retina

Researchers reject vitamin D role in macular degeneration
Researchers reject vitamin D role in macular degenerationAnalyzing data from the European Eye Study, Gareth J. McKay, PhD, of Queen’s University in Belfast, United Kingdom, and colleagues in 7 countries in Europe found no meaningful association between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) and AMD. They published the finding in Ophthalmology.
Choosing the right treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy
Choosing the right treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathyRetina specialists who are Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network investigators offer views on whether laser panretinal photocoagulation or anti-VEGF therapy deserves consideration as first-line treatment for proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Visual phenomena, decreased vision secondary to occipital lobe infarct
Visual phenomena, decreased vision secondary to occipital lobe infarctMicroperimetry aids diagnosis, and supplements increase circulation
6 OCT pitfalls to avoidOptometry has widely adopted optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a mainstay in diagnosing and managing ocular disease since its advent in the 1990s
Details matter when prescribing meso-zeaxanthinRecently, there has been interest by pediatric ophthalmology in protecting our most valuable retinal real estate, the fovea, with dietary zeaxanthin
Long-term aflibercept effective for nAMD after other anti-VEGF therapies failedAflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals) intravitreal injection, administered according to an as-needed regimen, improved the anatomic outcomes in many eyes refractory to monthly bevacizumab or ranibizumab injections that had persistent or recurrent fluid. However, half of the patients might require aflibercept injections every 4 weeks in order to achieve a completely dry retina.
Adalimumab effective but not a cure for uveitisAdalimumab (Humira, AbbVie), an immunosuppressive biologic therapy, improves the symptoms of noninfectious active uveitis, but causes some adverse events and does not cure the disease, researchers say.
Retinal prosthesis offers hope to blind patientsAn artificial retinal prosthesis allows patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to locate objects, detect movement, and improve orientation and mobility skills.
Roth spots show as initial presentation in multiple myelomaRoth spots are hemorrhages in the retina with white centers. They occur in a wide variety of systemic conditions that are associated with retinal hemorrhages.
Importance of adherence and follow-up in patients with diabetic retinopathyA 37-year-old male came to my office for the first time in 2014 for a diabetes eye examination at the insistence of his primary-care provider (PCP).