Inflammation & Infection

COVID-19: How one ophthalmologist is dealing with non-urgent cases

Study examines link between MS and uveitis

The findings of a new study will enable clinicians to make more accurate diagnoses of multiple sclerosis (MS) and uveitis while giving people a better understanding of their prognoses, according to its authors.

Topical loteprednol may aid in the treatment of MGD

Patients with moderate and severe meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) may benefit from topical loteprednol etabonate and eyelid scrubs with warm compresses, according to researchers in South Korea.

Pre-op topical analgesics vary in post-PRK pain control

August 14, 2014

The duration and pattern of action of pain-suppressing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used prior to photorefractive keratotomy (PRK) varies with the NSAID used, according to South Korean researchers.

Prevalence of 'floppy eyelid' syndrome among employed people

May 01, 2014

In this article, the author discusses a recent study determining the frequency of 'Floppy eyelid' syndrome among patients of an active working age range.

Endophthalmitis most often caused by Staphylococcus

April 17, 2014

Endophthalmitis is most often caused by coagulase-negative Staphylococcus, and the antibiotics vancomycin and ceftazidime seem to perform well in treating it. That was one of the findings of a 25-year retrospective study conducted by Dr Ronald C. Gentile, of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and his colleagues in New York City and San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Higher temperatures linked to severity of allergic conjunctivitis

March 14, 2014

Temperatures measured by a newly developed non-contact ocular surface thermographer (OST) can be used to evaluate the efficacy of topical anti-allergic agents because of the significant correlation of the conjunctival surface temperature and the severity of conjunctival allergic reaction, according to recently published data.

Private versus public healthcare: Is there an increased infection risk?

March 01, 2014

In this article, Dr Solborg Bjerrum discusses his recent study assessing whether there is an increased risk of post-op endophthalmitis in private clinics versus public hospitals.

Vision-threatening uveitis of unknown origin

July 01, 2013

What to investigate: aqueous, vitreous or both?

Point of care tear film test simplifies dry eye management

October 01, 2009

Diagnosing and managing dry eye patients can be challenging. Here Dr Philipp Steven looks at a new way of treating tear film osmolarity, the TearLab Osmolarity System, which he believes could dramatically simplify the process.