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How does cataract surgery affect eyes with wet AMD?

In this retrospective cohort study the authors’ primary objective was to assess whether cataract surgery in eyes with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), triggered its progression. The surgical group comprised of 40 eyes versus 42 eyes in the non-surgical control...

2018 update on intravitreal injections

In this review article the authors have highlighted the standardised and structured approach to intravitreal injections (IVI) by examining the recent evidence-based literature. IVI is the most commonly performed procedure worldwide with low potential risk of endophthalmitis. IOP spikes are...

Subfoveal choroidal thickness and PCV

This report studies the prognostic factors for visual improvement and the need for additional treatments at one year after the initial combination therapy of intravitreal ranibizumab injection or intravitreal aflibercept injection followed by PDT in eyes with PCV. Fifty-six eyes...

Transfected RPE cells inhibit AMD in rats

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly. Wet AMD is characterised by choroidal neovascularisation, new vessels into the retina, leading to leakage and tissue damage. Many proangiogenic factors particularly vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...

Aflibercept, bevacizumab or ranibizumab for diabetic macular oedema

Macular oedema (MO) is a leading cause of visual impairment in patients with diabetic retinopathy. Whilst laser photocoagulation therapy has been the proven treatment for decades, studies over the last five years have also established a role for anti-VEGF agents...

Aqueous humour cytokine levels in PCV and nAMD

This study looks into the possible roles of various cytokines or growth factors in the pathogenesis of exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by comparing aqueous levels of 14 cytokines between eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and those with neovascular...

Intravitreal dexamethasone implant for diabetic macular oedema

The authors report on the three-year outcomes of the Ozurdex Dexamethasone (DEX) intravitreal implant multi-centre trial for the treatment of diabetic macular oedema (DME). Patients with DME (best-corrected vision of 20/50 to 20/200 and central retinal thickness of ≥300µm) were...

RPE tears in cases of IPCV

The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence, characteristics, management and prognosis of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tears in patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). Medical records of previous cases were reviewed over an eight-year period from a...

Assessing failure of laser coagulation treatment for type 1 retinopathy of prematurity

The authors present the findings of a retrospective study to examine the cause of treatment failures in type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). They reviewed the medical charts of all infants with persistent disease post laser treatment at Uppsala University...

What’s new in wet AMD papers?

Paper presentations on neovascular (‘wet’) age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from the 16th European Society of Retina Specialists Congress, Copenhagen, September 2016, outline recent research directions evaluating the impact of vision loss on key health domains, patient preferences in the process...

Advances and developments in medical retina

The author provides an update on late breaking clinical trial results in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and presentations on diabetes management from the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retina Subspecialty Day, held during the Academy’s annual meeting in Chicago, October...

Diabetes macular oedema in pregnancy self-resolving postpartum

*Equally contributing co-first authors. Diabetic macular oedema (DMO) is a common clinical presentation to ophthalmology clinics. Ample evidence exists for management of DMO in non-pregnant patients. However, there is a paucity of evidence on the optimal management of DMO in...