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Nancy Groves
Shunt implantation efficacious for management of uveitic glaucoma
The outcomes for shunt implantation show promise as an option for the management of uveitic glaucoma. In a retrospective chart review, 73% of patients had a decrease of at least 20% in IOP 6 months postoperatively.
Postmortem ultrasound, OCT enhance study of posterior segment
Common imaging techniques—such as optical coherence tomography and ultrasound biomicroscopy—can be enlisted to help with research into retinal diseases when used to examine postmortem eyes, suggest findings from a collaborative research program.
Gene analysis: IOP related to plasma membrane adhesion
Using a new analytic approach to dig deeper into data from genome-wide association studies, researchers have found several common mechanisms underlying IOP.
Analysis: Impact of bupropion use on open-angle glaucoma risk
The widely used antidepressant bupropion appeared to protect against open-angle glaucoma in an analysis of a large health-care claims database.
Long-term gene therapy for wet AMD promising
Long-term gene therapy for wet AMD promising
The first results from a phase I trial of gene therapy for exudative age-related macular degeneration using a subretinal injection suggest that the treatment is safe and well tolerated even in the elderly population and may eliminate the need for frequent reinjection with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents.
ARMOR surveillance data update shows increased levels of resistance
The latest surveillance data on antibiotic resistance trends show increased levels of resistance among certain isolates, warranting ongoing, prospective, multicenter surveillance studies.
Comparing conventional limbal relaxing incisions, femtosecond laser
Intraoperative aberrometry readings can be useful in reducing astigmatism when used with either conventional diamond blade limbal relaxing incisions and femtosecond laser arcuate incisions. In a study of 50 eyes, no statistically significant difference was found between two groups of patients in postoperative mean residual astigmatism.
Novel design for pupil dilation device expands realm of surgical options
A novel device for pupil dilation offers several advantages over current devices, including the ability to be inserted through smaller sizes and lesser numbers of incisions in procedures, noted its inventor, Suven Bhattacharjee, MS, DO, DNB, FRF.
Dynamics of dry eye evaluation changing as options expand
A healthy, stable tear film is essential for high quality visual function and stable interblink vision. If patients have dry eye disease, it must be successfully resolved before corneal refractive surgery takes place. Similarly, patients who do not have preoperative dry eye but are at high risk of developing the disease postoperatively also need special attention.
Trends point to strategies for management of parasitic keratitis
Although relatively rare, cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis have been on the rise for more than a decade, for reasons not entirely understood.