Ophthalmology- March 2014

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Management of Neonatal Proptosis: A Systematic Review (link to abstract only) Survey of Ophthalmology: Published on-line Dec 03.2013

Benjamin P. Erickson, MD1, David T. Tse, MD1 Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness in Normal Chinese Students Aged 6 to 17 Years (link to abstract only)

Li Chen, Jiannan Huang, HaidongZou, WenwenXue, Yingyan Ma, Xiangui He, Lina Lu, and Jianfeng Zhu Long-Term Changes in Refractive Error in Children With Myopic Tilted Optic Disc Compared to Children Without Tilted Optic Disc (link to abstract only)

Kyung-Ah Park, Sung-Eun Park, and SeiYeul Oh. Stress and Visual Function in Infantile Nystagmus Syndrome IOVS. 2013;54 7943-7951

Philip H. Jones, Christopher M. Harris, J. Margaret Woodhouse, Tom H. Margrain, Fergal A. Ennis, and Jonathan T. Erichsen Orbital Cellulitis Presenting as a First Sign of Incomplete Kawasaki Disease (link to abstract & full text) Case Rep Ophthalmol 2013;4:294-298 (DOI:10.1159/000357258)

Çerman E.a·Eraslan M.a·Turhan S.A.a·Usta S.A.bAkalın F.b Guidelines on Eyecare for the Young JSNA guidance updated to include children's eye health
New guidance addresses the inclusion of children’s eye health in joint strategic needs assessments

Alagille Syndrome Associated with Xerophthalmia (abstract and full text) Case Rep Ophthalmol 2013;4:311-315 (DOI:10.1159/000357642)

Moisseiev E.a, c· Cohen S.b, c·Dotan G.a, cBilateral implantation of multifocal versus monofocal intraocular lens in children above 5 years of age (link to abstract only) Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology   January 2014

Jagat Ram, AniruddhaAgarwal, Jaidrath Kumar, Adit Gupta Multi-component adjustable intraocular lenses: a new concept in pediatric cataract surgery (link to abstract only) J Refract Surg. 2014 Jan;30(1):62-6. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20131023-01

Portaliou DM, Kymionis GD, Pallikaris IG.

The influence of fish-oil lipid emulsions on retinopathy of prematurity in very low birth weight infants: A randomized controlled trial (link to article outline and full text) Early Human Development
Volume 90, Issue 1 , Pages 27-31, January 2014

Serdar Beken, Dilek Dilli,NurdanDinlen Fettah, EmrahUtku Kabataş,Ayşegül Zenciroğlu, Nurullah Okumuş

Handheld Optical Coherence Tomography During Sedation in Young Children With Optic Pathway Gliomas  JAMA Ophthalmol.2014 Jan 16.doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.7649. [Epub ahead of print]

Avery RA1, Hwang EI2, Ishikawa H3, Acosta MT4, Hutcheson KA5, Santos D6, Zand DJ7, Kilburn LB2, Rosenbaum KN7, Rood BR2, Schuman JS3, Packer RJ8 Marked recovery of vision in children with optic pathway gliomas treated with bevacizumab. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan 1;132(1):111-4. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5819

Avery RA1, Hwang EI2, Jakacki RI3, Packer RJ1. Effect of Bifocal and Prismatic Bifocal Spectacles on Myopia Progression in Children: Three-Year Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial.JAMA Ophthalmol.2014 Jan 16.doi:

Cheng D1, Woo GC2, Drobe B3, Schmid KL4. Anesthesia considerations in pediatric glaucoma management  CurrOpinOphthalmol.2014 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Chang TC, Cavuoto KM.Mandal, A. K. and V. K. Gothwal (2014)."Obstetric forceps injury mimicking unilateral congenital glaucoma."Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. (link to full text)AffiliationsNeonatal Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Sami Ulus Maternity and Children Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey Corresponding author at: Dr. Sami Ulus Hastanesi, Babür Caddesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Turkey. Tel.: + 90 532 671 31 96; fax: + 90 312 317 03 53.


Batra, R., R. Tailor and S. Mohamed (2014). "Ocular surface disease exacerbated glaucoma: optimizing the ocular surface improves intraocular pressure control."           JGlaucoma23(1): 56-60.(link to abstract)

Budenz, D. L. and S. J. Gedde (2014).             "New options for combined cataract and glaucoma surgery."   CurrOpinOphthalmol.(link to abstract)

Carbonaro, F., P. G. Hysi, S. J. Fahy, A. Nag and C. J. Hammond (2014).   "Optic disc planimetry, corneal hysteresis, central corneal thickness, and intraocular pressure as risk factors for glaucoma." Am J Ophthalmol157(2): 441-446.(link to abstract)

Emanuel, M. E., R. K. Parrish and S. J. Gedde (2014).  "Evidence-based management of primary angle closure glaucoma.  CurrOpinOphthalmol.(link to abstract)

Greninger, D. A., E. A. Lowry, T. C. Porco, A. Naseri, R. L. Stamper and Y. Han (2014). "Resident-Performed Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Patients With Open-Angle Glaucoma." JAMA Ophthalmol .(link to abstract)

Ismail, R., A. Azuara-Blanco and C. R. Ramsay (2014). "Variation of clinical outcomes used in glaucoma randomised controlled trials: a systematic review."                                                  Br J Ophthalmol.(link to full text)

Knight, O. J. and S. D. Lawrence (2014).  "Sustained drug delivery in glaucoma." CurrOpinOphthalmol.(link to abstract)

Lee, J. W., J. C. Chan, R. T. Chang, K. Singh, C. C. Liu, R. Gangwani, M. O. Wong and J. S. Lai (2014). "Corneal changes after a single session of selective laser trabeculoplasty for open-angle glaucoma.” Eye (Lond)28(1): 47-52. (link to abstract)   (full text link)

Liu, S., B. Wang, B. Yin, T. E. Milner, M. K. Markey, S. J. McKinnon and H. G. Rylander (2014). Retinal nerve fiber layer reflectance for early glaucoma diagnosis." JGlaucoma23(1): e45-52.(link to abstract).

Netland, P. A. (2014)."Cataract surgery in glaucoma patients: how much benefit?"  Am J Ophthalmol157(1): 1-3. (link to abstract) (full text link)

Olafsdottir, O. B., E. Vandewalle, L. A. Pinto, A. Geirsdottir, E. De Clerck, P. Stalmans, M. S. Gottfredsdottir, J. V. Kristjansdottir, J. Van Calster, T. Zeyen, E. Stefánsson and I. Stalmans (2014). "Retinal oxygen metabolism in healthy subjects and glaucoma patients."  Br J Ophthalmol .(link to abstract) (full text link)

Ong, E. L., Y. Zheng, T. Aung, L. Tan, C. Y. Cheng, T. Y. Wong and A.How (2014). "Performance of the Moorfields Motion Displacement Test for Identifying Eyeswith Glaucoma” Ophthalmology121(1): 88-92. (link to abstract) (full text link)

Park, H. Y., H. Y. Shin, K. I. Jung and C. K. Park (2014). "Changes in the lamina and prelamina after intraocular pressure reduction in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and acute primary angle-closure."   InvestOphthalmol Vis Sci55(1): 233-239. (link to abstract)

Sawada, A. and T. Yamamoto (2014). "Comparison of posture-induced intraocular pressure changes in medically treated and surgically treated eyes with open-angle glaucoma.”Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci55(1): 446-450. (link to abstract)

Shrivastava, A. and K. Singh (2014). "The impact of cataract surgery on glaucoma care." CurrOpinOphthalmol25(1): 19-25.(link to abstract)

Singh, D., A. Chandra, R. Sihota, S. Kumar and V. Gupta (2014). "Long-term success of mitomycin-augmented trabeculectomy for glaucoma after vitreoretinal surgery with silicone oil insertion: a Prospective Case Series."                             Retina 34(1): 123-128(link to abstract).

Uva, M. G., T. Avitabile, M. Reibaldi, C. Bucolo, F. Drago, L. Quaranta, E. Lionetti and A. Longo (2014). "Long-term efficacy of latanoprostinprimary congenital glaucoma."                                        Eye (Lond)28(1): 53-57. (link to abstract) (full text link)

Yang, Y., Z. Li, N. Wang, L. Wu, Y. Zhen, T. Wang, C. Ren, X. Peng, J. Hao and Y. Xia (2014). "Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation in Patients With Primary Open-angle Glaucoma Combined With High Myopia." J Glaucoma23(1): 19-22.(link to abstract)

Danford FL, Yan D, Dreier RA, Cahir TM, Girkin CA, VandeGeest JP.(2013 ) “ Differences in the region- and depth-dependentmicrostructuralorganization in normal versus glaucomatous human posterior sclerae”

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Dec 3;54(13):7922-32. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-12262.(link to abstract)

Henry D. Jampel, MD1; Brian H. Chon, BSE2; Robert Stamper, MD3; Mark Packer, MD4; Ying Han, MD, PhD3; Quang H. Nguyen, MD5; Tsontcho Ianchulev, MD3,6 (2014)   “Effectiveness of Intraocular Pressure–Lowering Medication Determined by Washout” JAMA Ophthalmology January 30, 2014 (link to abstract)


Sikder, S., et al. (2014).  "Surgical simulators in cataract surgery training." Br J Ophthalmol98(2): 154-158. (link to abstract) (full text link)

Rosen, E. S. (2014).  "Age-related macular degeneration and cataract surgery." J Cataract Refract Surg40(2): 173-174. (link to free full text)

Ohsugi, H., et al. (2014).  "Changes in choroidal thickness after cataract surgery." J Cataract Refract Surg40(2): 184-191.(link to abstract)

Modi, S. S., et al. (2014). "Once-daily nepafenac ophthalmic suspension 0.3% to prevent and treat ocular inflammation and pain after cataract surgery: Phase 3 study." J Cataract Refract Surg40(2): 203-211. (link to abstract) (full text link           

Mayer, W. J., et al. (2014). "Impact of crystalline lens opacification on effective phacoemulsification time in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery." Am J Ophthalmol157(2): 426-432 e421.(link to abstract)(full text link)           

Lorenz, K., et al. (2014) "Series of fibrinous inflammation after implantation of capsular tension rings." J Cataract Refract Surg40(2): 192-198.(link to abstract)           

Lee, B. J., et al. (2014). "Surgical outcomes after intraocular lens implantation for posterior lenticonus-related cataract according to preoperative lens status."J Cataract Refract Surg40(2): 217-223.(link to abstract)

Kim, S. W., et al. (2014). "Prediction of mean corneal power change after pterygium excision." Cornea33(2): 148-153.(link to abstract)                           

Huang, P., et al. (2014). "Comparison of postoperative redness of eyes after sub-Tenon's block and topical anaesthesia following phacoemulsification cataract surgery." Br J Anaesth112(2): 381-382. (link to abstract)

Esposito, E., et al. (2014).  "Alternaria keratitis and hypopyon after clear-cornea phacoemulsification." J Cataract Refract Surg40(2): 331-334. (link to abstract only)

Dotan, A., et al. (2014).  "Intracameral recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-tPA) for refractory toxic anterior segment syndrome." Br J Ophthalmol98(2): 252-255. (link to full text

Ciftci, S., et al. (2014).  "Hemorrhagic retinal infarction due to inadvertent overdose of cefuroxime in cases of complicated cataract surgery: retrospective case series." Am J Ophthalmol157(2): 421-425 e422. (link to abstract)  (full text link)

Aslankurt, M., et al. (2014). "Pain and cooperation in patients having dominant-side or nondominant-side phacoemulsification."   J Cataract Refract Surg40(2): 199-202. (link to abstract)

Shai M Bar-Sela* and EfratFleissig (2013) “Intermediate term follow-up after a single-piece-acrylic intraocular lens implantation in the ciliary sulcus- a cross-sectional study”BMC Ophthalmology 2013, 13:76  doi:10.1186/1471-2415-13-76(link to abstract and full text)

Lavnish Joshi, Stephanie K West and Luke Herbert (2013) “Survey of policy for MRSA screening in English cataract surgical units and changes to practice after updated National guidelines”  BMC Ophthalmology 201313:80  doi:10.1186/1471-2415-13-80(link to abstract & full text)

Authors: Falcão MS, Gonçalves NM, Freitas-Costa P, Beato JB, Rocha-Sousa A, Carneiro Â, Brandão EM, Falcão-Reis FM (2013) Choroidal and macular thickness changes induced by cataract surgery Clinical Ophthalmology 2013 December 2013 Volume 2014:8 Pages 55 – 60 (link to abstract and full text)

Hatch, K. M. and J. H. Talamo (2014). "Laser-assisted cataract surgery: benefits and barriers." CurrOpinOphthalmol25(1): 54-61 (link to abstract)                    


Hafidi, Z. and R. Daoudi (2014) "Images in clinical medicine.Chorioretinaltoxoplasmosis." NEngl J Med370(4): 361.(link to article)

Shinohara, E. T., et al. (2014). "Subsequent malignancies and their effect on survival in patients with retinoblastoma."Pediatr Blood Cancer61(1): 116-119. (link to abstract) (link to full text)

Piedrahita-Alonso, E., et al. (2014).   "Rotation of retinal vascular arcades and comparison with disc-fovea angle in the assessment of cycloposition." Br J Ophthalmol98(1): 115-119.(link to abstract and full text)

McClelland, A. D. and P. Kantharidis (2014). “microRNA in the development of diabetic complications."  ClinSci (Lond)126(2): 95-110. (link to abstract)

Malagola, R., et al. (2014). "Volumetric assessment of the space between the posterior hyaloid and internal limiting membrane using SD-OCT." Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 16-18. (link to abstract and full text)

Konstantinidis, L., et al. (2014). "Long-term outcome of primary endoresection of choroidalmelanoma." Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 82-85. (link to abstract & full text)

Chan, R. C., et al. (2014)."Effects of unilateral internal jugular vein removal on intraocular pressure." Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 79-81. (full text )

Cerman, E., et al. (2014). "Choroidal varix elevates macula following Valsalva manoeuvre."  Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 138-140, 148. (link to abstract and full text)

Bures-Jelstrup, A., et al. (2014). "Visual and anatomical outcome after macular buckling for macular hole with associated foveoschisis in highly myopic eyes." Br J Ophthalmol98(1): 104-109. (link to abstract & full text)

Bueno, J. M., et al. (2014).  "Multiphoton imaging microscopy at deeper layers with adaptive optics control of spherical aberration." J Biomed Opt 19(1): 011007. (link to abstract)

Bambo, M. P., et al. (2014). "Influence of cataract surgery on repeatability and measurements of spectral domain optical coherence tomography."                                        Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 52-58. (link to abstract and full text)     

Hidetaka Noma1*, Tatsuya Mimura2, Maria Tatsugawa3 and Katsunori Shimada4 (2013) “Aqueous flare and inflammatory factors in macular edema with central retinal vein occlusion: a case series”BMC Ophthalmology 2013, 13:78 (link to abstract) (full text link)

Takeshi Iwase, Young-Joon Jo and Brian C Oveson (2013)“Effect of prophylactic 360° laser treatment for prevention of retinal detachment after phacovitrectomy: (Prophylactic 360° laser treatment for prevention of retinal detachment)”    BMC Ophthalmology2013, 13:77(link to abstract)(full text link)

Petrina B. Tan, Owen K. Hee, Carol CheungTunKuan Yeo, Rupesh Agrawal, James NgTock Han Lim, Tien Yin Wong Stephen C. Teoh (2013) “Retinal Vascular Parameter Variations in Patients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus”Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. December 5, 2013vol. 54 no. 13 7962-7967(link to abstract)

MatusRehak, Eric Tilgner, AnnegretFranke, Franziska G. Rauscher, OanaBrosteanu, Peter Wiedemann (2013)“Early peripheral laser photocoagulation of nonperfused retina improves vision in patients with centralretinal vein occlusion (Results of a proof of concept study)”                                   Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology December 2013 (link to abstract only)

Petrs-Silva H, Linden R (2013)  ”Advances in gene therapy technologies to treat retinitis pigmentosa“ Clinical OphthalmologyPublished Date December 2013 Volume 2014:8 Pages 127 – 136DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S38041            (link to abstract and full text)

Mandeep S. Sagoo, MB, PhD, (Ed), Hemal Mehta, MA, , Andrew J. Swampillai, MB, BS3, Victoria M. L Cohen, MB, BChir, Sepideh Z. Amin, , PhD, FRCPath1, P. Nicholas Plowman, , Sue Lightman, (2013)  “ Primary Intraocular LymphomaSurvey of OphthalmologyAvailable online 31 December 2013                                             (link to abstract and full text)

Emiko Inui, Akio Oishi, MahoOishi, Ken Ogino, Yukiko Makiyama, NorimotoGotoh, Masafumi Kurimoto, Nagahisa Yoshimura(2014) “Tomographic comparison of cone-rod and rod-cone retinal dystrophies” Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology January 2014 (link to abstract)

EmmersonBadaro, Bruno Furlani, Juliana Prazeres, Mauricio Maia, AcácioAlves Souza Lima, Diogo Souza-Martins, Cristina Muccioli, Luiz Filipe AdamiLucatto, Rubens Belfort Jr (2014) “Soluble lutein in combination with brilliant blue as a new dye for chromovitrectomy” Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology January 2014 (link to abstract)

Andreas Frings, Toam Katz, , Johannes Steinberg, VasylDruchkiv, Gisbert Richard, Stephan J. Linke, (2014)  Ocular residual astigmatism: Effects of demographic and ocular parameters in myopic laser in situ keratomileusis”               Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Volume 40, Issue 2, February 2014, Pages 232–238 (link to abstract)


Rasik B. VajpayeePrafulla K. Maharana, Namrata Sharma,Tushar Agarwal, Vishal Jhanji,(2014) “Diamond knife–assisted deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty to manage keratoconus” Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Volume 40, Issue 2, Pages 276-282, February 2014 (link to abstract)

Guerin, M. B., et al. (2014).  "Twelve-month follow-up of the Artiflextoricphakic intraocular lens." Eur J Ophthalmol 24(1): 10-13. (link to abstract)

Ivarsen, A. and J. Hjortdal (2014). "Recipient corneal thickness and visual outcome after Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty." Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 30-34. (link to abstract & full text)              

Kim, M. S., et al. (2014). "Surgical correction of epiblepharon using an epicanthal weakening procedure with lash rotating sutures." Br J Ophthalmol98(1): 120-123. (link to abstract and full text

Shehadeh-Mashor, R., et al. (2014). "Comparison between femtosecond laser mushroom configuration and manual trephine straight-edge configuration deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty." Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 35-39. (link to abstract & full text           

Skaat, A., et al. (2014). "Riboflavin/UVA photochemical therapy for severe infectious keratitis." Eur J Ophthalmol 24(1): 21-28. (link to abstract)

Steffen, J., et al. (2014). "Identification of ocular surface squamous neoplasia by in vivo staining with methylene blue." Br J Ophthalmol 98(1): 13-15. (link to abstract and full text)


BABU, K.; BHAT, S. S. Unilateral snow banking in tuberculosis-related intermediate uveitis”. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect, v. 4, n. 1, p. 4, Feb 2014. ISSN 1869-5760.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24507077>  .( full text link)

BASU, S. et al . Degree, duration, and causes of visual impairment in eyes affected with ocular tuberculosis”.  J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect, v. 4, n. 1, p. 3, 2014. ISSN 1869-5760.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24485195>. (full text link)

CARABALLO, J. N. et al. “Vitreoretinal Lymphoma versus Uveitis: Cytokine Profile and Correlations”. OculImmunolInflamm, v. 22, n. 1, p. 34-41, Feb 2014. ISSN 1744-5078.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24490677>.         (link to abstract)

DOYCHEVA, D. et al. Immunomodulatory therapy withtumour necrosis factor α inhibitors in children with antinuclear antibody-associated chronic anterior uveitis: long-term results”.                     Br J Ophthalmol, Jan 2014. ISSN 1468-2079. Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24457365>. (full text link)

Hong BK1, Khanamiri HN, Bababeygy SR, Rao NA. “The Utility of routine tuberculosis screening in county hospital patients with uveitis”.  Br J Ophthalmol, Jan 2014. ISSN 1468-2079. Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24489378>. (full text link)

JOSHI, L. et al. “Outcomes of Changing Immunosuppressive Therapy after Treatment Failure in Patients with Noninfectious Uveitis”. Ophthalmology, Jan 2014. ISSN 1549-4713.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24433970>. (full text link)

KRUH, J. N. et al. “Infliximab for the Treatment of Refractory Noninfectious Uveitis: A Study of 88 Patients with Long-term Follow-up”. Ophthalmology, v. 121, n. 1, p. 358-64, Jan 2014. ISSN 1549-4713.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24011995>. (full text link)

LEVIN, M. H. et al.“Incidence of visual improvement in uveitis cases with visual impairment caused by macular edema”. Ophthalmology, v. 121, n. 2, p. 588-595.e1, Feb 2014. ISSN 1549-4713.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24332536>. (full text link)

LIN, P.; SUHLER, E. B.; ROSENBAUM, J. T ”The future of uveitis treatment”.  Ophthalmology, v. 121, n. 1, p. 365-76, Jan 2014. ISSN 1549-4713.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24169255>. (full text link)

LITTLE, J. A. et al. “The safety and efficacy of noncorticosteroid triple immunosuppressive therapy in the treatment of refractory chronic noninfectious uveitis in childhood”. J Rheumatol, v. 41, n. 1, p. 136-9, Jan 2014. ISSN 0315-162X. Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24085549>. (full text link)

MAO, Y. et al. ” Tuberculous uveitis in China” ActaOphthalmol, Jan 2014. ISSN 1755-3768.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24479692>.

MENEZO, V.; TAYLOR, S. R.” Birdshot uveitis: current and emerging treatment options”.    ClinOphthalmol, v. 8, p. 73-81, 2014.ISSN 1177-5467.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24379650>. (abstract and full text link)

MOSCHOS, M. M.; GOULIOPOULOS, N. S.; KALOGEROPOULOS, C.  “Electrophysiological examination in uveitis: a review of the literature”. ClinOphthalmol, v. 8, p. 199-214, 2014.ISSN 1177-5467.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24453476> (link to abstract & full text).

NALCACIOGLU-YÜKSEKKAYA, P. et al. “Presumed herpetic anterior uveitis: a study with retrospective analysis of 79 cases”.                Eur J Ophthalmol, v. 24, n. 1, p. 14-20, 2014 Jan-Feb 2014. ISSN 1724-6016.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23813111>. (full text link)

OAHALOU, A. et al.” Diagnostic pars planavitrectomy and aqueous analyses in patients with uveitis of unknown cause”. Retina, v. 34, n. 1, p. 108-14, Jan 2014. ISSN 1539-2864.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23619637>. (full text link)

PAN, J.; KAPUR, M.; MCCALLUM, R. “Noninfectious immune-mediated uveitis and ocular inflammation.” Curr Allergy Asthma Rep, v. 14, n. 1, p. 409, Jan 2014. ISSN 1534-6315.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24338488>.

PARK, U. C.; PARK, J. H.; YU, H. G. “Long-term Outcome of Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide injection for the Treatment of Uveitis Attacks in Behçet Disease”.OculImmunolInflamm, v. 22, n. 1, p. 27-33, Feb 2014. ISSN 1744-5078.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24063666>.

PAROLI, M. P. et al. Intermediate uveitis: comparison between childhood-onset and adult-onset disease”. Eur J Ophthalmol, v. 24, n. 1, p. 94-100, 2014 Jan-Feb 2014. ISSN 1724-6016.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23813110>. (full text link)

RAMANAN, A. V. et al. “A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of adalimumab in combination with methotrexate for the treatment of juvenile idiopathic arthritis associated uveitis (SYCAMORE Trial)”.  Trials, v. 15, n. 1, p. 14, 2014.ISSN 1745-6215.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24405833>. (full text link)

RAMZAN, M. et al. ” Isolated Bilateral Uveitis in Child With Hypereosinophilic Syndrome”. J PediatrHematolOncol, Jan 2014. ISSN 1536-3678.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24390454>.

REZNICEK, L. et al.  “Systematic Analysis of Wide-Field Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF) Imaging in Posterior Uveitis”.    Curr Eye Res, v. 39, n. 2, p. 164-71, Feb 2014. ISSN 1460-2202.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24144279>.

SAEED, M. U. et al.” Presentation of suspected pediatric uveitis”.    SeminOphthalmol, v. 29, n. 1, p. 4-7, Jan 2014. ISSN 1744-5205.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23952132>.

SUELVES, A. M. et al.” Anterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in patients with a history of chronic uveitis: five-year follow-up”.  J Cataract Refract Surg, v. 40, n. 1, p. 77-81, Jan 2014. ISSN 1873-4502.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24238942> (link to abstract & full text).

TAKAYAMA, K. et al.   “Short-Term Outcomes of Coaxial Microincision Cataract Surgery for Uveitis-Associated Cataract without Postoperative Systemic Steroid Therapy”. Ophthalmologica, v. 231, n. 2, p. 111-6, 2014.ISSN 1423-0267.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24296823>.

VOYKOV, B. et al. ” Is cyclophotocoagulation an option in the management of glaucoma secondary to Fuchs' uveitis syndrome?” Graefes Arch ClinExpOphthalmol, Jan 2014. ISSN 1435-702X. Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24390401>.

YANG, M. M. et al.“The roles of genetic factors in uveitis and their clinical significance” Retina, v. 34, n. 1, p. 1-11, Jan 2014. ISSN 1539-2864.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23903794>. (full text link)

YUKSEL, E. et al. “Comparison of acute effect of systemic versus intravitreal infliximab treatment in an experimental model of endotoxin-induced uveitis”.   J OculPharmacolTher, v. 30, n. 1, p. 74-80, Feb 2014. ISSN 1557-7732.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24116865>.

ZHANG, L. et al. ” Mechanisms for in-the-bag uveitis-glaucoma-hyphema syndrome”.  J Cataract Refract Surg, Jan 2014a. ISSN 1873-4502.Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24417893>.

ZOU, W. et al. ”The expression and significance of T helper cell subsets and regulatory T cells CD4 (+)CD 25 (+) in peripheral blood of patients with human leukocyte antigen B27-positive acute anterior uveitis”. Graefes Arch ClinExpOphthalmol, Jan 2014. ISSN 1435-702X. Disponívelem: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24477536>.

New & Updated Cochrane Reviews

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Complement inhibitors for age- related macular degeneration

Authors conclusions…There is insufficient information at present to generate evidence-based recommendations on the potential safety and efficacy of complement inhibitors for prevention or treatment of AMD. However we anticipate the results of ongoing trials

(new…published on-line 15.01.2014)

Non penetrating filtration surgery versus trabeculectomy for open angle glaucoma

Authors conclusions….This review provides some limited evidence that control of IOP is better with trabeculectomy than viscocanalostomy. For deep sclerectomy, we cannot draw any useful conclusions. This may reflect surgical difficulties in performing non-penetrating procedures and the need for surgical experience. This review has highlighted the lack of use of quality of life outcomes and the need for higher methodological quality RCTs to address these issues. Since it is unlikely that better IOP control will be offered by NPFS, but that these techniques offer potential gains for patients in terms of quality of life, we feel that such a trial is likely to be of a non-inferiority design with quality of life measures.

  (new…published on-line 15.02.2014)

Tamponade in surgery for retinal detachment associated with proliferated vitreoretinopathy

Authors conclusions…   The use of either perfluropropane or standard silicone oil appears reasonable for most patients with RD associated with PVR. Because there do not appear to be any major differences in outcomes between the two agents, the choice of a tamponade agent should be individualized for each patient. Heavy silicone oil, which is not available for routine clinical use in the USA, has not demonstrated evidence of superiority over standard silicone oil.

( updated….published on-line 14/02/2014)


Korn, B. S. and D. O. Kikkawa (2014)."Images in clinical medicine.Ocular manifestation of electrical burn." NEngl J Med370(4): e6.(link to article)

Sophie J. Bakri, MD1, Darius M. Moshfeghi, MD2,     Steve Francom, PhD3, Amy Chen Rundle, MS3, Daniel S. Reshef, MD, PhD3, Paul P. Lee, MD4,   Carol Schaeffer, MS3, Roman G. Rubio, MD3, Phillip Lai, MD3 (2014) “Intraocular Pressure in Eyes Receiving Monthly Ranibizumab in 2 Pivotal Age-Related Macular Degeneration Clinical Trials (link to abstract and full text) Ophthalmology  Available online 6 January 2014

Plea for better eye care services    A new report for commissioners and providers warns of a “tsunami” in demand for eye care services.

The report includes case examples from a series of four workshops held across England to develop an action plan for eye care. Link to report    

NICE Guidance TA305 Macular oedema (central retinal vein occlusion) – aflibercept solution for injection: guidance

NICE recommends aflibercept solution for injection as an option for treating visual impairment caused by macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion only if the manufacturer provides aflibercept solution for injection with the discount agreed in the PAS. Link to Guidance

Three-Year Outcomes of Individualized Ranibizumab Treatment in Patients with Diabetic Macular Edema: The RESTORE Extension Study This 24-month extension study (n=240) reported that ranibizumab was effective in improving and maintaining BCVA and central retinal subfield thickness outcomes with a progressively declining number of injections over 3 years of individualized dosing.

Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth  Ophthalmology on-line 01/02/2014 (link to abstract & full text)

Diabetic Retinopathy

AIELLO, L. P.; GROUP, D. E. R. ” Diabetic retinopathy and other ocular findings in the diabetes control and complications trial/epidemiology of diabetes interventions and complications study”.  Diabetes Care, v. 37, n. 1, p. 17-23, Jan 2014. ISSN 1935-5548. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24356593>. (full text link)

CHAE, J. B. et al.   ” Effect of combined cataract surgery and ranibizumab injection in postoperative macular edema in nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy”. Retina, v. 34, n. 1, p. 149-56, Jan 2014. ISSN 1539-2864. Disponível em: < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23807186 >. (full text link)

COMYN, O. et al. “A randomized trial to assess functional and structural effects of ranibizumab versus laser in diabetic macular edema (The LUCIDATE study)”. Am J Ophthalmol, Feb 2014. ISSN 1879-1891. Disponível em: < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24531025 >. (full text link)

CRUZ-GONZALEZ, F. et al ” Predictive value of VEGF A and VEGFR2 polymorphisms in the response to intravitreal ranibizumab treatment for wet AMD”.  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol, Feb 2014. ISSN 1435-702X. Disponível em: < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24522370 >.

FAN, X. et al. ” Association between adiponectin concentrations and diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes: a meta analysis”. Chin Med J (Engl), v. 127, n. 4, p. 765-71, Feb 2014. ISSN 0366-6999. Disponível em: < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24534238 >. (full text link)

FERENCHAK, K. et al.   ”Intravitreal bevacizumab for postoperative recurrent vitreous hemorrhage after vitrectomy for proliferative diabetic retinopathy”. Retina, Jan 2014. ISSN 1539-2864. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24457977>.(full text link)

GOGULA, S. V. et al. “A diabetic retinopathy detection method using an improved pillar K-means algorithm”. Bioinformation, v. 10, n. 1, p. 28-32, 2014. ISSN 0973-2063. Disponível em: < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24516323 >. (link to full text)

HARITOGLOU, C. et al. “Microaneurysm formation rate as a predictive marker for progression to clinically significant macular edema in nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy”.  Retina, v. 34, n. 1, p. 157-64, Jan 2014. ISSN 1539-2864. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23792485 >. (full text link)

HUNTER, A. A. et al. Improving visual outcomes by preserving outer retina morphology in eyes with resolved pseudophakic cystoid macular edema. J Cataract Refract Surg, Feb 2014. ISSN 1873-4502. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24529660 >.

KOWLURU, R. A. et al.” TIAM1-RAC1 signalling axis-mediated activation of NADPH oxidase-2 initiates mitochondrial damage in the development of diabetic retinopathy”. Diabetologia, Feb 2014. ISSN 1432-0428. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24554007 >.

LAM, B. L. et al. “Trial End Points and Natural History in Patients With G11778A Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy : Preparation for Gene Therapy Clinical Trial”.  JAMA Ophthalmol, Feb 2014. ISSN 2168-6173. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24525545>

LEE, S. H. et al. “Changes of Choroidal Thickness After Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy”. Curr Eye Res, Feb 2014. ISSN 1460-2202. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24502275 >.

MENG, N. et al.” Association of Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Promoter Polymorphism (TNF-α 238 G/A and TNF-α 308 G/A) with Diabetic Mellitus, Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Nephropathy: A Meta-analysis.”  Curr Eye Res, v. 39, n. 2, p. 194-203, Feb 2014. ISSN 1460-2202. Disponível em: < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24073796 >.

OSAADON, P. et al “A review of anti-VEGF agents for proliferative diabetic retinopathy”.  Eye (Lond), Feb 2014. ISSN 1476-5454. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24525867 >.

QIU, F. et al. “Plasma and vitreous fluid levels of Dickkopf-1 in patients with diabetic retinopathy”.Eye (Lond), Jan 2014. ISSN 1476-5454. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24406409 >.

RAJALAKSHMI, R. et al.  “Prevalence and risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in Asian Indians with young onset Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes”.                          J Diabetes Complications, Jan 2014. ISSN 1873-460X. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24512748 >.

RODRÍGUEZ-CARRIZALEZ, A. D. et al. ‘Oxidants, antioxidants and mitochondrial function in non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy”, J Diabetes, v. 6, n. 2, p. 167-75, Mar 2014. ISSN 1753-0407. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23875878 >. (full text link)

SCHOENBERGER, S. D. et al.  “Reduction of interleukin 8 and platelet-derived growth factor levels by topical ketorolac, 0.45%, in patients with diabetic retinopathy”. JAMA Ophthalmol, v. 132, n. 1, p. 32-7, Jan 2014. ISSN 2168-6173. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24336915 >

SONG, Z. et al.” Increased intravitreous interleukin-18 correlated to vascular endothelial growth factor in patients with active proliferative diabetic retinopathy”. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol, Feb 2014. ISSN 1435-702X. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24531563 >.

SU, C. C. et al.” Macular tractional retinoschisis in proliferative diabetic retinopathy: clinical characteristics and surgical outcome”. Ophthalmologica, v. 231, n. 1, p. 23-30, 2014. ISSN 1423-0267. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24107645 >.

SUZUKI, Y. et al.” Effects of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab on inflammatory cytokines in the vitreous with proliferative diabetic retinopathy”.  Retina, v. 34, n. 1, p. 165-71, Jan 2014. ISSN 1539-2864. Disponível em: < http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23851630 >. (full text link)

VANITA, V.“Association of RAGE (p.Gly82Ser) and MnSOD (p.Val16Ala) polymorphisms with diabetic retinopathy in T2DM patients from north India”. Diabetes Res Clin Pract, Jan 2014. ISSN 1872-8227. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24529564 >.

VARADHAN, L. et al. “The impact of improved glycaemic control with GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy on diabetic retinopathy”.                                                       Diabetes Res Clin Pract, Jan 2014. ISSN 1872-8227. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24456992 >.

WYKOFF, C. C. et al.  Aflibercept treatment for patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration who were incomplete responders to multiple ranibizumab injections (TURF trial)”.                           Br J Ophthalmol, Feb 2014. ISSN 1468-2079. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24518078>.(full text link)

XIONG, F. et al.  “Altered Retinal MicroRNA Expression Profiles in Early Diabetic Retinopathy: An In Silico Analysis”.  Curr Eye Res, Feb 2014. ISSN 1460-2202. Disponível em: <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24502381 >.

Muqit, M. M. and P. E. Stanga (2014).   "Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography evaluation of retinal and optic nerve head neovascularisation in proliferative diabetic retinopathy." Br J Ophthalmol98(1): 65-72. (link to abstract and full text)