Protein fluorescence explored for cataract diagnosis
Protein fluorescence explored for cataract diagnosisFluorescence of lens proteins could help understand, diagnose, and treat cataracts, researchers say. “Rather than waiting for the condition to appear, it could be possible to diagnose and monitor cataract before it forms, allowing preventative measures to be taken where possible,” said Rory Duncan of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburh, United Kingdom in a press release.
The AAO's preferred practice patterns for AMDHigh-level evidence supports the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but falls short of recommending any one agent over another in terms of efficacy or safety, said Paul Sternberg Jr., MD.
Hydrogel punctal plugs safe, viable means for sustained drug deliveryHydrogel punctal plugs may be a safe and viable method for delivery of anti-glaucoma drugs in the future.
Clinical implications of corneal hyperfluorescenceOtolaryngologists (ENTs) have it easy. They can instruct their patients not to stick anything in their ears that is smaller than their elbows, and not only is it sound medical advice, but it has a fairly high rate of compliance. Eyecare professionals (ECPs) who fit contact lenses, on the other hand, have a more difficult hill to climb because we purposely put materials in our patients’ eyes, an impossible feat without biocompatible products.