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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516404/screening-for-diabetic-eye-disease-among-samoan-adults-a-pilot-study
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V Swetha E Jeganathan, Tim Langford, Lucilla Ah-Ching Sefo, Alex W Hewitt, Nitin Verma
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy in Samoa by piloting a retinal photography screening programme. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of patients with diabetes who presented to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole eye clinic in Apia, Samoa, between May 2011 and September 2011. Study approval was granted by the National Health Service Board of Samoa, the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee, and the study adhered to the Tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki...
May 17, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508241/resource-use-and-real-world-outcomes-for-ranibizumab-treat-and-extend-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-the-uk-interim-results-from-terra
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Yit Yang, Louise Downey, Hemal Mehta, Bushra Mushtaq, Niro Narendran, Nishal Patel, Praveen J Patel, Filis Ayan, Kara Gibson, Franklin Igwe, Pete Jeffery
INTRODUCTION: Ranibizumab is an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (anti-VEGF) approved for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). The treat and extend (T&E) regimen can potentially reduce the burden of clinic visits compared with a pro re nata (PRN) regimen. Retrospective, interim analyses of clinical effectiveness, treatment and resource use patterns were conducted using real-world data in England and Wales from the TERRA study. METHODS: Two cohorts, those switching from a PRN to a T&E regimen ('prior PRN') and those initiating ranibizumab on the T&E regimen as their first anti-VEGF therapy ('anti-VEGF-naïve') were enrolled in TERRA...
May 15, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477325/clinical-practice-a-proposed-standardized-ophthalmological-assessment-for-patients-with-cystinosis
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REVIEW
Anne-Marie Pinxten, Minh-Tri Hua, Jennifer Simpson, Katharina Hohenfellner, Elena Levtchenko, Ingele Casteels
Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease with an incidence of approximately 1 case per 100,000-200,000 live births. Over the years, gaining in-depth knowledge of the disease has led to vast improvement in patient life expectancy. However, debilitating, extra-renal manifestations such as eye disease, in particular corneal crystal deposition and its associated photophobia, still occur frequently, regardless of patient age and notwithstanding the increased implementation of systemic therapy. Ophthalmological assessment has not yet been standardized...
May 5, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477324/erratum-to-a-review-of-presbyopia-treatment-with-corneal-inlays
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M Amir Moarefi, Shamik Bafna, William Wiley, Jeffrey Augustine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 5, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451952/a-systematic-review-of-the-treat-and-extend-treatment-regimen-with-anti-vegf-agents-for-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Maria Gemenetzi, Praveen J Patel
Despite significant progress in retaining vision for neovascular age-related macular degeneration patients in the era of treatment with intravitreal anti-VEGF agents, there is no universally accepted treatment regimen that defines the frequency of treatment needed to achieve the optimal visual outcomes while simultaneously balancing the burden of long-term, frequent and high-cost treatment. Treat and extend has recently and consistently been used by retina specialists to minimise the financial and psychological costs of the need for frequent treatment with anti-VEGF injections...
April 27, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444515/cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-a-previous-history-of-kamra-inlay-implantation-a-case-series
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Majid Moshirfar, Tyler S Quist, David F Skanchy, Steven H Linn, Jordan Desautels, Phillip C Hoopes
INTRODUCTION: The visual outcome of cataract surgery in patients with a previous history of KAMRA inlay implantation is an emerging issue for which limited research exists. The purpose of this study is to describe postoperative visual outcomes in this patient population. METHODS: This is a case series with retrospective chart review. Seven patients underwent cataract surgery following KAMRA corneal inlay implantation. Visual acuity was assessed before and after cataract surgery...
April 25, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391446/a-review-of-current-and-future-management-of-geographic-atrophy
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REVIEW
Riccardo Sacconi, Eleonora Corbelli, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a multifactorial disease and a leading cause of vision impairment in elderly people in Western society. Geographic atrophy (GA), the late stage of dry AMD, is typically defined as a round or oval area of atrophy of 175 µm or more. In GA patients, visual acuity (VA) can still be good if the macula is spared, but decreased if GA extends through the fovea causing a great impairment of quality of life. Because of a poor correlation between VA and GA lesions or progression, a multimodal imaging approach is necessary to better follow up GA patients...
April 8, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390052/a-review-of-presbyopia-treatment-with-corneal-inlays
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REVIEW
M Amir Moarefi, Shamik Bafna, William Wiley
The prevalence of presbyopia continues to increase every year. The therapeutic approaches to presbyopia cover the spectrum of non-surgical to surgical techniques. With recent advances in biocompatible materials, corneal inlays make a strong case for their place within the treatment spectrum. This article takes a closer look at three of the current corneal inlay models: KAMRA, Raindrop, and Presbia Flexivue Microlens. Each design approach and mode of action is described with data from key clinical trials. Furthermore, the ability to choose the most suitable corneal inlay is presented by comparing each model and identifying their similarities and differences...
April 7, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357601/a-review-of-microinvasive-combined-phaco-vitrectomy-recent-technical-advances
#9
REVIEW
Andrea Mercanti, Antonio Renna
Combined cataract and vitreoretinal surgery results in better compliance in patients with posterior segment pathology and should be the preferred approach to reduce the high rate of cataract development after vitreoretinal surgery and to improve earlier visual acuity. Technological advances in both anterior and posterior segment surgery are leading to the development of instruments with a smaller diameter and more efficient tools, resulting in a minimizing of the tissue trauma related to the surgery, acceleration of functional recovery and increasing patient comfort...
March 29, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324452/a-review-of-ranibizumab-for-the-treatment-of-diabetic-retinopathy
#10
REVIEW
Michael W Stewart
INTRODUCTION: Laser photocoagulation has been the standard treatment for diabetic macular edema (DME) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) for several decades. The discovery of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the subsequent determination of its critical role in the development DME and PDR has led to the development of VEGF inhibitory drugs. Ranibizumab was the first anti-VEGF drug approved for the treatment of both DME and diabetic retinopathy in eyes with DME. METHODS: Medline searches with the keywords "ranibizumab," "diabetic macular edema," and "proliferative diabetic retinopathy" were performed to identify pertinent pre-clinical studies and clinical trials...
March 21, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258400/a-review-of-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-recent-findings-and-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Yujia Zhou, Ahmad A Aref
Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) has been widely used in the clinical management of glaucoma, both as primary and adjunctive treatment. As new evidence continues to arise, we review the current literature in terms of indications and efficacy, surgical technique, postoperative care, repeatability, and complications of this therapy. SLT has been shown to be effective in various glaucomas, including primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), normal-tension glaucoma (NTG), steroid-induced glaucoma, pseudoexfoliation glaucoma (PXFG), and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), as well as other glaucoma subtypes...
March 3, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210962/giant-cell-tumor-of-the-frontal-bone-presenting-as-an-orbital-mass
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Peter H Tang, Pradeep Mettu, Amanda C Maltry, Andrew R Harrison, Ali Mokhtarzadeh
A 10-year-old male was referred for evaluation of a right orbital mass present for 3 weeks with associated tenderness to palpation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography imaging (CT) revealed a solid mass centered in the frontal bone with extension into the orbit. Surgical excision and histologic analysis of the lesion was consistent with a diagnosis of a Giant Cell Tumor (GCT) of the frontal bone. The patient tolerated the procedure without complication and is doing well upon follow-up.
February 16, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188490/a-review-of-laser-assisted-versus-traditional-phacoemulsification-cataract-surgery
#13
REVIEW
H Burkhard Dick, Tim Schultz
The use of femtosecond laser surgery improves the precision and reproducibility of corneal incisions and the capsular opening; it also reduces the amount of ultrasound energy required for lens nucleus work-up. The rate of complications reported so far appears to be low. There are a number of contraindications such as a history of cornea and/or glaucoma surgery and certain anatomical features like deep-set eyes, kyphosis, tremor, and obesity. Visual recovery and refractive results of both techniques are excellent...
February 10, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185205/a-review-of-subthreshold-micropulse-laser-and-recent-advances-in-retinal-laser-technology
#14
REVIEW
Daniel Su, Jean-Pierre Hubschman
The role of retinal photocoagulation as a first line therapy for various retinal pathologies has decreased with the introduction of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. However, retinal laser therapy remains an important treatment modality, especially with the emergence of micropulse subthreshold treatment and the integration of newer technology such as augmented reality and semi-automated delivery. This review summarizes current evidence for micropulse laser as a treatment modality and discusses the role of new technology such as augmented reality in the future of laser therapy...
February 9, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160249/evaluation-of-iontophoretic-collagen-cross-linking-for-early-stage-of-progressive-keratoconus-compared-to-standard-cross-linking-a-non-inferiority-study
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Alina Cantemir, Anisia I Alexa, Nicoleta Anton, Roxana E Ciuntu, Ciprian Danielescu, Dorin Chiselita, Danut Costin
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of iontophoretic collagen cross-linking (I-CXL) compared to epithelium-off standard collagen cross-linking (CXL) in treating the early stages of progressive keratoconus. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study at Oftaprof Clinic, Iasi, Romania included 40 eyes of 40 patients with progressive keratoconus stage I according to the Amsler classification who underwent I-CXL and the results were compared with a matched group of 40 eyes from 40 patients who received standard CXL...
February 3, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160248/gas-tamponade-for-retinectomy-in-pvr-related-retinal-detachments-a-retrospective-study
#16
Vasileios T Papastavrou, Irini Chatziralli, Dominic McHugh
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the anatomical and functional results in patients with proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) treated with retinectomy and perfluoro-octane gas (C3F8) as a tamponade agent. METHODS: 12 patients with inferior and anterior complicated PVR-related retinal detachment, who were treated with retinectomy, where C3F8 was used as the tamponade agent were examined. Primary outcome was the anatomical success, while visual acuity, existence of an epiretinal membrane (ERM) and intraocular pressure (IOP) postoperatively were secondary outcomes...
February 3, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155208/comparison-between-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-and-lacrimal-punctal-plugs-for-the-control-of-post-lasik-dry-eye-manifestations-a-prospective-study
#17
Sameh M Fouda, Hala K Mattout
INTRODUCTION: Laser in situ keratomelieusis (LASIK) is one of the commonest refractive procedures performed nowadays. The dry eye problem is nearly universal in all patients after LASIK and it can be so annoying that the post-operative patient satisfaction is sometimes precluded. Conventional treatment includes the use of artificial tears. Alternative methods such as punctal plugs and botulinum toxin injection can be used for the management of post-LASIK dry eye. The aim of this study is to compare botulinum toxin injection in the orbicularis muscle to lacrimal punctal plugs for the control of post-LASIK dry eye manifestations...
February 2, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909980/omalizumab-in-severe-refractory-vernal-keratoconjunctivitis-in-children-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Serge Doan, Flore Amat, Eric Gabison, Sarah Saf, Isabelle Cochereau, Jocelyne Just
INTRODUCTION: Vernal keratoconjunctivis (VKC) is a severe form of pediatric ocular allergy, characterized by acute and chronic corneoconjunctival inflammation that may lead to visual sequelae. Although topical immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine are usually effective, some severe forms may be refractory and require prolonged steroid therapy. Very few papers report the use of omalizumab in VKC in the literature. In the present study, we describe our clinical experience with omalizumab in severe VKC children...
December 1, 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837409/need-for-animal-models-of-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
#19
Louis Tong, Preeya K Gupta
Evaporative dry eye has gained increasing interest in recent years in academia, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. The main cause of this type of dry eye is attributed to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD is a diffuse abnormality of the meibomian glands characterised by terminal duct obstruction and eventually leading to signs and symptoms of dry eye. There have been only a few reported animal models of MGD, but recent advances are likely to lead to new models and better ways to assess the pathology in these animals...
December 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815721/erratum-to-newly-diagnosed-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-randomized-to-2-trabecular-bypass-stents-or-prostaglandin-outcomes-through-36-months
#20
Steven D Vold, Lilit Voskanyan, Manfred Tetz, Gerd Auffarth, Imran Masood, Leon Au, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed, Hady Saheb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Ophthalmology and Therapy
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