Phaco Surgery Poised to Enter a More Virtual FuturePhaco Surgery Poised to Enter a More Virtual Future
Increasing demand has created a groundswell of innovation, ranging from 3D surgical interfaces to remote technology that can place ophthalmologists half a world away from their patients. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 22, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Dry Eye and DepressionDry Eye and Depression
Is there a relationship between dry eye and depression; and, if so, which came first? A new study attempts to answer these questions. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Is Cataract Surgery Safe for Patients With Wet AMD?Is Cataract Surgery Safe for Patients With Wet AMD?
Does cataract surgery contribute to the progression of wet age-related macular degeneration? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Surgical Options for the Correction of PresbyopiaSurgical Options for the Correction of Presbyopia
This review examines the benefits and drawbacks of various strategies for the surgical correction of presbyopia. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Best of RetinaThe Best of Retina
From anti-VEGF agents to emerging therapies for proliferative vitreoretinopathy, some of the best presentations in retina from this year's American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting are reviewed. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

No Long-Term Benefit From Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Neovascular Glaucoma: StudyNo Long-Term Benefit From Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Neovascular Glaucoma: Study
Intravitreal bevacizumab does not alter the long-term outcomes of neovascular glaucoma (NVG), so panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) should remain the mainstay of treatment, according to a retrospective study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ophthalmic Surgery: What's Hot Outside the United StatesOphthalmic Surgery: What's Hot Outside the United States
Five of the most breathtaking developments in ophthalmic surgery that are currently being investigated in Europe are presented. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 8, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Disparities Found Between Fundus Photography and OCT in DMEDisparities Found Between Fundus Photography and OCT in DME
Many eyes diagnosed with diabetic macular edema using monocular fundus photography would not be diagnosed with the condition using optical coherence tomography, and vice versa. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 8, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: New Data Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: New Data
The first large, prospective trial directly comparing panretinal photocoagulation with anti-VEGF treatment in this population may point to new treatment strategies. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 7, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Column Source Type: news

Physician Communication Improves Diabetic Eye Exam AdherencePhysician Communication Improves Diabetic Eye Exam Adherence
Written communication between ophthalmologists and primary care physicians improves patient follow-up adherence to diabetic eye screening, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 6, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Better Imaging, Better Detection and TreatmentBetter Imaging, Better Detection and Treatment
Dr Julia Haller and her colleagues at Wills Eye Hospital provide a recap on the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, including advances in imaging that are revolutionizing the field. Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 28, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Teleretinal Screening System Shows PromiseTeleretinal Screening System Shows Promise
An automated teleretinal screening program can identify almost all patients with diabetic retinopathy, results of a study suggest. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 23, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Does CXL Reduce the Need for Transplants for Keratoconus?Does CXL Reduce the Need for Transplants for Keratoconus?
It has been proposed that crosslinking reduces the number of corneal transplants performed for keratoconus. However, Dr Rapuano sees holes in the data and stresses the need for better trials. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Symptoms Persist Despite Recovery From Ebola VirusSymptoms Persist Despite Recovery From Ebola Virus
Survivors of Ebola virus disease may still experience persistent clinical symptoms, according to new data from the CDC. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 16, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists Have Low Patient Complaint RatesOphthalmologists Have Low Patient Complaint Rates
Ophthalmologists at academic centers have the highest risk for patient complaints compared with others in their field, but ophthalmology overall enjoys fewer complaints than other medical specialties. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

AMD: Aflibercept Clinical Practice Efficacy Similar to TrialsAMD: Aflibercept Clinical Practice Efficacy Similar to Trials
Bimonthly administration may reduce the treatment burden and improve adherence, but longer-term visual acuity outcomes are still not known. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Smartphone-Based Adapter Captures Optic Disc ImagesSmartphone-Based Adapter Captures Optic Disc Images
A new smartphone-based adapter enables untrained photographers to capture gradable optic disc images, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 4, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Diabetic Vision Loss Medication May Promote Return to DrivingDiabetic Vision Loss Medication May Promote Return to Driving
After a year of treatment with the drug ranibizumab (Lucentis), some people with vision loss due to diabetes regain their confidence to drive and have vision good enough to do so, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Regulatory Requirements Tied to Drop in Intravitreal Bevacizumab UseNew Regulatory Requirements Tied to Drop in Intravitreal Bevacizumab Use
Regulations requiring patient-specific prescriptions (PSPs) for drugs used off-label may have caused a drop in prescriptions for intravitreal bevacizumab, with retinal specialists switching to medications that don't require PSPs, according to a study from Ohio. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 30, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Expert Opinion in Managing Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye DiseaseExpert Opinion in Managing Aqueous Deficient Dry Eye Disease
A survey of dry eye experts provides insight into the most commonly used treatment strategies for aqueous deficient dry eye disease. BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 25, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Neural Deficit Progresses After Collagen Crosslinking for KeratoconusNeural Deficit Progresses After Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus
Collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment appears to halt the progression of keratoconus in young patients, but nerve disorientation persists, according to European investigators. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Subretinal Implant Restores Sight in Retinitis PigmentosaSubretinal Implant Restores Sight in Retinitis Pigmentosa
Almost three-quarters of patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa were able to localize or identify objects after receiving a subretinal implant that stimulates ganglion cells. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Squalamine Boosts Anti-VEGF Effect in Macular DegenerationSqualamine Boosts Anti-VEGF Effect in Macular Degeneration
The addition of squalamine lactate to ranibizumab did not reduce the number of injections in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, but it did improve visual acuity. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

A Mentor to the Ophthalmology ProfessionA Mentor to the Ophthalmology Profession
After his receipt of the Dohlman Award, Medscape spoke with Dr Roger Steinert about his own career in ophthalmology and the significance of receiving this award for teaching excellence. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 16, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Interview Source Type: news

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2015 Annual MeetingAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2015 Annual Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAO 2015. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Decreased Vision on Routine Eye ExamDecreased Vision on Routine Eye Exam
An 80-year-old woman presents for a routine eye exam 2 years after undergoing cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. What is the cause of her decreased vision? Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: news

Dementia Is Associated With Open-Angle GlaucomaDementia Is Associated With Open-Angle Glaucoma
Find out more about the link between open-angle glaucoma and dementia. What role does gender play in this relationship? Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Controversies in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract SurgeryControversies in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery is becoming more widely available, but its role is still controversial. Where does this technology fit in to resident surgical training? International Ophthalmology Clinics (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Shire to Resubmit Dry-Eye Disease Drug to FDA With New Study DataShire to Resubmit Dry-Eye Disease Drug to FDA With New Study Data
Shire said its dry-eye disease drug lifitegrast significantly improved patient symptoms in a new study, supporting a re-submission of the medicine to U.S. regulators early next year. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 28, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Formula Combination Allows Optimized Outcomes in Cataract SurgeryFormula Combination Allows Optimized Outcomes in Cataract Surgery
Researchers have devised a method to help cataract surgeons represent intraocular lens (IOL) formulas in three dimensions. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The Child With Abnormal Head MovementsThe Child With Abnormal Head Movements
What is the cause of this 9-month-old girl's abnormal head and eye movements? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 27, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Wen: The Doctor Is (Not?) ListeningWen: The Doctor Is (Not?) Listening
Baltimore's city health commissioner Leana Wen discusses her focus on public health, transparency, and listening to patients. Medscape (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 26, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Contrast-Balanced Movie Viewing Improves Visual Acuity in AmblyopiaContrast-Balanced Movie Viewing Improves Visual Acuity in Amblyopia
Contrast-balanced dichoptic movie viewing improves visual acuity in children with amblyopia, researchers report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 23, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Would Video Recording Build Physician Accountability?Would Video Recording Build Physician Accountability?
With cheap storage capabilities and the ubiquity of filming, video offers healthcare an opportunity to create accountability, according to a new editorial, but others believe accountability starts with institutional culture. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 21, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Complications of Anesthesia for Cataract Surgery: Rare But PossibleComplications of Anesthesia for Cataract Surgery: Rare But Possible
Although rates are trending down, serious complications remain possible with local anesthesia for cataract surgery, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 15, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Carotenoid-Rich Diet May Protect Against Advanced Eye DiseaseCarotenoid-Rich Diet May Protect Against Advanced Eye Disease
Dietary components lutein and zeaxanthin reduced the risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration in a large prospective cohort. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 15, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Refractory Dry Eye Linked With Neuropathic or Systemic PainRefractory Dry Eye Linked With Neuropathic or Systemic Pain
Subjective responses to artificial tears for dry eye differ based on the presence of neuropathic ocular and systemic pain, according to researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 13, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Sulfur Hexafluoride Use in DMEK Safe to 3 YearsSulfur Hexafluoride Use in DMEK Safe to 3 Years
Use of 20% sulphur hexafluoride for tamponade instead of 100% air in Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty led to similar patient outcomes but fewer graft detachments. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Eylea vs Lucentis for Treatment-Naive Neovascular AMDEylea vs Lucentis for Treatment-Naive Neovascular AMD
A new study compares outcomes between these two drugs in previously untreated patients with neovascular AMD. How do they stack up? BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 5, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery: Are All Those Tests Really Necessary?Cataract Surgery: Are All Those Tests Really Necessary?
Routine preoperative testing for cataract surgery doesn't improve outcomes, but are patients being tested anyway? Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Viewpoint Source Type: news

Solar-Related Eye Tumor Diagnosis Difficult in Low-Resource SettingsSolar-Related Eye Tumor Diagnosis Difficult in Low-Resource Settings
Clinical features do not reliably distinguish ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) from benign conjunctival lesions when histology can't be evaluated, and toluidine blue vital staining is good for screening but not for diagnosis, a study from Kenya shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Intravitreous Melphalan Can Have Anterior Segment Toxic EffectsIntravitreous Melphalan Can Have Anterior Segment Toxic Effects
Intravitreous injection of melphalan can have toxic effects in the anterior eye segment in addition to well established effects in the posterior segment, a new study shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 28, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

A Chance Finding of Pigmented Retinal SpotsA Chance Finding of Pigmented Retinal Spots
A 6-year-old boy presents with lesions of the retinal pigment epithelium in one eye. Is this a benign finding or does it suggest a more serious disease? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 26, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

'Encouraging' Real-life Data on Ranibizumab in Wet AMD'Encouraging' Real-life Data on Ranibizumab in Wet AMD
Most patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a 'real-life' study maintained their vision or continued to improve after 5 years of treatment with ranibizumab. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 18, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Intrascleral Lens Fixation May Increase Higher-Order AberrationsIntrascleral Lens Fixation May Increase Higher-Order Aberrations
Extending intraocular lenses (IOLs) widely for intrascleral fixation may increase their higher-order aberrations, but not enough to significantly affect postoperative vision, a new study from Japan suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 16, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Novartis to Start Human Tests With Google Lens in 2016Novartis to Start Human Tests With Google Lens in 2016
Novartis plans the first human tests next year of a "smart" contact lens it is developing with Google designed to help restore the eye's natural autofocus. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Vitamin D Levels May Modify Risk Genes for Macular DegenerationVitamin D Levels May Modify Risk Genes for Macular Degeneration
Vitamin D levels may substantially alter the odds of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women with certain gene variants associated with an elevated AMD risk, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ophthalmic Patients on Antithrombotic DrugsOphthalmic Patients on Antithrombotic Drugs
This article provides some guidance. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Industry Complains to EU Over French Law Pushing Cheap Eye DrugIndustry Complains to EU Over French Law Pushing Cheap Eye Drug
Europe's pharmaceuticals industry said on Tuesday it had filed a complaint with the European Commission against a French law promoting the use of Roche's cancer drug Avastin as a cheap treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Dementia of the Eye: The Role of Amyloid Beta in AMDDementia of the Eye: The Role of Amyloid Beta in AMD
This review offers new insights into the involvement of amyloid beta in the degenerative processes in the retina, particularly in age-related macular degeneration. Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news