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

Ocular Abnormalities ID'd in Those Born With Zika-Linked Microcephaly

Ocular abnormalities may occur in infants born with microcephaly that seems to be linked to infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, according to research published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Patient Experiences Vision Loss After Taking Appetite Suppressant

A case of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) two days after phendimetrazine use has been documented and published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Role of PCPs Examined in Cases of Irreversible Vision Loss

Primary care physicians (PCPs) can play an important role in preserving visual health and maximizing quality of life (QOL) for elderly patients with visual loss, according to a review published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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