Nancy Groves


IIH mechanisms clarified

To clarify whether total intracranial CSF volume increases in IIH, researchers prospectively studied MRI-derived measures of total cranial, ventricular, and extraventricular CSF volumes in patients with IIH and controls. Results showed that the extraventricular CSF space was significantly greater in the patient group versus the controls. The ventricular volume was the same between the two groups.

Eye movement affects glaucomatous vision

Certain eye movement patterns seem to be associated with better face recognition performance in patients with central glaucomatous visual field loss.

Retinal prosthesis on track for further testing

The 256+ channel Boston subretinal prosthesis is on track for in vivo validation of function and an FDA investigational device exemption application.

Earlier intervention more effective

May 01, 2012

Many ophthalmologists may be dropping the ball when treating moderate dry eye, which could result in progression to more severe stages of disease.

Implant risk factors analyzed

March 01, 2012

Male gender and younger age were identified as risk factors for IOP elevation after dexamethasone implant treatment in retinal vein occlusion in a recent subset analysis, but the elevated IOP did not seem to affect improvement in visual acuity or anatomic outcomes evaluated with optical coherence tomography.

Laser expands therapy role

March 01, 2012

A multicolor pattern scan laser should help laser therapy maintain or potentially expand its role in the treatment of certain retinal diseases even with the availability of effective new injectable pharmaceutical products, according to retinal specialists.