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 27, 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

Numbered Vision Chart for People Unfamiliar With Roman Alphabet Numbered Vision Chart for People Unfamiliar With Roman Alphabet
In people unfamiliar with the Roman alphabet, the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) numbers chart may provide results comparable to those with the ETDRS letter chart.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Declining? Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Declining?
An aging population should mean an uptick in age-related macular degeneration cases, but recent data suggest that is not what's happening.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update
A recently approved shingles vaccine seems to be more effective in preventing the virus. Drs Rapuano and Meghpara from Wills Eye Hospital discuss its role for patients.Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Blepharitis May Portend Metabolic Syndrome Blepharitis May Portend Metabolic Syndrome
Blepharitis may serve as an early sign of metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a population-based study from Taiwan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Should Diplopia Be Handled Differently in Ambulatory Settings Versus the ED? Should Diplopia Be Handled Differently in Ambulatory Settings Versus the ED?
Diplopia-related healthcare visits are common in the U.S., but the cause of the disorder may differ between ambulatory settings and the emergency department (ED), and diagnostic investigations should be adapted accordingly, researchers in Michigan say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Where Socioeconomic Development Lags, Vision Problems Are More Common Where Socioeconomic Development Lags, Vision Problems Are More Common
Low levels of socioeconomic development are closely linked with a high burden of vision impairment, a recent study involving 190 countries and territories suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Blue Light-Blocking Glasses May Help With Sleep, Cognition Blue Light-Blocking Glasses May Help With Sleep, Cognition
Several measures improved with the use of blue light-blocking glasses in a randomized trial, but not everyone is convinced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 15, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Less Macular Pigment Linked to Disability Glare in Glaucoma Less Macular Pigment Linked to Disability Glare in Glaucoma
Lower macular pigment optical density (MPOD) is associated with glare-associated visual function and central visual field loss in patients with open-angle glaucoma, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Rapid Ascent to High Altitude Alters the Retina Rapid Ascent to High Altitude Alters the Retina
Significant increases in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness occur after rapid ascent to a high-altitude environment and can lead to other pathological changes, researchers from China report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Life- and Eye-Saving New Treatments for Uveal Melanoma Life- and Eye-Saving New Treatments for Uveal Melanoma
Gene testing and immunotherapy have opened the door to treatments that could save the eyesight and the lives of people with uveal melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

How Well Can Glaucoma Patients Measure Their Own Intraocular Pressure? How Well Can Glaucoma Patients Measure Their Own Intraocular Pressure?
Self-measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) by glaucoma patients is feasible and acceptable, but it remains to be seen whether it is sufficiently accurate to guide clinical management, according to an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Discordance Between Dry-eye Signs and Symptoms Offers Useful Clues Discordance Between Dry-eye Signs and Symptoms Offers Useful Clues
When patient-reported symptoms of dry eye don ’ t align with measurable signs of ocular surface disease, the discordance is associated with comorbidities related to clinical pain and hyperalgesia, a new report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

After Solar Eclipse, Americans' Eyes Seem Mostly None the Worse After Solar Eclipse, Americans' Eyes Seem Mostly None the Worse
Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists Worry About Eclipse Viewing Ophthalmologists Worry About Eclipse Viewing
The solar eclipse that will be visible in the United States on August 21 could cause solar retinopathy if viewers don't take precautions, specialists warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Space Flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome Raises Concern Space Flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome Raises Concern
Astronauts living on the International Space Station (ISS) experience changes to the visual system that raise concerns about the possibility of vision loss during future manned missions to Mars or other destinations, according to researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Magnetic Implantable Device Improves Acquired Nystagmus Magnetic Implantable Device Improves Acquired Nystagmus
In a test case, a novel magnetic oculomotor prosthetic reduced acquired nystagmus, UK researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Better Vision-related QOL With Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant for Uveitis Better Vision-related QOL With Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant for Uveitis
Treatment of noninfectious uveitis with fluocinolone acetonide implants is associated with better vision-related quality of life, compared with systemic corticosteroid therapy, according to results from the MUST research group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Fluoroquinolones Less Effective Against Endophthalmitis Pathogen Fluoroquinolones Less Effective Against Endophthalmitis Pathogen
An in vitro case series suggests that coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS), the most common cause of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, is becoming less susceptible to fluoroquinolones, according to Florida-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Novartis Eye Drug Works With Fewer Injections Than Rivals Novartis Eye Drug Works With Fewer Injections Than Rivals
A drug developed by Novartis to treat vision loss in people over 65 does not need to be injected as frequently as a rival medicine from Regeneron to be effective, clinical trials showed on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Aflibercept May Be Effective for Resistant Exudative AMD Aflibercept May Be Effective for Resistant Exudative AMD
Aflibercept appears to improve outcomes in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) resistant to treatment with ranibizumab or bevacizumab, researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Cataract Risk Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Cataract Risk
A healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of age-related nuclear cataract (ARNC), new research from the U.K. suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Minimal Differences Between Anti-VEGF Drugs on IOP Over Time Minimal Differences Between Anti-VEGF Drugs on IOP Over Time
Patients on anti-VEGF therapy may have a small decrease in intraocular pressure (IOP) over time, but with minimal differences between aflibercept, ranibizumab, and bevacizumab, a new large study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cognitive Decline, Increased Visual-Field Variability in Glaucoma Cognitive Decline, Increased Visual-Field Variability in Glaucoma
Cognitive decline is associated with increased visual-field variability over time in patients with glaucoma, suggesting a need to screen and monitor for cognitive dysfunction, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Doctors Perform First Robot-Assisted Surgery Inside Eye Doctors Perform First Robot-Assisted Surgery Inside Eye
A team of surgeons has successfully performed what they say is the world ’ s first robotic-assisted surgery inside the human eye.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Screen Eye Clinic Patients for Depression: Study Screen Eye Clinic Patients for Depression: Study
Eye clinic patients with low vision or blindness, and those who smoke or have diabetes, are at increased risk of being depressed and should be screened for depression, new research reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Diabetic Macular Edema Rates Increase After Cataract Surgery Diabetic Macular Edema Rates Increase After Cataract Surgery
The rates of treatment-requiring diabetic macular edema (DME) increase sharply in the year after cataract surgery, according to new findings from the U.K.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Bevacizumab Effective for Macular Edema Due to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion Bevacizumab Effective for Macular Edema Due to Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
Bevacizumab is as effective as aflibercept for improving visual acuity in patients with macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion, according to results from the SCORE2 trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 18, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Anti-VEGF Therapy May Reduce Diabetic Retinopathy Severity for Up to Two Years Anti-VEGF Therapy May Reduce Diabetic Retinopathy Severity for Up to Two Years
Treating diabetic macular edema with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) may lead to improvements in diabetic retinopathy severity for up to two years, particularly in patients with nonproliferative disease, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Serious Fungal Eye Infection Tied to IV Drug Abuse Serious Fungal Eye Infection Tied to IV Drug Abuse
Patients with vision-threatening endogenous fungal endophthalmitis (EFE) related to intravenous drug abuse (IVDA) may not show systemic symptoms, so physicians need to stay alert to the condition.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Injured During a Basketball Game, a Boy's Vision Goes Dark Injured During a Basketball Game, a Boy's Vision Goes Dark
Two days after sustaining the injury, the 15-year-old patient comes to you with completely dark vision in his left eye. What is the diagnosis?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Keratoconus: More Common Than You Think Keratoconus: More Common Than You Think
New research finds that keratoconus may be five to ten times more common than previously thought. According to Dr Christopher Rapuano, early diagnosis is critical.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Macular Measurements May Spot Visual Defects in Alzheimer's Macular Measurements May Spot Visual Defects in Alzheimer's
Changes in the retina of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) appear to be associated with visual dysfunction, according to Spanish researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Repeated Bevacizumab Injections Tied to Higher Glaucoma Surgery Risk Repeated Bevacizumab Injections Tied to Higher Glaucoma Surgery Risk
Seven or more intravitreous bevacizumab injections in a year is associated with a higher risk of glaucoma surgery, researchers in Canada say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

American Glaucoma Society (AGS) 2017 Annual Meeting American Glaucoma Society (AGS) 2017 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AGS 2017.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Current, Effective Advantages of Femto Phaco Current, Effective Advantages of Femto Phaco
What benefits does femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery offer over manual phacoemulsification?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Clears New Corrective Intraocular Lens From Alcon FDA Clears New Corrective Intraocular Lens From Alcon
The AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +3.0D Multifocal Toric IOL corrects presbyopia and pre-existing corneal astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery in adults.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 3, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news