Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Posterior Segment News Feed

Are diabetics getting eye exams like they should?

According to a new study, no. Tell me about the study. The study used claims data from roughly 300,000 insured diabetic patients (both type 1 and type...

What your patient might ask you…

Does my statin medication help with my diabetic retinopathy? Maybe. A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that patients taking a statin had a reduced risk...

What’s happening on the glaucoma front?

Implantable IOP sensors. The first patient was successfully implanted with the suprachoroidal-placed Eyemate-SC sensor. Never heard of it. Fill me in. It's an implantable sensor that can...

To the surprise of no one, people get nervous about getting an intravitreal injection.

In a new study of over 200 patients receiving intravitreal injections, 11% of them showed a transient spike in systolic blood pressure greater than 200mmHg during...

Are you sure it’s optic neuritis?

A new study found that nearly 60% of patients referred for optic neuritis might have been misdiagnosed.

Hyperopia and the correlation with AMD.

A new study examined the relationship between AMD and refractive error. The study details: The study examined 196 eyes (of 98 patients) in a Turkish population, all whom...

Weekly social media roundup.

Remember that glucose-sensing contact lens in development? Alphabet, the parent company of Google that was working on it, have announced they are putting the project...

We are getting holistic over here.

A recent study showed that primary open angle glaucoma patients who meditated were able to lower their eye pressure by 25%. The study details: A total of 90...

The PRO-CON study.

The question: If my patient has wet AMD in one eye, would prophylactic intravitreal injections in the other eye prevent wet AMD from developing? Why did...

Weekly social media roundup.

If Snapchat pays you to promote Spectacles... You better promote it. Save this post for next Halloween. Halloween is over but horror from colored contacts lives on. What's new in glasses...

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