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July 25, 2022

Black People More Likely to Lose Eyesight From Glaucoma Black People More Likely to Lose Eyesight From Glaucoma

Black people are six times more likely than non-Hispanic white people to lose significant eyesight from glaucoma, even when they have similar access to healthcare, researchers […]
July 21, 2022

Light Treatment Shows Promise in Dry Macular Degeneration Light Treatment Shows Promise in Dry Macular Degeneration

NEW YORK — Photobiomodulation with low-level red infrared light could improve visual acuity in dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), clinical researchers say. The treatment, already approved […]
July 20, 2022

Methotrexate Could Reduce the Risk for Retinal Redetachment Methotrexate Could Reduce the Risk for Retinal Redetachment

NEW YORK — Intravitreal methotrexate injections can reduce the need for reoperation after surgery for retinal detachment, even in eyes with complex pathology, researchers say. “The […]
July 19, 2022

Gene Therapy Looks Promising for Diabetic Retinopathy Gene Therapy Looks Promising for Diabetic Retinopathy

NEW YORK — Gene therapy could provide an effective alternative for controlling severe diabetic retinopathy, researchers say. The therapy induces cells to make an antivascular endothelial […]
July 18, 2022

Metformin Shows Potential to Prevent Macular Degeneration Metformin Shows Potential to Prevent Macular Degeneration

NEW YORK — The diabetes medication metformin may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to new research. Analysis of a large database of […]
July 15, 2022

Infrared Imaging Explored for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Infrared Imaging Explored for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

NEW YORK, NY — Screening near-infrared reflectance imaging could identify cases of diabetic retinopathy for early treatment, researchers say. In a retrospective study of near-infrared images […]
July 14, 2022

Myopia: A Silent and Growing Epidemic Myopia: A Silent and Growing Epidemic

FRANCE — Today, close to 40% of adults in France are nearsighted. Experts say that in 2050, that number could be as high as 60%. The Institute for Medical Education […]
July 8, 2022

Cataract Surgery: Humana Prior Authorization Plan Raises Concerns Cataract Surgery: Humana Prior Authorization Plan Raises Concerns

Eye specialists say they are seeking to prevent disruption of patient care from a new Humana Inc policy that delegates review of prior authorization for cataract surgery for its […]
June 14, 2022

Should Patients Have Cataract Surgery on Both Eyes at Once? Should Patients Have Cataract Surgery on Both Eyes at Once?

Age-related cataracts usually affect both eyes. In most cases, the clouded endogenic lens is replaced surgically with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), with a few weeks […]
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