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Diabetes

Peripapillary Retinal Nerve Thinning Faster In People With Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is expected to accelerate age-related peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) loss; but limited information on the rate of reduction; in pRNFL thicknesses in patients with type 2 diabetes is available. People with type 2 diabetes show accelerated thinning of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL); even in the absence of…

Yellow Lens Glasses

Yellow Lens Glasses Do Not Improve Night Driving

Some marketing materials for yellow-lens night-driving glasses claim that they increase night time road visibility; and reduce oncoming headlight glare (HLG). However, there is no scientific evidence to support these claims. Detection of pedestrians and negative effects of headlight glare; are not improved by wearing yellow lens glass while driving at night. A single-center cohort…

Statins

Statins Can Decrease Your Risk Of Glaucoma

Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, is a condition where pressure commonly builds up in the eye; and affects the optic nerve. Recent research suggests that statins cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to treat; and prevent cardiovascular disease also lower intraocular pressure and promote blood flow to the optic nerve; which may help lower glaucoma risk. Increased…

Retinitis pigmentosa

Failure Of Glucose Metabolism In Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a common hereditary eye disorder that leads to the gradual deterioration of rod cells causing reduced peripheral vision and night vision. Subsequent loss of cone photoreceptors cause the loss of high-resolution daylight and color vision. Ophthalmology researchers at the University of Louisville have discovered the loss of vision in RP is…

Intravitreal Injections

Intravitreal Injections Are Costlier Than People Think

Each intravitreal injections do costs $127.74 — $1.60 for materials; $97.88 for labor, and $28.26 for overhead said Christina Weng, MD, from the Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. However, Medicare reimbursement in 2018 was just $104.40, which means a loss of $23.34, or 22.36%, for every injection. “That’s shocking…

Macular degeneration

Paradigm Shift For Future Directions For Macular Degeneration

A large-scale collaborative research to address dry macular degeneration; which is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly for which there is currently no effective treatment; is called by a group of investigators assembled by the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC). The NAEC a 12-member panel that helps guide the National Eye Institute recognized;…

Lens

Eyes Lose Their Ability To Focus: Progressive Lens Can Be Used

The eyes lose their ability to focus up close, as people grows older. The condition called presbyopia, and it is both extremely common and relatively easy to fix; with solutions like reading glasses, bifocals or progressive lens. Another common correction, called mono-vision, solves the problem with different lenses in each eye; one that focuses nearby,…

Age-related

New Age-Related Macular Degeneration In Untreated Fellow Eyes

Incidence of conversion to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD); in untreated fellow eyes of patients who are treated for nAMD in 1 eye with anti–vascular endothelial growth factor agents provides important prognostic information; to clinically manage patients. New age-related macular degeneration (AMD); develops in about a quarter of fellow eyes to those treated for neovascular…

Corneal Cells

New Quantitative Biomarker Helps Assess Quality Of Corneal Cells

Our eyes the windows to the soul need constant care, and as we age, they sometimes also need significant repair. The panes of these windows the corneal cells are transparent tissues that have; the focus of some of the oldest and most common transplantation surgeries. Now thanks to researchers in Kyoto, some such transplants may…

Marijuana

Expert Says, Marijuana Not Great Choice For Glaucoma Treatment says

Marijuana can help reduce the pressure inside the eye (IOP, or intraocular pressure). Being a euphoric drug, it is now a commonly used recreational and medicinal drug. In fact, its use ranks fourth among all substances, behind tobacco, alcohol and caffeine. In 2008, Michigan voted in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) to allow certain…

ophthalmology

Female Ophthalmology Residents Perform Fewer Procedures

Female residents perform fewer cataract operations and total procedures than male residents; according to a study publish online in JAMA Ophthalmology.  Dan Gong, M.D., from the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues conducted a retrospective; longitudinal analysis of resident case logs from 24 U.S. ophthalmology…

Eye disorders

Eye Disorders In Adults With Diabetes Can Have CDC Assesses

Eye disorders frequently affect adults aged 45 years and older with diagnosed diabetes; and disorders are more common for those with diagnosed diabetes for 10 years or more, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Compared with adults who have had…