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CLINICAL

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How novel anticoagulants compare with warfarin for intraocular bleedingHow do the newer anticoagulant medications compare with warfarin when it comes to the risk of intraocular bleeding? A meta-analysis published in JAMA Ophthalmology did a systematic review of phase 3 randomized trials looking at over 100,000 patients.
Engaging OCTA in glaucoma imaging
Engaging OCTA in glaucoma imagingA prospective, observational study found that eyes with mild POAG could be differentiated from pre-perimetric glaucomatous eyes, which also could be differentiated from normal eyes using OCTA-derived retinal vessel density measurements.
Study explores influence of ocular blood flow in course of glaucomaOcular blood flow has been associated with the incidence, prevalence and progression of glaucoma, but its potential causative role remains a subject for debate. Better insights may be on the horizon using OCT angiography and sophisticated mathematical modeling techniques.
Ultra-widefield camera captures images from macula, far peripheryA recently released ultra-widefield fundus camera takes images in true color and captures high-resolution imagess rom the macula to the far periphery.
Adding electroretinography: Technology to clinical utilityPattern electroretinography (PERG) and visually evoked potential (VEP) tests can objectively evaluate the function of axion and retinal ganglion cells. These test results can add another component in successfully treating patients with cataract and/or glaucoma.
OCTA system offers exquisite views
OCTA system offers exquisite viewsA new high-density OCT angiography system (AngioVueHD, OptoVue) provides exquisite views of the retinal microvasculature without the need for injection of fluorescein dye.
Aqueous angiography: Moving toward individualized IOP control
Aqueous angiography: Moving toward individualized IOP controlAqueous angiography facilitates increased understanding of aqueous humor outflow that can provide individualized treatment for IOP control.
Novel therapies could stem burden of diabetic eye diseaseA better understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of diabetes has resulted in improved control of its local and systemic comorbidities. Further developments are needed, however, considering the growing number of diabetic patients and who are at risk for late-stage diabetic eye disease.
Small-aperture IOL offers advantages over other presbyopia lenses
Small-aperture IOL offers advantages over other presbyopia lensesA new small-aperture intraocular lens (IOL) extends patients’ depth of focus as well as multifocal IOLs with fewer dysphotopsias, researchers say.