A proprietary miniature glaucoma device implanted under a partial-thickness scleral flap is safe and predictable compared with trabeculectomy.
Wavefront-guided spectacles may provide a better solution than standard eyeglasses for patients with subjective complaints stemming from higher-order aberrations after LASIK.
Analysis programs for longitudinal assessment of glaucoma are advancing. A new optical coherence tomography software analysis program provides overlays of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness plots as well as regression
A proprietary retina tomograph (Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3, Heidelberg Engineering) can help ophthalmologists differentiate patients at risk of progression to glaucoma from those patients who are not, based on structural and functional findings in the optic nerve and visual fields.
A better visual outcome can be achieved after corneal transplantation surgery in pediatric patients with Peters' anomaly type 1 if the surgery is performed when the patients are aged approximately 10 to 15 weeks and if the glaucoma and astigmatism are well controlled.
Monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) seems to be responsible for apoptosis of the photoreceptors in certain visual disorders. MCP-1 seems to have a critical role in mediating photoreceptor apoptosis after retinal detachment in an experimental murine model. Specifically, MCP-1 causes macrophages and microglia to accumulate and generate oxidative stress in the retina.
Kaihai, HI—An intraocular epiretinal radiotherapy system (NeoVista Inc.) used during partial vitrectomy has provided encouraging results from a feasibility study of radiation to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), said Andrew P. Schachat, MD, here at the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting.
Las Vegas—Implantation of a keratoprosthesis for pediatric corneal opacity seems to be a promising option for optical rehabilitation. One keratoprosthesis (Boston KPro, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) is well tolerated in children and may offer an alternative to penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), which is associated with several potential complications, Matthew D. Gearinger, MD, said at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.
Las Vegas—Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) offers major advantages to the clinician in providing high-resolution, cross-sectional images of the retina. These newly developed instruments can acquire three-dimensional (3-D) scans at a high speed and provide excellent point-to-point registration, explained Yale L. Fisher, MD, during the Retina Subspecialty Day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.
At month 24, 65.7% of patients treated with PDT, 90.0% of those treated with 0.3 mg ranibizumab, and 89.9% of those treated with 0.5 mg ranibizumab lost fewer than 15 letters compared with baseline. These results were very similar to the 12-month results.