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Hearing, Vision Loss Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915604?src=rss

Multisensory impairment may serve as a potential marker to help identify older adults at increased risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer disease.
Medscape Medical News

Outcomes of a Modified Trabeculectomy Closure Technique

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/07000/Outcomes_of_a_Modified_Trabeculectomy_Closure.2.aspx

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A modified closure for trabeculectomy in which the conjunctiva is incised posterior to the limbus and reapproximated using 2 nylon sutures, provided similar surgical outcomes to the standard … Read the rest

Clinical Outcomes of Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty in Eyes With Glaucoma Drainage Devices

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/07000/Clinical_Outcomes_of_Descemet_Stripping.5.aspx

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In this retrospective case series of 85 eyes, 31.8% developed graft failure and graft survival was 50% at 3 years. The presence of an aqueous shunt has a … Read the rest

Pupil Expansion Rings Have Advantages in Cataract Surgery

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Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg on how a recent case series underlines their relative benefits compared with iris hooks.
Medscape Ophthalmology

Video: Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

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This video provides a brief introduction to Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for treating open-angle glaucoma.

Video: Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP)

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This video provides a brief introduction to Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) for treating glaucoma.

Eyes Speak Before the Child Talks

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaophthalmology/fullarticle/2737774

This case report describes a 5-month-old boy with heterochromia irides, a forelock of white hair, and dystopia canthorum, classic features of Waardenburg syndrome.

Relationship between duration and extent of oedema and visual acuity outcome with ranibizumab in diabetic macular oedema: A post hoc analysis of Protocol I data

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Eye, Published online: 18 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41433-019-0522-z

Relationship between duration and extent of oedema and visual acuity outcome with ranibizumab in diabetic macular oedema: A post hoc analysis of … Read the rest

Kahook Dual Blade Excisional Goniotomy and Goniosynechialysis Combined With Phacoemulsification for Angle-closure Glaucoma: 6-Month Results

https://journals.lww.com/glaucomajournal/Fulltext/2019/07000/Kahook_Dual_Blade_Excisional_Goniotomy_and.12.aspx

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The purpose of this study was to characterize reductions in intraocular pressure (IOP) and the need for IOP-lowering medications following phacoemulsification combined with Kahook Dual Blade-assisted goniosynechialysis and … Read the rest

Google research shows how AI can make ophthalmologists more effective

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190318141135.htm

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform. … Read the rest