We missed a week last week because of the craziness of Thanksgiving travel. There is a new podcast out now, though, discussing the link between severe glaucoma and cognitive impairment. I wrote a little blurb about this article already. You can subscribe to our podcast here or anywhere you find podcasts.
We have all been told for years that smoking can increase risk for developing age-related macular degeneration. The study Association of Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, and Glycemic Risk Factors With Age-Related Macular Degeneration from the November 2021 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, shows that there is a correlation between smoking and advanced […]
A paper published on August 17, 2021 in Diabetalogia, “Association of maternal diabetes during pregnancy with high refractive error in offspring: a nationwide population-based cohort study” analyzed over 2 million people born between 1977 and 2016. It found that these people had a 39% increased risk of having high refractive errors of all types — […]
I very much enjoyed reading this paper. Lower Cognitive Function in Patients With Functionally and Structurally Severe Glaucoma: The LIGHT Study in the October 2021 edition of Journal of Glaucoma. This quote says it all right here. “This cross-sectional study of 172 patients with glaucoma showed that functional and structural glaucoma damage was significantly associated with […]
Polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) is a subset of exudative AMD. Turns out that PCV patients are less sensitive to anti-VEGF therapies, so it’s very important to make this differentiation early in the diagnosis. Differentiating Exudative Macular Degeneration and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy Using OCT B-Scan PCV presents with specific U-shaped elevations in the RPE using OCT-B. […]
Chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (cCSC) is something we run into all the time in practice. Acute CSC resolves without intervention in about 84% of cases within 6 months. What should we do in those that don’t resolve? “However, the disease has a strong tendency to become chronic manifesting in frequent recurrence or persistent subretinal fluid […]
Given my interest in the anterior segment and myopia control, I will freely admit that I am not the best at treating glaucoma. I know my limits. That said, it has driven me to learn as much about it as humanly possible. This paper gives an excellent data set for why laser trabeculoplasty should be […]
I am linking to this mainly because it is not a journal article. This is a news website posting something for non-eye doctors. Thankfully, they got two people who are at the forefront of myopia research, Debbie Jones and Kate Gifford, to write the article. Simply spending more time outside can delay the onset of myopia. Direct […]
A retrospective study in the journal Ophthalmology reporting that low blood pressure has a significant correlation with developing open angle glaucoma. Interestingly, the association was not there for people with low blood pressure as a secondary effect from being treated for hypertension.
A lot of great information from this study in the October 2021 edition of American Journal of Ophthalmology. “We found that for each unit (1 D) increase in myopia, the risk of glaucoma increases by approximately 20%. The risk more steeply increases in high-degree myopia, representing a significant non-linear relationship.” If you look more granularly […]