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Study shows that the retinal age gap might be a potential biomarker of aging linked to increased mortality risk.

20 Jan, 2022 | 09:04h | UTC

Retinal age gap as a predictive biomarker for mortality risk – British Journal of Ophthalmology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Difference between retina’s biological age and person’s real age linked to heightened death risk – BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Grand Challenges in global eye health: a global prioritization process using Delphi method.

18 Jan, 2022 | 09:15h | UTC

Grand Challenges in global eye health: a global prioritisation process using Delphi method – The Lancet Health Longevity

Related podcast: Author interview

 

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Brief review: The clinician’s guide to p values, confidence intervals, and magnitude of effects.

28 Nov, 2021 | 21:06h | UTC

The clinician’s guide to p values, confidence intervals, and magnitude of effects – Eye (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

Related:

Bayesian interpretation of p values in clinical trials.

Scientists Rise Up Against Statistical Significance

.050 shades of grey in p-value cutoffs

Statistical tests, P values, confidence intervals, and power: a guide to misinterpretations – European Journal of Epidemiology

What a nerdy debate about p-values shows about science — and how to fix it – VOX

Big names in statistics want to shake up much-maligned P value – Nature News

‘One-size-fits-all’ threshold for P values under fire – Nature News

Statisticians issue warning over misuse of P values – Nature News

Understanding common misconceptions about p-values – The 20% Statistician

 


Position Statement: Preoperative Care for Cataract Surgery – “In spite of evidence debunking the utility of testing before cataract surgery, studies suggest that medical testing and the use of medical consultations before cataract surgery continue to increase”.

17 Nov, 2021 | 08:33h | UTC

Preoperative Care for Cataract Surgery: The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Position Statement – Anesthesia & Analgesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Degree of Myopia and Glaucoma Risk: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis.

22 Oct, 2021 | 10:17h | UTC

Degree of Myopia and Glaucoma Risk: A Dose-Response Meta-Analysis – American Journal of Ophthalmology

 


Update and guidance on management of myopia.

26 Aug, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Update and guidance on management of myopia. European Society of Ophthalmology in cooperation with International Myopia Institute – European Journal of Ophthalmology

 


How to wear a mask and not fog up your glasses.

5 Aug, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

How to wear a mask and not fog up your glasses – The Philadelphia Inquirer

 


Guideline summary: A Multidisciplinary collaborative approach to retinal toxic effects screening for patients taking antimalarials.

2 Aug, 2021 | 00:03h | UTC

A Multidisciplinary Collaborative Approach to Retinal Toxic Effects Screening for Dermatology Patients Taking Antimalarials – JAMA Dermatology (free for a limited period)

Original Guidance: Joint Statement: Hydroxychloroquine use with respect to retinal toxicity

 


Clinical practice guidelines for the medical management of Graves’ orbitopathy.

26 Jul, 2021 | 02:26h | UTC

The 2021 European Group on Graves’ Orbitopathy (EUGOGO) Clinical Practice Guidelines for The Medical Management of Graves’ Orbitopathy – European Journal of Endocrinology

 


RCT: Intravitreal ranibizumab vs. aflibercept vs. bevacizumab for macular edema due to central retinal vein occlusion.

15 Jul, 2021 | 09:09h | UTC

Intravitreal ranibizumab versus aflibercept versus bevacizumab for macular oedema due to central retinal vein occlusion: the LEAVO non-inferiority three-arm RCT – Health Technology Assessment

 


Guideline | Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy: Recommendations on Monitoring.

6 Jul, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

Executive summary: Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine Retinopathy: Recommendations on Monitoring – Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Full Guideline: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recommendations on monitoring for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine users in the United Kingdom (2020 revision): executive summary

See also: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recommendations on monitoring for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine users in the United Kingdom (2020 revision): executive summary – Eye

 


Review: Virtual consultation for red eye.

30 Jun, 2021 | 10:04h | UTC

Virtual consultation for red eye – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pragmatic RCT: Among patients with advanced glaucoma, primary trabeculectomy resulted in similar quality of life and safety outcomes and achieved a lower intraocular pressure compared with primary medication.

17 May, 2021 | 08:06h | UTC

Primary trabeculectomy for advanced glaucoma: pragmatic multicentre randomised controlled trial (TAGS) – The BMJ

 


Update on Corneal Transplant in 2021

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:33h | UTC

Update on Corneal Transplant in 2021 – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Study: Teprotumumab for patients with active thyroid eye disease

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:25h | UTC

Teprotumumab for patients with active thyroid eye disease: a pooled data analysis, subgroup analyses, and off-treatment follow-up results from two randomised, double-masked, placebo-controlled, multicentre trials – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Study suggests treatment not always needed to prevent vision loss in patients with elevated eye pressure

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:01h | UTC

Treatment not always needed to prevent vision loss in patients with elevated eye pressure – Washington University School of Medicine

Original study: Assessment of Cumulative Incidence and Severity of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Among Participants in the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study After 20 Years of Follow-up – JAMA Ophthalmology (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:10h | UTC

Management of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Stroke

Commentaries: Stroke affecting the eye requires immediate treatment, can signal future vascular events – American Heart Association AND AHA Issues Statement on Central Retinal Artery Occlusion – HealthDay

 


RCT: Effect of intravitreous anti–vascular endothelial growth factor vs. sham treatment for prevention of vision-threatening complications of diabetic retinopathy

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:02h | UTC

Effect of Intravitreous Anti–Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor vs Sham Treatment for Prevention of Vision-Threatening Complications of Diabetic Retinopathy: The Protocol W Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Ophthalmology

Commentaries: Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications – NIH News Releases AND Prevention of Severe Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Progression With More at Stake Than Visual Acuity – JAMA Ophthalmology AND Practicality of Prophylactic Aflibercept to Reduce Diabetic Retinopathy Progression – JAMA Ophthalmology

Author interview: Randomized Trial of Anti-VEGF to Prevent Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Efficacy and safety of a dexamethasone intracanalicular insert in patients with allergic conjunctivitis

5 Apr, 2021 | 00:54h | UTC

Phase 3 Randomized Study of Efficacy and Safety of a Dexamethasone Intracanalicular Insert in Patients With Allergic Conjunctivitis – American Journal of Ophthalmology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Systematic review: Lens extraction for chronic angle-closure glaucoma

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:01h | UTC

Lens extraction for chronic angle-closure glaucoma – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic review: Laser peripheral iridoplasty for chronic angle closure

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

Laser peripheral iridoplasty for chronic angle closure – Cochrane Library

Summary: What are the benefits and risks of laser peripheral iridoplasty (a surgical procedure) for chronic primary angle closure (an eye condition)? – Cochrane Library

 


Systematic review: Lens extraction for chronic angle‐closure glaucoma

26 Mar, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Lens extraction for chronic angle‐closure glaucoma – Cochrane Library

 


Joint Statement: Hydroxychloroquine use with respect to retinal toxicity

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:41h | UTC

ACR, AAD, RDS, and AAO 2020 Joint Statement on Hydroxychloroquine Use with Respect to Retinal Toxicity – Arthritis & Rheumatism

Commentary: Societies Agree on Eye Safety for HCQ – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND ACR, medical societies reach consensus on hydroxychloroquine retinopathy – Healio (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Experts worry screen time during Covid-19 could increase vision problems in kids

23 Feb, 2021 | 01:48h | UTC

‘A doozy of a year’: Experts worry screen time during Covid-19 could increase vision problems in kids – STAT

Related: Progression of myopia in school-aged children after COVID-19 home confinement – JAMA Ophthalmology

 


The Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health: Vision Beyond 2020

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:38h | UTC

Global Eye Health: vision beyond 2020 – The Lancet Global Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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