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No dice – Cataract

by Maxine Lipner EyeWorld Senior Contributing Writer             One Week Post-op             10 Months Post-op             16 Months Post-op             Two Years Post-op With meticulous lens epithelial cell cleanup, the capsular bag changes little over […]

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Diabetes and the cataract patient

by Michelle Dalton EyeWorld Contributing Writer         SD-OCT demonstrates intraretinal fluid, cystoid macular edema, and subretinal fluid.         SD-OCT shows significant improvement in vision and fluid with a decrease in subretinal fluid heights.         With continued treatment, the OCT demonstrates complete resolution of CME with a […]

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Postmenopausal hormone use: A protective effect against cataracts

by Vanessa Caceres EyeWorld Contributing Writer Meta-analysis leaves room for further research A recently published study reported that postmenopausal hormone use might have a protective role in the formation of cataracts.1 However, ophthalmologists who reviewed the analysis cautioned that it is not the definitive word on the topic. The meta-analysis was led by Kairan Lai of […]

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Making the case for targeted therapy for chronic dry eye

Where thermal pulsation treatment fits in today’s protocol. BY JOHN HOVANESIAN, MD, FACS Ophthalmologists often view dry eye as an less than satisfying part of practicing medicine because it is time-consuming to counsel patients, who often return unsatisfied with the treatment results. The first step in gaining satisfaction in the treatment of dry eye, for […]

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The bear facts

by Maxine Lipner EyeWorld Senior Contributing Writer           Eye as found on a tree branch after bear attack           After cleaning the eye was found to be in good condition to donate tissue. Source (all): Sudhir Singh, MD Eye as found on a tree branch after bear […]

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Corneal collagen crosslinking: A clinical update

CXL has shown promise in treating keratoconus and stabilizing corneal ectasia. BY PETER S. HERSH, MD         RC, a 52-year-old man, presented with a history of corneal ectasia in his left eye, status post LASIK eight years earlier. Visual acuity in the unaffected right eye was 20/30 uncorrected and improved to 20/20 […]

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Sight-saving eye drops could replace injections

Drug treatments for diseases that cause blindness could be delivered by eye drops instead of uncomfortable and costly eye injections, say UK researchers. The team reports how it tested this innovation on animals in the nanotechnology journal Small. The breakthrough could make a huge difference to the millions of people worldwide who, like author Stephen King […]

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Research Indicates Multivitamins May Reduce Risk of Cataracts in Men

A new study shows that long-term use of daily multivitamin supplements may lower cataract risk in men. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined data from the Physician’s Healthy Study II (PHS II), which compiled information from nearly 15,000 male doctors age 50 and older. From 1997 to 2011, half of the study’s participants took […]

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Potential to restore light sensitivity in blindness

Friday 21 February 2014 – 1am PST Progressive degeneration of photoreceptors – the rods and cones of the eyes – causes blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. While there are currently no available treatments to reverse this degeneration, a newly developed compound allows other cells in the eye to act like photoreceptors. […]

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