Reviewed by Jessica Peterson, MD, MPH
Reviewed by Reginald J. Sanders, MD, and Richard Garfinkel, MD
The rate of postoperative cystoid macular edema was lower in a recent study of nearly 1,000 cataract surgery patients at two sites using intravitreal transzonular antibiotic and steroid prophylaxis than in previous studies with topical administration.
To clarify whether total intracranial CSF volume increases in IIH, researchers prospectively studied MRI-derived measures of total cranial, ventricular, and extraventricular CSF volumes in patients with IIH and controls. Results showed that the extraventricular CSF space was significantly greater in the patient group versus the controls. The ventricular volume was the same between the two groups.
Certain eye movement patterns seem to be associated with better face recognition performance in patients with central glaucomatous visual field loss.
The 256+ channel Boston subretinal prosthesis is on track for in vivo validation of function and an FDA investigational device exemption application.
Many ophthalmologists may be dropping the ball when treating moderate dry eye, which could result in progression to more severe stages of disease.
A multicolor pattern scan laser should help laser therapy maintain or potentially expand its role in the treatment of certain retinal diseases even with the availability of effective new injectable pharmaceutical products, according to retinal specialists.
Male gender and younger age were identified as risk factors for IOP elevation after dexamethasone implant treatment in retinal vein occlusion in a recent subset analysis, but the elevated IOP did not seem to affect improvement in visual acuity or anatomic outcomes evaluated with optical coherence tomography.
Analysis of data from two bilateral conjunctival allergen challenge studies of olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2% showed that ocular itching was prevented in a higher percentage of eyes treated with olopatadine when compared with vehicle.