Inflammation & Infection

AAO: Considerations when using anti-VEGF for treating AMD

Prof. Giovanni Staurenghi, chairman of the University Eye Clinic, Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at the University of Milan’s Luigi Sacco Hospital, Italy, discusses findings from the HARBOR study of macular atrophy in AMD patients treated with ranibizumab.

COVID-19 presents opportunities for new directions in ophthalmology

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the entire global community. As we look to the future to advance the provision of eyecare excellence, opportunities for innovation must be embraced and new, patient-centric ways of managing clinical practices adopted.

Maintaining quality and safety in retina clinics during a pandemic

To maintain treatment quality and patient and staff safety in the SARS-CoV-2 era, it is important to minimise clinic visits and maximise use of imaging modalities. In addition, extending treatment intervals with longer-acting agents is key to maximising safety and patients’ vision outcomes.

Study examines link between MS and uveitis

October 29, 2014

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

October 23, 2014

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.