Different approaches for correcting presbyopia are associated with various advantages and disadvantages.
The incidence of uveal melanoma in the United States has not changed substantially from 1973 to 2008.
A new foldable hydrophobic acrylic one-piece IOL provided good visual acuity to patients in a small pilot study with a short follow-up period.
The jury is still out on the effects of anesthesia in children who undergo surgery at a young age, according to Constance S. Houck, MD. Multiple animal studies have demonstrated neuroapoptosis and long-term learning deficits in young animals after administration of general anesthesia, but population-based studies in humans have been far less clear.
The corrections following phacoemulsification and IOL implantation that are achievable today are a far cry from those commanded in the 1970s when 20/40 corrected bilaterally was considered an accomplishment following implantation of the early IOLs.
Epimacular brachytherapy was described as "interesting and encouraging" at the 2-year time point for treating exudative age-related macular degeneration that had been previously treated with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor injections.
Dry eye comes in a variety of guises and, once diagnosed, may require various therapeutic options.
Though advances have been made in achieving better functional vision in some patients with ocular injuries, the overall rates of improvements in visual acuity have remained static for three decades.
Ocriplasmin can eliminate the need for surgery to close macular holes in a substantial percentage of patients.
Infectious uveitis is usually diagnosed based on the clinical findings with consideration of the duration and progression of the disorder, the appearance of the inflammation, and the extent of the retinal involvement.