Researchers have identified a protein, atypical protein kinase C (aPKC), that may help regulate the process that causes damage in diabetic retinopathy.
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A study of more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries has found an unexpected benefit of cataract removal surgery: a 16% decrease in a specific type of fracture.
Anthony Aldave, MD, explains when cataract extraction should be done alone or with Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK).
Procedure room humidity appears to have a small effect on best-corrected visual acuity outcomes after corneal laser refractive surgery, but variations in humidity or temperature do not appear to affect uncorrected visual acuity outcomes, the incidence of diffuse lamellar keratitis after LASIK, or need for enhancement after myopic LASIK or LASEK.
Strict inclusion criteria apply for using the femtosecond laser flapless intrastromal procedure to treat presbyopia.
A minimally invasive technique for the correction of refractive errors has good refractive predictability, is safe and effective, and has excellent stability up to 1 year postoperatively.
Results from a small study indicate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of improving near vision in patients with previous LASIK by implanting a small-aperture corneal inlay into a femtosecond laser-created corneal pocket.
Results from the first clinical trial of myopic LASIK with a new advanced wavefront-guided system are excellent and indicate the procedure is an acceptable and efficacious alternative to conventional LASIK.
Anti-platelet-derived growth factor subunit B/anti-vascular endothelial growth factor benefits wet age-related macular degeneration
Recently released topline results from a phase Iib clinical trial of treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration show significantly greater improvement in visual acuity among patients receiving combination therapy with Fovista, an investigational aptamer directed against PDGF-B, plus anti-VEGF therapy compared with anti-VEGF therapy alone.
Advances in ophthalmic surgery, especially vitreous suction-cutting devices, have made the treatment of congenital cataracts in the pediatric poulation easier and more effective.