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Exposure to secondhand smoking is associated with choroidal thinning among children aged 6 to 8 years

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Choroidal Thinning in Children

Choroidal thinning associated with increased number of family smokers, quantity of secondhand smoke
A quarter of all U.S. ocular firearm injuries occur within the pediatric population

Study Looks at Pediatric Firearm-Related Eye Injuries in the U.S.

Analysis shows firearm injury risk factors vary by age and race
Reduction in peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickness is significantly associated with physical and cognitive disability in patients with multiple sclerosis

Retinal Nerve Fiber Loss Linked to Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

Reductions in thickness significantly associated with physical, cognitive disability
At least 2.2 billion people worldwide have vision impairment or blindness

At Least 2.2 Billion People Have Vision Impairment Worldwide

Estimated 11.9 million have moderate, severe vision impairment, blindness that could have been prevented
A glycated hemoglobin target value of <6.5 percent does not offer additional protection against organ complications for patients with type 1 diabetes compared with a target of 6.5 to 6.9 percent

Aggressive Lowering of HbA1c in T1DM Does Not Reduce Eye, Kidney Disease

Sweden's lower HbA1c target values not linked to further organ protection
Hydroxychloroquine blood levels are useful in predicting retinopathy among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels Predict Retinopathy Risk in Lupus

Prospective cohort study demonstrates link between HCQ blood levels and retinopathy risk

September 2019 Briefing – Ophthalmology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for September 2019. This roundup includes the latest...
The rate of filled opioid prescriptions is increasing for all types of incisional ocular surgery

Rate of Opioid Rx Increasing for Incisional Ocular Surgery

Odds for filling opioid prescriptions highest for surgery in 2014, 2015, 2016 versus 2000-2001
For adults with noninfectious uveitis

Mycophenolate Mofetil Does Not Top MTX in Noninfectious Uveitis

Control of inflammation not superior with mycophenolate mofetil versus methotrexate
Retinal vein occlusion is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality

Retinal Vein Occlusion Linked to Higher Risk for CV Events

Risks increased for stroke, MI, heart failure, PAD, all-cause mortality, but not CV mortality