Computer-based image analysis promising for ROP January 23, 2017 By Laird Harrison Computers may make more reliable diagnoses of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity than individual clinicians, a researcher reports. Paradigm shifting for ILM peeling, prone position after vitrectomy January 23, 2017 By Lynda Charters Peeling of the internal limiting membrane has increasingly become a dogma of surgical retina, while maintenance of the face-down positioning may become anachronistic in many cases. New biomarker may predict treatment response in DME January 23, 2017 By Steve Lenier Researchers have identified a new biomarker they believe can be used as a predictor of vision change in patients with diabetic macular edema, either during the natural history of the disease or after undergoing anti-VEGF therapy. The biomarker is disorganization of the retinal inner layers, or DRIL. How to manage retinal disease in pregnant patients January 23, 2017 By Lynda Charters Pregnant patients require special care and surveillance when retinal diseases are present. It’s about ocular health, not sales Contact lenses are medical devices. I can write it again and again. These are not commodities. Roles of Klotho and Endothelin-1 in pseudoexfoliation January 18, 2017 By Laird Harrison Serum and aqueous levels of Klotho levels are reduced in pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) and pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PEG) while Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is increased, researchers say. How glucosamine supplements may increase IOP January 04, 2017 By Laird Harrison The finding raises questions about whether the supplements could play a role in glaucoma, wrote H. Esfandiari of the University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran and colleagues in the journal Eye. Tracking treatment adherence in newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma January 01, 2017 By Lynda Charters An analysis of U.S. claims data reveals a substantial proportion of patients (17%) remained untreated 4 years after their initial diagnosis of open-angle glaucoma. Poor oral health may be associated with POAG January 01, 2017 By Nancy Groves Recent tooth loss and periodontal disease have been linked to primary open-angle glaucoma in a large prospective study of male health professionals.