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Systemic Disease

Research Details Influence of Systemic Meds on Cataract

Some of the strongest associations were with tricyclic antidepressants, antiarrhythmic drugs and insulin.
January 20, 2023

Fibromyalgia Signs Visible in Retina

Spectral-domain OCT parameters enabled the identification of affected eyes.
January 3, 2023

COPD Associated with Ocular Changes

Most likely due to the effects of smoking, these patients showed reduced retinal vascular density on OCT-A.
December 28, 2022

Certain Systemic Medications May Lower AMD Prevalence

Understanding how these drugs interfere with the condition’s pathways may lead to new therapeutic avenues.
November 10, 2022

Neuroimaging Shines Light on Chronic Ocular Surface Pain, Photophobia

New research using fMRI found that trigeminal nociceptive pathways may contribute to the conditions, and anesthesia seemed to have a modulating effect.
October 12, 2022

Mild Thyroid Eye Disease May Respond to Doxycycline

More work still needs to be done, though, as the drug’s improvement rate was fairly low.
October 4, 2022

Stroke Associated with Increased Prevalence of Ocular Disease

Findings also revealed a close relationship with mild to moderate and severe visual impairment in individuals with hypertension.
September 26, 2022

Patient Questionnaire Helps Assess Visual Effects of Parkinson’s

Routine use can help identify issues even in subclinical disease.
September 20, 2022

Trigeminal Neuralgia Causes Ocular Surface Changes

These occur in both eyes despite the unilaterality of the condition, suggesting a bilateral mechanism, study says.
September 15, 2022

Cardiovascular Health May Predict Ocular Health

Some modifiable risk factors were associated with thinning of the retina and likelihood of glaucoma.
August 17, 2022