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In vivo confocal microscopy ineffective for Fusarium and Aspergillus differentiationIt’s very hard to tell the difference between Fusarium and Aspergillus species with in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) of fungal keratitis, researchers say.
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.
Argon laser iridoplasty effective in occludable eyes treated with iridotomyArgon laser peripheral iridoplasty (ALPI) significantly widens the anterior chamber angle circumferentially in eyes with occludable angles treated with laser peripheral iridotomy, researchers say.
‘Real-world’ ocriplasmin macular hole closure rates lag trialsOcriplasmin (Jetrea, ThromboGenics) may achieve lower macular hole closure rates than in trials, new British and Irish data suggests. Also, “the incidence of adverse events was greater than previously reported,” wrote RJ Haynes of Bristol Eye Hospital in Bristol, United Kingdom, and colleagues in the journal Eye.
Computer-based image analysis promising for ROPComputers may make more reliable diagnoses of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity than individual clinicians, a researcher reports.
Roles of Klotho and Endothelin-1 in pseudoexfoliationSerum and aqueous levels of Klotho levels are reduced in pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PEG) while Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is increased, researchers say.
Why UK patients travel abroad for laser eye surgeryMore citizens from the United Kingdom are traveling abroad for laser eye procedures, according to a medical travel website. Enquiries from the United Kingdom into overseas clinics for laser procedures rose 60% in the 12 months ending November 15, 2016, according to WhatClinic.com, which lists medical clinic by location.
How glucosamine supplements may increase IOPThe finding raises questions about whether the supplements could play a role in glaucoma, wrote H. Esfandiari of the University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran and colleagues in the journal Eye.
Pain-preventing NSAID welcomed by patients and cliniciansA new 0.075% formulation of bromfenac ophthalmic solution (BromSite, Sun Pharma) could provide relief from pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.
MIGS devices lead glaucoma surgical innovation in 2016A single event stood out in everyone’s mind when Ophthalmology Times asked experts to think back on the year in glaucoma surgery: the July 29 approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the CyPass Micro-Stent.