Treatment outcomes for retinal detachment

This is a retrospective, nationwide, multicentre study with retinal detachment (RD) in the Japan-RD registry between 2016 to 2017. The primary outcome was the estimated mean difference of postoperative corrected visual acuity (CVA) in six months and a propensity score...

Vision screening standards for fitness to drive

Most countries require that vision meets a pre-defined standard in order to be legally permitted to drive, but these standards vary widely. The primary method by which vision is assessed to determine suitability for driving is by measuring visual acuity...

Practice patterns in managing exogenous endophthalmitis

The authors of this study conducted a global survey of medical institutions regarding management of exogenous endophthalmitis to assess current practice patterns for this sight-threatening emergency. Thirty-six (of 42 institutions) responded and were included in the analysis. Results were as...

Distribution, progression, and outcomes of inflammatory chorioretinal lesions

This study investigated the distribution and progression of multifocal choroiditis (MFC) inflammatory lesions in 25 eyes of 20 patients and their correlations with clinical outcomes at 24 months. The distribution of choroiditis inflammatory lesions were evaluated semi-automatically using a dedicated...

Diagnostic and prognostic roles of serum interleukin-6 in patients with uveitis

This is a retrospective observational case series investigating the diagnostic and prognostic role of serum interleukin (IL)-6 in patients with uveitis involving 80 patients – 60 patients (75%) with normal IL-6 levels and 20 patients (25%) with high IL-6 levels....

Chorioretinal atrophy in punctate inner choroidopathy / multifocal choroiditis

This study reported the five-year outcomes of chorioretinal atrophy (CRA) progression in patients with punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) or multifocal choroiditis (MFC) in 45 eyes of 36 patients. The mean age of the cohort of patients was 37 ±13.37 years...

Efficacy of combined vitrectomy with intravitreal corticosteroid injection for ERM

In this study the authors evaluated the efficacy of vitrectomy combined with corticosteroid injection for idiopathic epiretinal membrane (ERM). A systematic literature review was conducted by searching three electronic databases, PubMed, Embase and Medline, up to 2020 for relevant studies....

Elevated risk of mood disorders after recurrent retinal detachment

This study was aimed to investigate the risk of mood disorders in patients who experienced retinal detachment (RD) by using the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. A total of 4129 participants diagnosed with RD and 16,516 non-RD individuals...

Aflibercept (AF) for age-related macular degeneration (ARMD): four-year outcomes of a ‘’treat-and-extend’ (T&E) regimen with exit-strategy

This is a retrospective observational study of 82 patients, between 2014 to 2016 from Switzerland of treatment-naive patients with nARMD, treated with AF, with specific T&E protocol without a loading phase and predefined exit criteria and patients were observed three...

Impact of COVID-19 on primary retinal detachments

This study aimed to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the presentation characteristics, timings, and surgical decisions for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD). The cohort included all patients who presented to a Portuguese centre over a two-year period,...

Progression of macular atrophy on long-term anti-VEGF therapy for AMD

This retrospective study evaluated the progression of macular atrophy in 53 eyes of 53 patients receiving AntiVEGF Therapy for age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), for at least six years. None of the patients had any macular atrophy (MA) at presentation. MA...

Understanding retinal ciliopathy through Bardet-Biedl syndrome

This is a review article looking at up-to-date understanding and ongoing research in retinal ciliopathies. Syndromic ciliopathies consist of a group of disorders caused by ciliary dysfunction or abnormal ciliogenesis. These disorders have multiorgan involvement in addition to retinal degeneration...