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Ophthalmology

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Atropine Drops for Kids' Myopia Fail to Boost Long-Term Visual Outcomes

β€” But docs aren't ready to ditch the treatment, which is commonly used in Asia

A close up photo of a woman putting eye drops in a little girls eye.

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Serious Syphilitic Uveitis Cases Almost Tripled Over 10-Year Period

Increase comes amid a shortage of gold-standard treatment

Nov 22, 2023
What to Know About Ongoing Eye Drop Recalls

FDA was spurred into action by a deadly bacterial outbreak earlier this year, advocates say

Nov 20, 2023
Impaired Neurodevelopment in Preemies Screened for Retinopathy: Nature or Nurture?

Study highlights role of insurance type/socioeconomic factors in neurodevelopmental outcomes

Nov 18, 2023
Brolucizumab Noninferior to Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema

At a non-approved dose, the anti-VEGF drug had similar outcomes as rival

Nov 17, 2023
Impaired Neurodevelopment in Preemies Screened for Retinopathy: Nature or Nurture?

Study highlights role of insurance type/socioeconomic factors in neurodevelopmental outcomes

Brolucizumab Noninferior to Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema

At a non-approved dose, the anti-VEGF drug had similar outcomes as rival

Ophthalmology Case Studies

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.
Woman Develops Chorioretinal Anastomosis at Site of Photocoagulation Scar

A serendipitous iatrogenic effect following laser surgery in a patient with NF1

A photo of a female ophthalmologist taking a retinography of her female patient’s fundus.
Why Is Older Woman Seeing Spots After Intravitreal Treatment?

Clinicians sort through potential contributors to floaters that follow pegcetacoplan injection

A close-up of senior woman’s eye.

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Study Outlines the Considerable Costs of Keratoconus

Cumulative economic burden totals $3.8 billion

Nov 15, 2023
 A photo of eyeglasses laying on a print out of the topography of the eyes of a patient with keratoconus
At-Home Monitoring for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Gets High Marks

No change in visual acuity, office-visit interval almost doubled during 6 months

Nov 10, 2023
AAO over a photo of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Doctors Perform First Partial-Face, Full-Eye Transplant

Stem cells injected into optic nerve, but unclear whether recipient will regain his sight

Nov 09, 2023
Three stages of James' face. Photo courtesy of NYU Langone Health.
ChatGPT Created a Fake Dataset With Skewed Results

Findings raise concerns about the ease of generating false medical evidence

Nov 09, 2023
A photo of a man using the ChatGPT application on his laptop.
ADHD Tied to Keratoconus in Males

Excessive eye rubbing is often the culprit behind higher rates of this corneal ectasia

Nov 09, 2023
A photo of a young man rubbing his eyes.
Ocular Implant Producing Neurotrophic Factor Preserves Central Vision in MacTel

Significant decrease in rate of photoreceptor loss in two randomized trials

Nov 08, 2023
AAO over a photo of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Neuroprotective Agent Prevents Significant Vision Loss in Geographic Atrophy

Consistent vision effect with complement C1q inhibitor, despite no effect on lesion size

Nov 07, 2023
AAO over a photo of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Heart Injuries Suggest Reconsideration of Holding BP Meds for Surgery

Pause on ACE inhibitors, ARBs yields more acute hypertension with no prevention of hypotension

Nov 06, 2023
A photo of a senior woman sitting on an operating table prior to surgery.
VEGF-Targeted Antibody Conjugate Gets a Win in Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Some degree of improvement in disease status in 70% of patients treated with tarcocimab

Nov 06, 2023
AAO over a photo of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Gene Therapy Controls Diabetic Eye Disease for at Least a Year

All but one patient with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy had stable disease or improvement

Nov 06, 2023
AAO over a photo of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Eye Drops Make Bid for Role in Diabetic Macular Edema

Improved visual acuity, retinal thickness at 6 and 12 weeks, but treatment burden questioned

Nov 05, 2023
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Regulation Gap Persists in OTC Eye Care Products

Poor oversight, sketchy product information endanger public health, experts say

Nov 04, 2023
A photo of eye care products on the shelf of a pharmacy.
What Causes Conjunctivitis? A Panoply of Pathogens, Study Shows

Despite common antibiotic use, most cases were viruses -- and pus wasn't usually a bacterial sign

Nov 03, 2023
A close up photo of a woman’s eye affected by conjunctivitis
Years of Progressing Facial Numbness and Deteriorating Vision Drives Diagnosis

Suspect perineural recurrence of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, experts urge

Nov 02, 2023
A photo of a senior man sitting on a couch with his eyes shut and fingers touching his temples
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