Investigators explore pathogenic cytokines as biomarkers for DMO
Results of a study analysing cytokine levels in the aqueous humour and serum of patients with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with and without diabetic macular oedema support further research investigating transforming growth factor-β-induced Gene Human Clone 30 (BIGH3) as a potential biomarker for DMO.
Straightforward procedures for leaking blebs: No incision required
Surgeons can consider a relatively simple, inexpensive, efficient and accessible incision-free procedure to preserve blebs.
Treating vitreous opacities with YAG vitreolysis
Study found that YAG laser vitreolysis was less invasive than pars plana vitrectomy for patients with vitreous opacities.
Non-linear aspheric corneal ablation can be used to treat presbyopia
Presbyopia can be treated in emmetropic, myopic and hyperopic patients with refractive errors between +5.75 and -9.00 D using corneal non-linear aspheric ablation profiles to increase the depth of field in both eyes, in combination with micro-monovision. Patient satisfaction with this approach is high.
It takes a village to beat visual system diseases in children
Community support is the most important factor in ascertaining effective treatments for paediatric eye diseases.
Risks and management of diabetic retinopathy in paediatric patients
Diabetes mellitus, which is a common chronic disease in children, can lead to significant eye morbidities with long-lasting effects, including diabetic retinopathy. Treatment should be tailored to the individual patient.
How dry eye disease can become a complex vicious cycle
The vicious cycle theory is a new way of understanding dry eye disease and may help improve prevention and treatment strategies.
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