Hydroxychloroquine toxicity

Hydroxychloroquine screening lacks adherence to recommended guidelines

Of patients presenting for hydroxychloroquine screening at a large multispecialty ophthalmic practice, almost half of the patients on hydroxychoroquine did not receive appropriate evaluation, indicating lack of adherence to guidelines. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) and 10-2 Humphrey visual field (HVF) were found to be the preferred screening modalities, with others being fundus autofluorescence (FAF)

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Ocular gene therapy

Gene therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration safe at 1 year

Results from a single-center, phase 1, randomized controlled clinical trial show that ocular gene therapy with recombinant adeno-associated vectors for neovascular age-related macular degeneration was found to be safe and well tolerated. The study enrolled patients with wet age-related macular degeneration at the Lions Eye Institute and the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, WA, Australia. Eligible

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Mediterranean Diet May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

The Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Andrés Díaz-López, from Rovira i Virgili University in Reus, Spain, and colleagues conducted a post hoc analysis of a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes participating in the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) study. Patients with type 2 diabetes

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Retinal Changes Offer Clues about Brain Pathology of Schizophrenia

Tracking changes in the eye’s retina may help doctors provide more effective treatment for people with schizophrenia, according to researchers at Rutgers University and Mount Sinai’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. A link between vision problems and schizophrenia is well established, with as many as 62 percent of adult patients with schizophrenia experiencing visual

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When do you recommend eye exam for a child with type 1 diabetes?

A new study suggests that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings

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RetroSense Therapeutics Gets Approval for Clinical Trials in Retinitis Pigmentosa

RetroSense Therapeutics’ Investigational New Drug (IND) application for gene therapy based clinical trial for their product RST-001 has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration. RetroSense is developing RST-001 for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that leads to the progressive degeneration of rod and cone photoreceptors (cells found in the retina that sense light),

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