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Systemic Disease

Visual System May Serve as Ideal Model for MS Drug Assessment

The neurodegenerative disease can be difficult to track in terms of remyelination, but certain agents can be monitored through ocular imaging to gauge efficacy.
April 26, 2024

Statins Decrease Graves’ Ophthalmopathy Risk

Reduction by 80% was found in one Taiwanese study.
April 10, 2024

Having Both DR and Uveitis Linked to Poorer Visual Outcomes

Late-stage neovascular complications and inflammatory sequelae are much more common in these eyes.
March 11, 2024

Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes Greater Cataract, Glaucoma Risk

Recent research determined the relationship exists in this direction only—the ocular conditions don’t affect chances of developing this autoimmune disease.
March 7, 2024

Cholesterol Medications Increase Glaucoma Risk

Patients on this regimen may require screening for the disease.
January 2, 2024

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Common Among IIH Patients

Despite this association, the condition was not found to influence long-term vision or headache prognosis.
December 26, 2023

Vision Screenings Needed for Parkinson’s Disease

Active evaluation of visual function in these individuals is key to provide the best occupational therapy.
December 14, 2023

GCIPL Thickness Declines in Chronic Kidney Disease

Poor renal function was associated with thinning, particularly in participants with diabetes and hypertension.
October 12, 2023

TED Patients Improved, Ocular Alignment Stable on Teprotumumab

Baseline measures such as clinical activity score and right and left gaze horizontal prism deviation can help better predict how patients respond to this treatment.
September 26, 2023

Certain Macular Regions Indicative of MS Progression

The retinal nerve fiber and ganglion cell layers are both important in early detection of the disease.
July 19, 2023