional goniotomy and trabectome.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

COVID-19 Precautions Needed in Ophthalmology COVID-19 Precautions Needed in Ophthalmology
Consensus recommendations are needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the ophthalmology profession, doctors conclude in an editorial published in Ophthalmology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 17, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

More Adults at Risk for Vision Loss, Glasses Less Affordable More Adults at Risk for Vision Loss, Glasses Less Affordable
The number of US adults at risk of losing their vision has increased in the past 15 years, yet at the same time eyeglasses have become less affordable, new data showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

New Insights Into Vision Problems in Parkinson's New Insights Into Vision Problems in Parkinson's
Visual impairment, including double vision and blurriness, are significantly more common in patients with Parkinson disease than in healthy persons, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 12, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Double Trouble: 4 Things to Do in Patients With Diplopia Double Trouble: 4 Things to Do in Patients With Diplopia
A guide for discerning whether the cause of new-onset diplopia is benign or potentially life-threatening.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

New Fixed-Dose, Once-Daily Combo Eyedrop Shows Efficacy in Glaucoma New Fixed-Dose, Once-Daily Combo Eyedrop Shows Efficacy in Glaucoma
There is a sound rationale why combining netarsudil and latanoprost would work so well.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 10, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Candida auris Tied to Vision Loss in Case Report Candida auris Tied to Vision Loss in Case Report
Infection with Candida auris likely led to panophthalmitis and vision loss in an immunocompromised patient, according to a new case report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 9, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Is Treat-and-Extend Truly Effective for Diabetic Macular Edema? Is Treat-and-Extend Truly Effective for Diabetic Macular Edema?
A 2-year study is the latest to highlight this approach's benefits, but its design also overlooks an important comparative treatment.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 29, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Are Modest Gains From Two-Stent Glaucoma Surgery Worth Pursuing? Are Modest Gains From Two-Stent Glaucoma Surgery Worth Pursuing?
It may not replace trabeculectomy yet, but there is value associated with this second-generation microinvasive surgery.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Brolucizumab as Good as Aflibercept for Neovascular AMD Brolucizumab as Good as Aflibercept for Neovascular AMD
Brolucizumab is noninferior to aflibercept and requires less-frequent injections for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), according to results from two phase-3 trials.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 4, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Rarely Complicates Ulcerative Colitis Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Rarely Complicates Ulcerative Colitis
Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) can rarely complicate the course of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a case series.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why Patients Keep Crucial Info From Clinicians Why Patients Keep Crucial Info From Clinicians
A recent survey had some surprising revelations as to why patients don't divulge health information. Can its findings help us increase disclosure?Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Tags: None Viewpoint Source Type: news

Dry Eye Symptom Screens Show Modest Accuracy Dry Eye Symptom Screens Show Modest Accuracy
In head-to-head comparisons, two of five dry eye screens showed a statistically significant ability to detect signs of the disorder, but all demonstrated relatively modest diagnostic accuracy, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 28, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Small-Particle Air Pollution May Raise Glaucoma Risk in Some Small-Particle Air Pollution May Raise Glaucoma Risk in Some
In people who already have a genetic vulnerability, small-particle air pollution known as black carbon may raise the risk of developing glaucoma, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Surgeon Age Doesn't Affect Cataract Surgery Outcomes Surgeon Age Doesn't Affect Cataract Surgery Outcomes
Late-career surgeons perform a large proportion of cataract operations, and they do it with an overall low rate of adverse events, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Falls in Elders May Be Driving Up Secondary Diagnoses Of Eye Trauma Falls in Elders May Be Driving Up Secondary Diagnoses Of Eye Trauma
Hospital admissions due to eye trauma have declined since 2001, but more and more patients are being admitted with a secondary diagnosis of eye trauma, largely due to an increase in falls among older people, new findings suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Don't Raise Diabetic-Retinopathy Risk GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Don't Raise Diabetic-Retinopathy Risk
Contrary to previous reports, glucagon-like receptor-1 agonists (GLP-1 RAs) do not appear to increase patients'risk of diabetic retinopathy, according to findings from the U.K. Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Woman With Multiple Sclerosis and Blurry Vision The Woman With Multiple Sclerosis and Blurry Vision
Why is this 65-year-old patient with relapsing-remitting MS having decreased vision in her right eye?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

' Promising Option' for IOP Reduction'Promising Option' for IOP Reduction
A review of the study that led to the recent approval of latanoprostene bunod for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Linked With Lower Incidence of Advanced AMD Mediterranean Diet Linked With Lower Incidence of Advanced AMD
People who eat a Mediterranean diet are less likely to develop advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy in Primary Care FDA OKs AI Device to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy in Primary Care
The IDx-DR device detects greater than mild diabetic retinopathy without the need for a clinician to interpret the image or results.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Ranibizumab Safe, Effective for Macular Edema Due to Uncommon Causes Ranibizumab Safe, Effective for Macular Edema Due to Uncommon Causes
Ranibizumab 0.5 mg is safe and effective for patients with macular edema (ME) that is not due to diabetes, retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), according to findings from the PROMETHEUS randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news