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Aflibercept DME superiority diminishes in second yearAflibercept remains superior to bevacizumab after 2 years of treating patients with poor baseline visual acuity (VA) caused by diabetic macular edema (DME), but it loses its edge over ranibizumab, researchers said.
Visual cycle metabolites: Cause of AMD?
Visual cycle metabolites: Cause of AMD?Oxidative stress stemming from a growing accumulation of visual cycle adducts may play an important role in the pathogenesis of AMD, suggest new findings.
Long-term efficacy for DME with fewer injections? Yes, please!As a physician passionate about treating and helping patients with retinal disease, I continuously seek out and study new treatment modalities. It can be a very scary time for patients when faced with retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and diabetic macular edema (DME).
Techie-turned ophthalmologist tinkers through fellowshipSabin Dang, MD, didn’t have as clear cut of a journey to the ophthalmic world as many would expect. While today he spends his working hours improving visual outcomes of patients at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, a few years ago you would have found him creating coding software in his IT consulting company to help businesses grow.
Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billion
Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billionWe had better wake up fast to address this multifactorial problem.
Eye punch leads to choroidal ruptureSignificant in her history was blunt trauma to the left eye approximately six years earlier. The nature of this was described as, “…getting a finger poked in my eye.” There were no contributory elements to her medical, family, or social histories.
6 things you need to know: Genetic markers for glaucoma identifiedThe latest news and research you need to know about this week.
Managing the needs of female patientsOptometrists can play key roles in women’s health, especially in macular degeneration and obesity. Include a conversation about cosmetic use in discussions with female patients as well.
How a multi-component nutritional supplement benefits diabetic patientsWe all know the typical algorithm for our patients having diabetes: Maintain healthy blood sugar and pressure control, get annual dilated eye examinations, and receive laser or anti-VEGF therapy if and when they develop vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR).
8 things you missed at ARVO and ACSRS 2016It’s been a busy week for ophthalmology research and news after both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Seattle and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in New Orleans.