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Eye trauma as a secondary admission diagnosis is increasing

Eye Trauma Secondary to Falls in Older Adults Increasing

Incidence of eye trauma as secondary diagnosis increased from 14.5 to 19 per 100,000 population

September 2018 Briefing – Ophthalmology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for September 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
For patients with uveitic macular edema

Intravitreal Triamcinolone Beats Periocular Tx for Macular Edema

Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide, dexamethasone implant best for uveitic macular edema
The risk of incident contrast sensitivity impairment is increased with factors such as cadmium exposure and older age

Incident Contrast Sensitivity Common in Middle-Aged Adults

Factors linked to elevated risk include cadmium level in highest quintile, older age, more plaque sites
Attention to the subtypes of dry eye disease may better equip clinicians to diagnose and treat cases

Better Classification of Dry Eye Disease Will Aid Diagnosis, Tx

Wide variety of related causes and symptoms complicates the dry eye diagnosis
Among Medicare beneficiaries with self-reported vision impairment

Racial/Ethnic Disparity in Use of Low-Vision Devices

In model adjusted for ocular diagnoses, Hispanic, others less likely to report using low-vision devices

August 2018 Briefing – Ophthalmology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
Retinal microvascular abnormalities are identified in cognitively healthy individuals who have biomarkers positive for Alzheimer's disease

Retinal Abnormalities May Indicate Preclinical Alzheimer’s

Retinal microvascular abnormalities seen in cognitively normal individuals with biomarkers for AD
Oxervate (cenegermin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat neurotrophic keratitis

FDA Approves First Drug for Neurotrophic Keratitis

Oxervate, a topical eye drop, led to complete corneal healing among 70 percent of study participants
Six cases of corneal infections associated with sleeping in contact lenses are described in a case report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts

Six patients reported sleeping in lenses on regular basis; most had vision loss, permanent damage