Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Glaucoma is a disease where high eye pressure causes eventual damage to the optic nerve, which in turn causes a slow, but devastating loss of vision.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The distance between the implant and the crystalline lens was significantly less in older patients and significantly greater in patients with a toric ICL. Thhere was a significantly lower incidence of contact between the lenses in eyes implanted with a toric ICL.
Anterior subcapsular opacification developed in 13.0% of eyes. There was contact between the ICL and the crystalline lens in 15.6% of the eyes and half of these developed anterior subcapsular opacification. The association between anterior subcapsular opacification and contact was significant.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The 4-year incidence and progression of DR and the incidence of ME and CSME among Latinos are high compared to non-Hispanic whites.
February 2010 - Volume 26 - Issue 2 - pp 118-120
According to this study,
No child suffering from accidental head injury was found to have retinal hemorrhages nor was any found to have experienced child abuse. Therefore, we can be confident to an upper limit of 95% that the chance of retinal hemorrhages occurring as a result of accidental traumatic event alone is at the most 0.028.
Conclusions: Apparent life-threatening events alone are unlikely to cause retinal hemorrhages in children younger than 2 years. Therefore, if retinal hemorrhages are detected, investigation into the possibility of nonaccidental injury is essential.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
After adjustment for potential confounding variables, the use of glaucoma medications was associated with a reduced likelihood of death in this large sample of US adults with glaucoma. Future investigations should explore this association further because these findings may have important clinical implications.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
This study demonstrates loss of RNFL thickness in the peripheral macula in type 1 diabetic patients with no or minimal diabetic retinopathy compared to controls. These results support the concept that diabetes has an early neurodegenerative effect on the retina, which occurs even though the vascular component of diabetic retinopathy is minimal.
Volume 29, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 79-93
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
This article summarizes the new Synchrony Accommodative Intraocular Implant. It is a double lens that is implanted in the capsular bag. Ciliary body contraction with accompanying zonular tension changes causes changes in the distance between the two lenses, enabling accommodation. 3 Year results on 19 patients show a best corrected visual acuity at distance to be 20/28 and 20/23 at near. These results are comparable to the ReStor IOL. Accommodation seems to improve from year 1 to year 2 post-operatively.
Monday, February 01, 2010
Fifteen patients with Normal Tension Glaucoma (NTG study group) received 300 mg oral magnesium citrate for 1 month, while 15 patients with NTG (control group) received no treatment. In the study group pattern standard deviation improved from 3.6 at baseline to 2.8 at 1 month (p<0.05).>