pediatrics_Ophthalmology

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.
Patching after unilateral cataract: Less may be moreGradual reductions in the amount of patching from 3 to 4 hours at 1 year of age showed significantly better outcomes in children who undergo unilateral congenital cataract surgery.
Study sheds light on in-room time with patients, EHR documentationThe implementation of electronic health records has had great impact on the way ophthalmologists spend their time. There are concerns that this has created inefficiencies, and that physicians now spend more time documenting, and less time with their patients, which is the opposite of what was intended.
Surveying old, new diagnostic tests for pediatric neuro-ophthalmic casesNeuro-ophthalmology tests for children have made strides in the past 25 years, especially in the area of diagnostic technology. Though some testing devices remain useful, there are also advances such as in genetic testing that are being used with greater frequency.
Glaucoma risk may increase after cataract removal in early infancy
Glaucoma risk may increase after cataract removal in early infancyGlaucoma is more likely to develop in children who undergo cataract surgery when they are 6 weeks or younger.
Weighing pros, cons of IOL implantation in pediatric cataract
Weighing pros, cons of IOL implantation in pediatric cataractIOL implantation was associated with more inflammation and slightly more visual obscuration in 120 children age 2 or younger undergoing bilateral cataract surgery. However, the rate of glaucoma was similar compared with an aphakic group.
Pediatric glaucoma can have impact beyond clinical effectsAfter childhood glaucoma has been treated, ophthalmologists expect to follow patients for years, monitoring them for a host of anatomical problems that can affect their vision.
Ethics involved in using anti-VEGFs for pediatric patientsParents must be given a full understanding of the treatment risks and potential alternatives in pediatric ROP cases.
Imaging device for newborns may prompt universal vision screeningThe recent approval of an imaging device for newborn vision screening allows clinicians to image the anterior and posterior segments, the angle, and the fundus.
Atropine explored as treatment for childhood myopiaAtropine slowed childhood myopia progression by 50% to 60% in two large trials in Asia.