Inflammation & Infection

Universal masking may lower risk of endophthalmitis after intravitreal anti-VEGF injections

During the ASRS Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr Sunir Garg reported that the risk of presumed infectious endophthalmitis following administration of anti-VEGF injections does not increase and universal masking may actually decrease the risk of culture-positive endophthalmitis.

The relationship between MIGS procedures and endophthalmitis

At the ASRS 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr Yoshihiro Yonekawa reported that the prevalence of endophthalmitis following MIGS is similar to the prevalence rates of endophthalmitis after other incisional glaucoma surgeries.

Autoimmune uveitis targeted by AAV gene therapy

Investigators have found that 1 intravitreal injection of an adeno-associated virus encoding an immunosuppressive transgene, either HLA-G or eqIL-10, reduced the clinical and histologic inflammation in a well-established model of autoimmune uveitis.

Considering antibiotics use in postoperative endophthalmitis

June 01, 2021

Whilst endophthalmitis following cataract surgery can lead to serious vision outcomes, there are ways of minimising the risk of it occurring whilst also being mindful of the need to prescribe antibiotics in a way that does not worsen antimicrobial resistance.

Looking at 10 years of dry eye disease flares

May 06, 2021

Dr Christopher Starr discusses key points from his virtual ARVO 2021 presentation regarding dry eye disease flares, including a rapid readout assessment of 10 years' worth of world literature to analyze studies in which the inflammatory disease's condition are categorized.

Navigating COVID-19 with ophthalmic patients in the hospital setting

February 22, 2021

Experience at one ophthalmic practice in Bulgaria demonstrates that new operating procedures, technologies and good management can enable clinics to remain open and operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ophthalmic training and education should continue to be a priority.