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Vanessa Caceres
Portable non-mydriatic device closes gap on tele-glaucoma screening
A portable non-mydriatic fundus camera was found useful in grading cup-to-disc ratio as part of glaucoma screening compared with a standard tabletop mydriatic fundus camera.
Combination therapy targets pupil maintenance, pain
The combination of phenylephrine and ketorolac helped maintain pupil diameter and lowered postoperative pain compared with placebo in patients having cataract surgery in two pooled phase III studies.
What ARMOR update means for ocular infections
Tailor antibiotic choices for each patient, as resistance remains high, according to the 2015 Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular micRoorganisms (ARMOR) update.
Treating retinochoroiditis caused by toxomoplasis
Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole can be used both acutely and prophylactically in patients with Toxoplasma gondii retinochoroiditis.
Novel dual agonist leads to notable IOP lowering
The drug ONO-9054 led to a greater reduction in IOP and a longer duration of reduction in a small clinical trial compared with latanoprost.
Why infections related to PK require intense vigilance
The causes of infections associated with penetrating keratoplasty are evolving, but no matter what the etiology, these infections consistently require vigilance and aggressive treatment.
Gauging ganciclovir gel for herpes virus
Gauging ganciclovir gel for herpes virus
Ganciclovir gel is effective for herpes simplex epithelial keratitis, and emerging evidence shows it also can be used to treat other corneal disease.
Fungal infections after keratoplasty on upswing
Post-keratoplasty fungal infections are becoming increasing more common, and the risk is significantly higher after DSEK compared with PK.
Does quality-of-life with DME therapies have a price?
In DME patients with worse baseline visual acuity, aflibercept and ranibizumab provided more of a quality-of-life improvement—yet aflibercept had an associated higher cost.
In-office treatments for MGD may provide relief
Surgeons have several in-office treatments available for meibomian gland dysfunction.