Tag: retinal disease

Extended AF Monitoring Worth Considering After Eye Stroke

Extended cardiac monitoring for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) should be considered in patients who have a stroke caused by central retinal artery occlusion,...

COVID Delay of nAMD Treatment Less Harmful than Expected

Many people with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) lost less vision than expected during treatment delays imposed by COVID-19, researchers say. The finding suggests that...

COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the prevalence of myopia by confining young children indoors, researchers say. Spending more time inside focused on computer screens...

Aflibercept Won’t Help Vision in Early Diabetic Retinopathy

Intravitreal injections with aflibercept (Eylea) don’t improve the visual acuity of people with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), researchers say. The treatments do reduce the risk...

Surgery Equals Drug Tx for Bleeding in Diabetic Retinopathy

In the treatment of vitreous hemorrhage from proliferative diabetic retinopathy, intraocular injection with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) shows similar efficacy to that of vitrectomy...

Implant Reduces Treatment Burden in Wet Macular Degeneration

A ranibizumab implant (Port Delivery System) could ease treatment burden, and even improve long-term visual acuity, in people with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, interim results...

Dexamethasone for Macular Edema Unresponsive to Anti-VEGF

When diabetic macular edema does not improve with anti-vascular endothelial growth-factor (VEGF) therapy, a quick and complete switch to dexamethasone might help, results from a...

Pandemic Delays Treatment, Threatening Patients and Research

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a severe toll on patients with...

Ophthalmologists Called to Catch Cancers Earlier

Significant advances in the management of eye cancer mean that early referrals to subspecialists are crucial when ophthalmologists suspect disease in their patients, two leaders...

Ophthalmology Practices Hit Hard by COVID-19 Closures, Changes

“We are surviving, and we are keeping almost all of our employees still employed. We are applying for multiple programs including the payroll protection...

We Still Don’t Know How Many People Are in the Hospital With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Late last month, Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to...

Possible COVID Drug Can Be Toxic to Retinas

As we await evidence from multiple ongoing trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the treatment of COVID-19, clinicians have had to make do with conflicting reports regarding its potential efficacy....