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Systemic Disease

Certain Ocular Conditions Associated with Higher Risk of Dementia

When AMD, cataract and diabetes-related eye disease were combined with a systemic condition, the chances were even greater, study finds.
September 21, 2021

Gout Linked to Ocular Surface Alterations

Early detection and treatment of damage is key for these patients, study suggests.
August 27, 2021

Two OCT Measurements Help Assess Cognitive Decline in MS

RNFL and GCIPL thinning have both been associated with neurodegeneration in patients with the disease and may serve as reliable biomarkers.
August 17, 2021

Vision Impairment Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

CDC researchers say clinical and lifestyle interventions to accommodate visual disabilities can help prevent heart disease.
May 17, 2021

Recombinant Herpes Vaccine Effective But Not Popular

Despite 89% efficacy against HZO, barely 4% of eligible patients received both doses, study finds.
April 26, 2021

Uveitis Literature Unclear on Extent of Disease

Methodologies vary widely, such that it’s difficult to draw any definitive conclusions about the disease’s prevalence and incidence.
April 7, 2021

Unique Tear Breakup Dynamics Found in Thyroid Eye Disease

Line patterns were the most common among patients with this condition, suggesting lacrimal gland involvement.
March 19, 2021

Multiple Sclerosis Eyes at Risk for Optic Nerve Thinning

Regardless of history, these patients had significantly decreased lamina cribrosa and peripapillary RNFL thicknesses.
March 19, 2021

Vascular Dysregulation More Common in NTG Patients

These individuals could be at risk for systemic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
February 9, 2021

Sjögren’s Patients with Scleritis Require Closer Monitoring

This diagnosis is associated with a greater risk of developing vision-threatening corneal complications, researchers suggest.
January 19, 2021