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Simulating the visual impairment symptoms of age-related macular degeneration in virtual reality

A new virtual reality application visually simulates age-related macular degeneration and demonstrates its progression over time including some Charles Bonnet syndrome hallucinations. Introduction Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries with the prevalence of...

Effect of blue-light filtering intraocular lenses on age-related macular degeneration

This is a retrospective cohort study evaluating whether blue-light filtering (BLF) intraocular lenses (IOL) offer prophylaxis for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). The study included 11,397 eyes of 11,397 patients with a mean age of 75.4 ±8.3 years that underwent...

Management of retinal diseases: highlights from the AAO 2019 Retina Subspecialty Day Meeting

The author highlights current debate, opinion and late breaking developments in the management of retinal diseases. The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2019 Retina Subspecialty Day Meeting was held on 11-12 October, 2019 in San Francisco, USA. Established and emerging innovative...

OCT Angiography in Retinal and Macular Diseases

OCT angiography (OCT-A) is based on the concept that in a static eye, the only moving structure in the fundus of the eye is blood flowing through the vessels. This book explains how the technique allows a depth-resolved analysis and...

Beyond 2020 Episodes 01-03

Introduction Working in remote, Amazonian villages, the Andean Medical Mission (AMM) have made progress into eliminating avoidable blindness in this small corner of the globe and have produced a video series, Beyond 2020, to share what they’ve learned over 12...

Ophthalmology (third edition)

If you are an ophthalmologist who enjoys books with coloured pictures, you’re no lone wolf. The third edition of Lang’s Ophthalmology will definitely pique your primal ophthalmologist instincts. You will be drawn to its soft-bound yet sturdy looking exterior. Flicking...

The effects of anti-VEGF therapy for NvAMD on retinal vasculature

This retrospective consecutive case series examined 54 eyes of 54 treatment-naïve neovascular age-related macular degeneration (N-AMD) patients. Thirty-three eyes received intravitreal aflibercept injections, and 21 eyes received intravitreal ranibizumab injections with unaffected fellow eyes (54 eyes) as controls. All image...

Zero Residual™ reduces the cost of intravitreal injections

At a time when patient numbers are increasing and budgets are stretched, reducing costs in expensive wet-AMD treatments can be achieved with the Zero Residual™ Concept.

Exploring the potential of neurodegenerative disease screening within age-related eye disease research

The authors recruited healthy controls aged between 60 and 75-years-old, previously enrolled into a registry as patients following cataract surgery without age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Exclusion criteria included dense cataract, retinal disease, ocular inflammatory disease, moderate glaucoma, optic neuropathy, cancer,...

Macular atrophy with aflibercept

The authors of this paper set out to investigate the prevalence of macular atrophy in treatment-naive patients with neovascular AMD undergoing aflibercept monotherapy (three monthly loading injections followed by subsequent treatment every two months). Case notes over a three year...

Systemic pharmacology of intravitreal anti-VEGF

This study aimed to evaluate and compare serum drug concentrations and plasma free-VEGF concentrations in patients with AMD, DME, or RVO receiving intravitreal injections of aflibercept, bevacizumab or ranibizumab. This prospective study enrolled patients from several offices of a single...

Data update for leading causes of CVI in England and Wales

In this article the authors present an epidemiological update, based on certifiable visual impairment (CVI) registration for figures for sight impairment (SI) in England and Wales from the last report of 2007-2008 to the current data for April 2012 to...