Harvard Medical School

Home Hospital Care Enhances Quality, Reduces CostsA new study has eye-opening findings about home hospital care cost and patient experience.
Uncovering diagnostic clues, insights in pediatric neurodegenerative casesRecognition of the neuro-ophthalmic findings in pediatric neurodegenerative diseases may yield insight into the diagnosis of these diseases. Ophthalmic clues should not be overlooked.
Accelerating skin disease researchAvailable resources of the Center include human pathology specimens and database info on living consented patients. Techniques such as tissue imaging, gene expression analysis, T-cell receptor, sequencing studies, and CyTOF analyses are available. Visiting Scholar grants funds allow researchers to learn how to work with human tissue and how to use new techniques.
Effective drug management of PVR remains unfulfilled goalThe bottom line about pharmaceutical management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is that many different drugs have been tried, but so far nothing has been proven effective for treating PVR or reducing its risk, said Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD, at the inaugural Retina World Congress.
Poor oral health may be associated with POAG
Poor oral health may be associated with POAGRecent tooth loss and periodontal disease have been linked to primary open-angle glaucoma in a large prospective study of male health professionals.
Copay assistance programs: Managed care pros and consDo copay assistance program offer a long-term solution for patients? Experts weigh in.
Tablet-based tests putting detection of glaucoma at handAn iPad-based quick contrast sensitivity test had similar sensitivity and specificity to frequency-doubling technology.
Heart drug improves life expectancyThere is some good news for heart failure patients’ life expectancy, in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Management of drug-induced cicatricial conjunctivitis and dry eyeA 65-year-old male with a history of congenital cataracts, bilateral cataract extraction and secondary placement of anterior chamber intraocular lenses with subsequent development of glaucoma, cicatricial conjunctivitis, dry eye and limbal stem cell deficiency presented with left eye pain and decreased vision.
Testosterone eye drops: A novel treatment for dry eye diseaseT. L. Dawson, MD, writes about his experiences with enhanced bioavailable and non-irritating testosterone eye drops for the treatment of dry eye disease.