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Nonarteritic AION Incidence Increases After Age 50

Although prevalent in elderly patients with vascular risk factors, the rate of disease has remained stable over several decades.
February 22, 2024

iStent Inject Plus Cataract Surgery Reduces Average Number of Glaucoma Drugs

After two years, the treatment group had an average of 0.6 fewer meds per eye compared to controls.
February 22, 2024

Degree of Visual Impairment Significantly Impacts Employments Status, Study Finds

Odds ratios for unemployment were 3.69 in those with severe disability and 1.32 in moderate cases.
February 22, 2024

Nasal and Paracentral Regions of Optic Disc are Most Vulnerable to Visual Field Progression

Careful monitoring of these locations in patients with ocular hypertension may be useful.
February 21, 2024

Effect of UV Radiation on Ocular Melanoma Differs Between Parts of the Eye

A large study linked greater exposure to an increased risk of ciliary body/iris melanoma, but a reduced risk of choroidal melanoma.
February 21, 2024

Annual Medicare Expense for Anti-VEGF Injections Tops $4 Billion, Study Finds

A significant rise ($1.5 billion more per year) can be attributed to greater uptake of aflibercept by retina specialists. Regional differences reflect local variation in disease burden.
February 21, 2024

Faricimab Shows Positive Two-year Results Using Treat & Extend Regimen

About 60% of AMD patients maintained vision gains while pushing the dosing interval to 16 weeks.
February 20, 2024

Fetal Growth Restriction Leads to Enlarged Vertical c/d Ratio in Adulthood

Full-term babies with a birth weight below the 3rd percentile experience different optic nerve head morphology as they develop and may have a lower neuronal reserve for degenerative diseases in this region.
February 20, 2024

New Research Links Diabetic Retinopathy and Cardiovascular Disease

Their shared pathogenic pathways explain why diagnoses correlated within five years of each other, as well as the dose-response correlation between the former and the latter.
February 20, 2024

Strabismus Risk Higher After Lower vs. Upper Blepharoplasty

While still a rare complication—occurring in 1.5% to 2% of surgeries—such cases were more likely to be diagnosed and require intervention within three years, study finds.
February 16, 2024