Trigeminal Neuralgia Causes Ocular Surface Changes

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

Visual Function Associated With Cognitive Decline, Study Suggests

However, the findings underscore a lack of evidence regarding a common contributory factor.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases RNFL Thinning, Cup-to-disc Ratio

Conversely, the disorder does not seem to affect corneal nerves.

Greater Risk of NAION Associated with High Altitudes

Exposed patients can exhibit a relatively progressive course of vision loss after initial onset and severe thinning of optic nerves on OCT.

RNFL Thickness Linked to Elderly Cognitive Performance

This marker may potentially detect impairment in this patient population.

Chromatic Pupilloperimetry, AI May Detect Patients with Alzheimer’s Risk

A new study found that dendrites of melanopsin-containing retinal ganglion cells may be affected at preclinical disease stages.

Getting on My Nerves

An otherwise routine visit reveals a suspicious finding. What is the appropriate course of action?

Pupil Responds Differently to Black vs. Colored Illusions

The former instinctually causes dilation, while the latter triggers constriction. The reaction is a defense mechanism, researchers say.

Visual Hallucinations in the Dementia Spectrum

Be proactive in asking patients questions and understand the risks they certainly face.

Morning Bright Light Therapy May Reduce TBI Symptoms

About 75% of veterans reported improvements in sleep-wake dysfunction in this preliminary study.

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