Tag: vision care and maintenance

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...

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure

The development of “miners’ nystagmus” in an individual who had lived in complete darkness for at least 2 years because of migraine is believed to...

Will Blue Light Glasses Help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the blue light glasses industry. As people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital...

Smart Contact Lens Targets Vision Improvement

A contact lens that operates like a smartphone in the eye was the breakout but not-yet-ready-for-prime-time health tech at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year....

A Reflection of a Life-Threatening Condition

When a 47-year-old woman with well-controlled schizophrenia attended the Smell and Taste Research Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, Justin Virk, MD, had no idea he was...

The Cat’s Meow

When fourth-year medical student Chevelle Winchester was finishing her psychiatry rotation in Chicago under neurologist and psychiatrist Alan R. Hirsch, MD, she encountered a patient...

Ranibizumab Biosimilar Shows Equivalent Efficacy to Branded Drug for Neovascular AMD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a phase 3 study, the ranibizumab biosimilar SB11 demonstrated equivalent efficacy and similar safety and immunogenicity profiles compared with...

Fluocinolone Implant Real-World Experience Matches DME Trials

A fluocinolone acetonide implant (Iluvien) administered under real-world circumstances works just as well for diabetic macular edema (DME) as it did in clinical trials, a...

Collagen Crosslinking Shows Promise for Keratitis

Corneal collagen crosslinking, a procedure developed for keratoconus, could treat keratitis as effectively as antimicrobials, a new study suggests. The procedure could prove particularly useful...

Vision Impairment Tied to Less Use of Cancer Screenings by Older Adults

(Reuters Health) – Older adults with vision impairment are less likely to receive recommended breast and colon cancer screenings than peers without vision problems, a...

Diabetes Screening Program in Optometry Offices to Expand

A program in which optometrists conduct in-office diabetes screening is now being expanded based on successful pilot data. The program is sponsored by VSP Vision...

JIA Arthritis and Uveitis Flares ‘Often Run Parallel’

Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis–associated uveitis (JIA-U) are significantly more likely to experience a flare in their eye disease if their arthritis is also worsening,...

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...

Novel Smart Needle System Reduces Risk of Filler Complications

In the very near future, clinicians injecting dermal fillers on the face will have the benefit of a guided “smart” needle that senses blood vessels, thereby...

Monovision Contact Lenses Raise Risk for Traffic Accidents

Monovision contact lenses, a common prescription, corrects each eye for a different distance, causing one image to be blurrier than the other and prompting some...

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...

Magnification on Headsets Challenges Visually Impaired

First-generation headsets helped magnify objects and increase contrast for people with impaired vision, but they also encouraged head movements that degraded visual performance and prompted...

Visual Impairment Tied to Increased Dementia Risk in Older Women

(Reuters Health) – Older women with objective visual impairment are likely to develop dementia or mild cognitive impairment, a secondary analysis of data from the...

Two Rare Neurologic Conditions Linked to COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 29, 2020 — Two rare neurologic conditions in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 add more evidence...

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) provides outcomes similar to those with conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (PCS), according to results from...