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Opthamologist News

Welcome to the Opthamologist News page (Ophthalmologist News ).

This page is intended as a quick update on whats going on in the world of Opthamology, including ophthalmology studies, news and general articles. Have a browse and see if something catches your eye.

We have also added another  Opthalmology news page, that includes only the latest medical studies and results, so if you are an Opthamologist, then it is also worth a read: Ophthalmology Journal.

For our ‘General Eye Health’ news page, please see: Eye Health.

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Opthamologist News:

CONCLUSIONS: The laminar thickness did not significantly differ between the high and low IOP groups. However, the prevalence of Raynaud phenomenon was higher in the low IOP groups. These results suggest that the development of glaucoma with low IOP patients may be more influenced by peripheral vasospasm, such as Raynaud phenomenon, rather than laminar thickness in NTG. PMID: 25435750 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: Although the difference was not statistically significant, intraocular lens calculations done by the AL-scan were nearly similar in predicting postoperative refraction compared to those of applanation ultrasound, however more precise measurements may be obtained if the axial length is longer than 24.4 mm. Except in the case of opacity in the media, which makes obtaining measurements with the AL-scan difficult, AL-scan could be a useful biometry in cataract surgery. PMID: 25435746 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)

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Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
Authors: Kim JA, Park KH, Woo SJ PMID: 25435755 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: Our data seems to support the role of chronic inflammation and ischemia in the development of RVO. It is possible that PTX3 can be used as a diagnostic biomarker of RVO. PMID: 25435748 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
Authors: Choi SH, Kim N, Paik JH, Cho J, Chai JY PMID: 25435754 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: Identification of nystagmus and ocular hypertension was important to predict final visual outcome. Based on the high rate of secondary ocular hypertension after cataract surgery, careful management is needed. PMID: 25435751 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)

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Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
Authors: Seo Y, Choi M, Park CK, Yoon JS PMID: 25435753 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: Deterioration in visual acuity was noted in eyes with typical exudative age-related macular degeneration with good baseline visual acuity, suggesting the need for close patient monitoring and prompt treatment even in patients with good baseline visual acuity. PMID: 25435749 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: The LAS has the potential to maintain a stable IOL position while producing less after-cataract when used in lens-angle reconstruction for correction of presbyopia. Moreover, LAS implantation incurs less damage to the ciliary body. PMID: 25435752 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: For RRD with myopia, pseudophakia and media opacity, surgical interventions over the last decade have drastically shifted from scleral buckling and pneumatic retinopexy to vitrectomy. PMID: 25435747 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: There is only fair spatial concordance with regard to visual field deterioration between the both eyes of an individual. We conclude that testing algorithms taking advantage of inter-eye spatial concordance would not be particularly advantageous in the early detection of glaucomatous deterioration. PMID: 25435745 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
CONCLUSIONS: Levator resection seems to be a safe and effective procedure in myopathic patients with moderate or good Bell's phenomenon and levator function greater than 5 mm. PMID: 25435744 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
Authors: Rathore YS, Radhakrishnan OK, Chougule N, Lune A, Magdum R, Gogate P PMID: 25435756 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO)

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Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:14 pm
We report a case of transient reduction in the diameter and tortuosity of an occluded vessel after intravitreal administration of 1.25 mg (0.05 ml) bevacizumab in a patient with ischaemic branch retinal vein occlusion. A 64-year-old hypertensive female presented with chief complaints of reduced vision in her right eye for 3 months. Her vision in the right eye was evaluated as counting fingers at 2 m. Fundus examination revealed superotemporal branch retinal vein occlusion. On fluorescein angiography, in the superotemporal quadrant, there was hyperfluorescence that increased in size and intensity in the late phase, suggestive of a leaking neovascular frond. In addition, there was capillary non-perfusion in the adjacent area. The patient was administered 1.25 mg (0.05 ml) of bevacizumab intr...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:13 pm
We present a case of a 41-year-old female patient with progressive bilateral visual loss. On examination, her best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) in her right eye was 3/10 and her BCVA in her left eye was 2/10. Fundus and optical coherence tomography examination revealed severe bilateral macular edema. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago and was receiving tamoxifen at a dosage of 20 mg/day ever since. Tamoxifen therapy was discontinued, and the patient received 250 mg of acetazolamide three times a day for a period of 1 month. Both foveae regained their normal contour within 2 months, and her vision was restored to 10/10 BCVA 3 months later. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported where bilateral intraretinal macular edema is the only retinal manifestation in a ...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:13 pm
We describe the case of a 71-year-old female of Southeast Asian origin with type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented with visual loss secondary to bacterial endophthalmitis and concomitant cerebral abscesses. Imaging revealed the probable primary source of infection to be a liver abscess. She developed retinal detachment and subsequently underwent an evisceration of her right eye. A Klebsiella spp. was identified from the eye tissue by 16S rRNA amplification. Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis has a characteristic disease phenotype and a particularly aggressive course with poor visual outcomes observed in most cases. This case highlights the risks of metastatic infection including bacterial endophthalmitis in association with Klebsiella infection.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2014;5:468-473 (Source...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:13 pm
Botulinum toxin injections are the treatment of choice for the management of essential blepharospasm in adults. No cases of congenital blepharospasm have been described in the literature so far, and no cases of botulinum toxin injection in an infant have been reported. A 4-week-old girl was referred to our department with absent eye opening and spasmodically closed eyes. Pregnancy and delivery had been normal. A neuropediatric examination did not reveal useful findings. A periorbital injection of botulinum toxin was performed at the age of 2 months to prevent deprivation amblyopia. Four days later, clearly visible bilateral eye opening and commencement of eye contact were observed. At the age of 3 years, her eyelids remain open and no side effects of botulinum toxin therapy have occurred.C...
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:13 pm
Conclusions: In cases of PCV, FAF images are helpful in determining the status of the posterior pole. Intravitreal injections of aflibercept can improve PED associated with CNV, and the BCVA will remain stable for at least 12 months.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2014;5:463-467 (Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:13 pm
Conclusion: Awareness of this lymphoma is important when making a diagnosis of ocular adnexal lymphoid neoplasms for its appropriate evaluation and management.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2014;5:444-450 (Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology)
Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:13 pm
Conclusions: While ocriplasmin may be a viable pharmacological agent for vitreolysis, we present a series of patients that all had incomplete resolution of vitreomacular traction with and without full-thickness macular hole. There was an associated reduction in VA after ocriplasmin treatment at 1 month of follow-up. Careful analysis of the vitreoretinal interface and comorbid eye conditions is required to optimize outcome success with ocriplasmin.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2014;5:455-462 (Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology)

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Posted: December 19, 2014, 9:13 pm

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