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Optic disc swelling early sign of cat-scratch neruoretinitis
Optic disc swelling early sign of cat-scratch neruoretinitisScratches by young felines can lead to ocular complications. Find out how a patient’s floater led to a referral and diagnosis of cat-scratch neuroretinitis.
PALADIN subset finds improvement after 12 months with intravitreal implantAmong a subset of patients in the phase IV PALADIN study, there was improved visual acuity, improved macular thickness, and reduced treatment burden among patients treated with the intravitreal fluocinolone acetonide 0.2 µg (Iluvien implant) for DME.
Does dexamethasone implant add benefit in ranibizumab patients?The addition of dexamethasone implant (Ozurdex, Allergan) to a continuing regimen of ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) did not produce results in visual acuity outcomes that differed from those achieved with ranibizumab alone at 6 months. However, there was an improvement in the central macular thickness on OCT in patients.
Patient-assistance programs for AMD treatmentsAlthough a proven treatment therapy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) requires frequent, costly anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections. Some pharmaceutical companies do have patient-assistance programs to help alleviate the financial burden.
Moorfields research provides hope for choroideremia curePreliminary research has shown that ataluren is effective in overriding the nonsense mutation in choroideremia patients, however, further research is needed.
Latest research brings awareness to new AMD discoveriesResearch on treatments and/or causes of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) covers a wide range of approaches and paradigms. The latest research published in the past three months are perfect examples for understanding and treating AMD.
Are you aware of the available resources for AMD?Since February is designated Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness month. For healthcare providers, there are numerous resources available to help promote awareness to patients and to encourage patients to continue (or start) annual visual exams.
Child with abnormal eye lesionsA 12-year-old girl is referred to the office after a routine dilated eye exam shows unusual retinal lesions. The child has been having headaches for the past 2 years that are described as mostly in the vertex with no other associated vomiting symptoms. Headaches are intermittent and usually relieved with ibuprofen.
Treat-and-extend protocol reduces burden of anti-VEGF treatment for DMEResults of the prospective TREX-DME study provide an evidence base for using a treat-and-extend protocol for administering anti-VEGF injections for eyes with diabetic macular edema.
Algorithms provide guidance for managing RVO-related macular edema