Ophthalmic Disorders Resource Center

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Carotenoids in Fruits, Vegetables and AMD

A greater intake of bioavailable carotenoids, particularly lutein/zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, has been linked to a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on two prospective cohort studies.

Dry Eyes: Updates on Diagnosis, Treatment

As dry eyes is one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals, the latest issue of the journal Optometry and Vision Science focuses on progress in the risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment of dry eye disease.

USPSTF Revisits Eye Screening for Seniors

The USPSTF has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.

Smart' intelli-Case Cleared by FDA

The FDA has cleared the intelli-Case for use with hydrogen peroxide solutions.

Eye Bacteria Changes With Contact Lenses

Changes in bacteria populations may be one reason why people who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infections, a new study suggests.

Ophthalmic NSAIDs for Common Indications Compared

A recent review compared published data on the efficacy of several ophthalmic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), within and outside their FDA-approved uses.

Seizure Drug Boosts MS Patient Eyesight

New research suggests that a medication indicated to treat seizures could also reduce the risk of nerve damage and blindness in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Ocular Syphilis: What Clinicians Should Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a clinical advisory on ocular syphilis due to recent confirmed and suspected cases in several states.

News

Patients with Macular Degeneration May Benefit from High-Dose Statins

Patients experienced disappearance of drusen under the retina, slight improvement in vision clarity

Botulinum Toxin May Be Quick, Safe Option for Senile Entropion

Entropion resolved at seven days after injection of botulinum toxin into orbicularis oculi muscle

Case Reports: Keratitis After Chickenpox, Shingles Vaccine

Rare instances of corneal inflammation following administration of the varicella zoster virus vaccine may warrant discussion between physicians and patients with a history of eye inflammation prior to vaccination, reported University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers.

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