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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: 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

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:01h | UTC

Lens extraction for chronic angle-closure glaucoma – 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

 


Ocular MRI findings in patients with severe COVID-19

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:42h | UTC

Ocular MRI Findings in Patients with Severe COVID-19: A Retrospective Multicenter Observational Study – Radiology

Commentaries: New COVID-19 side effect: MRI links severe infection to dangerous eye problems – Health Imaging AND MRI illuminates COVID-19’s negative impact on the eyes – AuntMinnie AND Windows of Infection: MRI Reveals COVID-19-Linked Eye Abnormalities – Diagnostic Imaging

 


Pediatric eye injuries by hydroalcoholic gel in the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic

12 Feb, 2021 | 02:12h | UTC

Pediatric Eye Injuries by Hydroalcoholic Gel in the Context of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic – JAMA Ophthalmology

Case series: Hand Sanitizer–Induced Ocular Injury: A COVID-19 Hazard in Children – JAMA Ophthalmology

Invited commentary: Unintended Consequences of Hand Sanitizer Use in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic – JAMA Ophthalmology

 


State of the Art Review: Uveitis for the non-ophthalmologist

4 Feb, 2021 | 01:22h | UTC

Uveitis for the non-ophthalmologist – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 


Systematic review: Worldwide incidence and prevalence of Neuromyelitis Optica

29 Jan, 2021 | 01:31h | UTC

Worldwide Incidence and Prevalence of Neuromyelitis Optica: A Systematic Review – Neurology

 


Referral for disease-related visual impairment using retinal photograph-based deep learning: a proof-of-concept, model development study

22 Jan, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

Referral for disease-related visual impairment using retinal photograph-based deep learning: a proof-of-concept, model development study – The Lancet Digital Health

Invited commentary: AI-automated referral for patients with visual impairment – The Lancet Digital Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Predicting the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy using deep learning

22 Jan, 2021 | 08:15h | UTC

Predicting the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy using deep learning – The Lancet Digital Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Progression of myopia in school-aged children after COVID-19 home confinement

15 Jan, 2021 | 08:55h | UTC

Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement – JAMA Ophthalmology

Commentaries: 2020 as the Year of Quarantine Myopia – JAMA Ophthalmology AND How Does Home Confinement Impact Children’s Eyesight? – AJMC AND COVID-19: Home Quarantine Linked to Increase in Myopia Among Younger Children – NEJM Journal Watch AND Vision problems arise in young school kids in COVID-19 quarantine – CIDRAP

Interview: 2020 as the Year of Quarantine Myopia

 


Randomized trial: Surgical and drug treatment options lead to similar outcomes for diabetic eye disease

15 Jan, 2021 | 08:22h | UTC

Surgical and drug treatment options lead to similar outcomes for diabetic eye disease – NIH News Release

Original Study: Effect of Intravitreous Aflibercept vs Vitrectomy With Panretinal Photocoagulation on Visual Acuity in Patients With Vitreous Hemorrhage From Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Trends in prevalence of blindness and distance and near vision impairment over 30 years: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study

16 Dec, 2020 | 09:57h | UTC

Trends in prevalence of blindness and distance and near vision impairment over 30 years: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study – The Lancet Global Health

Related article: Causes of blindness and vision impairment in 2020 and trends over 30 years, and prevalence of avoidable blindness in relation to VISION 2020: the Right to Sight: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study – The Lancet Global Health

Commentary: Researchers Say We’re Watching The World Go Blind – Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 

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Randomized trial: Short-term topical tetracaine is highly efficacious for the treatment of pain caused by corneal abrasions

2 Nov, 2020 | 02:17h | UTC

Short-Term Topical Tetracaine Is Highly Efficacious for the Treatment of Pain Caused by Corneal Abrasions: A Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial – Annals of Emergency Medicine

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized trial: Effect of High add power, medium add power, or single-vision contact lenses on myopia progression in children

2 Sep, 2020 | 09:33h | UTC

Effect of High Add Power, Medium Add Power, or Single-Vision Contact Lenses on Myopia Progression in Children: The BLINK Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA

Commentaries: Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children – NIH News Releases AND Young nearsighted kids benefit from bifocal contact lenses, study shows – Ohio State University

 


A Deep Learning Algorithm to Detect Chronic Kidney Disease from Retinal Photographs

29 May, 2020 | 03:02h | UTC

A deep learning algorithm to detect chronic kidney disease from retinal photographs in community-based populations – The Lancet Digital Health

Commentary: Opportunistic deep learning of retinal photographs: the window to the body revisited – The Lancet Digital Health

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID-19 Disease and Ophthalmology: An Update

26 May, 2020 | 09:30h | UTC

COVID-19 Disease and Ophthalmology: An Update – Ophthalmology and Therapy

Related: Characteristics of Ocular Findings of Patients With Coronavirus Disease

 


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