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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Here is a short study regarding contact lens wear versus glasses wear while wearing masks. There was no difference between groups for overall QIRC score but some individual question scores reflected better quality of life in the CL: ‘outdoor activities’, ‘keep fit’ and ‘able to do things’ (all p < 0.05). Differences in favour of the CL […]

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