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Another Study Debunks Benefits of Omega-3 Supplements for Dry Eye Disease

โ€” While they don't seem to cause any harm, the supplements failed to improve symptoms

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Avian Flu Update: U.S. Announces More Than $175 Million to Track, Contain H5N1

"The risk to the public from this outbreak remains low," HHS Secretary says

May 10, 2024
Teprotumumab Improves Thyroid Eye Disease Across Phenotypes

Both younger and older patients had similar overall improvements

May 10, 2024
Retinopathy With Long-Term HCQ Use: Large Study IDs Risk Factors

Hint: it's not just the cumulative dose

May 09, 2024
Gene Editing Improves Vision in Rare and Devastating Retinal Disorder

Therapy improved best corrected visual acuity in four of 14 patients, and others benefited too

May 07, 2024
Retinopathy With Long-Term HCQ Use: Large Study IDs Risk Factors

Hint: it's not just the cumulative dose

Gene Editing Improves Vision in Rare and Devastating Retinal Disorder

Therapy improved best corrected visual acuity in four of 14 patients, and others benefited too

Ophthalmology Case Studies

Growing Eye Mass Leads to a Rare Diagnosis

Tropical parasitic disease is often asymptomatic, but beware of unexplained ocular symptoms

A photo of skewers of crocodile meat at a market.
Eye Pain and Deteriorating Vision After Treatment for Macular Degeneration

Case highlights risk-benefit considerations with concurrent bilateral intravitreal injections

 A photo of a surgeon performing an intravitreal injection.
What Caused the Pigmented Spot on Teen Boy's Eye?

Authors discuss how best to diagnose and manage him, given the absence of any symptoms

 A photo of a teen male undergoing a slit lamp examination of his eye.

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Can At-Home Vision Tests Detect Active Neovascular AMD?

Report suggests several tools are inadequate, but app developers question the findings

May 02, 2024
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Uveitis History Linked to Recurrence After COVID Vaccination

Commentators say it's important to keep findings in perspective in light of vaccine benefits

Apr 25, 2024
Close-up of a male with uveitis.
Underweight, but Not Obesity, Linked to Glaucoma Progression

Meanwhile, tobacco/alcohol use had no significant links to changes in retinal nerve fiber layer

Apr 22, 2024
 A photo of a female opthalmologist operating a tonometer to test her mature female patients eye.
Science Journals Under Fire; Infusion System Recall; Visual Impairment and Suicide

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ทฌวัษ็ว๘app staff

Apr 18, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Pediatric Eye Care 'Deserts' Pervasive in the U.S.

87% of counties don't have a single pediatric ophthalmologist or pediatric optometrist

Apr 15, 2024
A photo of a female pediatric ophthalmologist pointing to an eye chart while a little girl looks on.
Growing Eye Mass Leads to a Rare Diagnosis

Tropical parasitic disease is often asymptomatic, but beware of unexplained ocular symptoms

Apr 13, 2024
A photo of skewers of crocodile meat at a market.
No Difference in Kidney Failure Risk Between Three Anti-VEGF Agents for Eye Disease

"We can let other factors guide our treatment," researcher says

Apr 10, 2024
A photo of a surgeon performing an intravitreal injection.
How to Safely Watch a Solar Eclipse

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends glasses with a special ISO code

Apr 04, 2024
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Anti-Bias Tools Might Be Helping Boost Diversity in Ophthalmology Programs

But some strategies appeared to have no effect or even a negative impact

Apr 01, 2024
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Here's What to Look for During an Eclipse-Related Eye Visit

Full ocular exams are crucial, ophthalmologists say, even though solar retinopathy is untreatable

Mar 26, 2024
 A photo of a crowd of people watching the 2017 eclipse from Bryant Park in New York City.
Past U.S. Solar Eclipse Saw Rise in Deadly Traffic Crashes

There were more fatal crashes around the 2017 total eclipse than during comparable periods

Mar 25, 2024
A photo of the Bailyโ€™s Beads phase of the total solar eclipse on August 21 2017, from Dallas Oregon
Face Distortions Appear 'Demonic' to Man With Rare Neurologic Disorder

Unusual case shows faces through the eyes of someone with PMO for the first time

Mar 22, 2024
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Higher Polygenic Risk Score Tied to Increased Risk for Glaucoma

Risk scores may allow action before irreversible damage occurs in those with ocular hypertension

Mar 19, 2024
A medical illustration of glaucoma.
Use of CGM Linked to Lower Risk of Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes

Use of CGM devices, either solo or with insulin pumps, tied to lower odds of the complication

Mar 08, 2024
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