With a greater understanding of how ocular nutrition affects sight, ophthalmologists need to encourage healthy diets with nutrients and antioxidants essential for healthy vision.
Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss in developed countries. Although anti-VEGFs can be used to improve the quality of life for patients with the wet form of the disease there is still not much to offer dry AMD patients. In this article, Dr Georgiou highlights the results of his recent study looking at the value of higher doses of omega-3 fatty acids for this group of patients.
In this article, the authors summarize a recently published case study of a macular hole formation and its spontaneous closure after vitrectomy.
In this article, the authors present the highlights of their research into a new blade design for pars plana vitrectomy.
ALG-1001 is the first of a new class of drugs, integrin peptide therapy, now going through clinical trials for patients with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and vitreomacular traction.
Scleral buckling or pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) can be used to treat rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD) associated with Beh?et's disease (BD), according to researchers in the Department of Ophthalmology, Zagazig University, Egypt.
The correlation between hyperglycaemia and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is significant, according to logistical regression analysis of gestational age and birth weight data in a recent study.
A tetracycline-inducible Cre mouse line created specifically to study the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is suitable for Cre/lox-based gene activation and inactivation in adult RPE, which makes the mice suitable for long-term studies requiring conditional gene targeting.
The natural history of diabetic retinopathy is modified by long-term treatment with intravitreal ranibizumab, reports one ophthalmologist.
In this piece, Dr Manish Nagpal describes his experience and treatment protocol using pattern-scanning laser to manage DME patients, highlighting the benefits of targeted laser application and discussing a case where DME was resolved successfully.