Ophthalmology- March 2015

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Abulafia, A., et al. (2015). Intraocular lens power calculation for eyes with an axial length greater than 26.0 mm: Comparison of formulas and methods  J Cataract Refract Surg.



Calladine, D., et al. (2015). Multifocal versus monofocal intraocular lenses after cataract extraction  Sao Paulo Med J 133(1): 68. (link to full text)


Carifi, G., et al. (2015). Accuracy of the Refractive Prediction Determined by Multiple Currently Available Intraocular Lens Power Calculation Formulas in Small Eyes   Am J Ophthalmol 159(3): 577-583.    (link to pdf)



Celik, U., et al. (2015). New microwave thermokeratoplasty and accelerated crosslinking method for keratoconus: Results in 24 eyes during a 1-year follow-up.  J Cataract Refract Surg 41(2): 422-427.



Dobrzynski, J. M. and J. B. Kostis (2015). Statins and Cataracts--a visual insight  Curr Atheroscler Rep 17(2): 477.



Dotan, G., et al. (2015). Outcomes of an Inner-City Vision Outreach Program: Give Kids Sight Day (available to read in eye library)  JAMA Ophthalmol.


Iribarren, R. (2015).Crystalline lens and refractive development  Prog Retin Eye Res.



Kim, J., et al. (2015) Comparison of conventional versus crossed monovision in pseudophakia  Br J Ophthalmol 99(3): 391-395.

TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: KCT0001065. (link to pdf)


Marques, E. F. and T. B. Ferreira (2015). Comparison of visual outcomes of 2 diffractive trifocal intraocular lenses  J Cataract Refract Surg 41(2): 354-363.



Ouchi, M. and S. Kinoshita (2015). Implantation of refractive multifocal intraocular lens with a surface-embedded near section for cataract eyes complicated with a coexisting ocular pathology  Eye (Lond). (link to full text)



Potvin, R. and W. Hill (2015). New algorithm for intraocular lens power calculations after myopic laser in situ keratomileusis based on rotating Scheimpflug camera data  J Cataract Refract Surg 41(2): 339-347.



Qi, Y., et al. (2015) Posterior scleral reinforcement and vitrectomy for myopic foveoschisis in extreme myopia   Retina 35(2): 351-357. (full text link)



Randleman, J. B., et al. (2015) Comparison of objective and subjective refractive surgery screening parameters between regular and high-resolution Scheimpflug imaging devices  J Cataract Refract Surg 41(2): 286-294.



Schultz, T., et al. (2015)  Histologic evaluation of in vivo femtosecond laser-generated capsulotomies reveals a potential cause for radial capsular tears  Eur J Ophthalmol 25(2): 112-118.


Schargus, M., et al. (2015) Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Without OVD: A Prospective Intraindividual Comparison  J Refract Surg 31(3): 146-152.



Shields, C. L., et al. (2015) Melanoma of the eye: Revealing hidden secrets, one at a time  Clin Dermatol 33(2): 183-196.


Stock, M. V., et al. (2015) Functional visual improvement after cataract surgery in eyes with age-related macular degeneration; Results of the Ophthalmic Surgical Outcomes Data (OSOD) Project  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.



Tapp, R. J., et al. (2015) Impact of diabetes on eye care service needs: the National Indigenous Eye Health Survey Clin Experiment Ophthalmol.



Tzu, J. H., et al. (2015) Refractive outcomes of combined cataract and glaucoma surgery  J Glaucoma 24(2): 161-164.




Abdulhalim, B.-E. H., et al. (2015) Amniotic membrane graft to conjunctival flap in treatment of non-viral resistant infectious keratitis: a randomised clinical study  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 59-63. (link to pdf)


Altinkaynak, H., et al. (2015)  Topographic and Biomechanical Evaluation of Cornea in Patients With Acromegaly  Cornea 34(1): 65-70 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000297.


Ansari, Z., et al. (2015) Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Morbidity of Eye Lid Laxity in a Veteran Population  Cornea 34(1): 32-36 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000286.


Cirkovic, A., et al. (2015) Clinical and Ultrastructural Characteristics of Graft Failure in DMEK: 1-Year Results After Repeat DMEK  Cornea 34(1): 11-17 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000295.


Goñi, N., et al. (2015) Objective Optical Quality Analysis Using Double-Pass Technique in Pterygium Surgery  Cornea 34(1): 60-64 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000280.


Heinzelmann, S., et al. (2015)  Cystoid macular oedema following Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 98-102. (link to pdf)


Hesham, N. and R. L. Schultze (2015) Impact of Donor Characteristics on 2-Year Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty Outcomes in Patients With Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy  Cornea 34(1): 6-10 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000302.


Hou, J. H., et al. (2015) Clostridium perfringens Endophthalmitis After Penetrating Keratoplasty With Contaminated Corneal Allografts: A Case Series Cornea 34(1): 23-27 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000303.    


Kim, S. Y., et al. (2015) Oral steroid therapy as an adjuvant treatment for severe epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in patients younger than 3 years Cornea 34(2): 182-187.


Koizumi, N., et al. (2015) Clinical features and management of cytomegalovirus corneal endotheliitis: analysis of 106 cases from the Japan corneal endotheliitis study  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 54-58.(link to pdf)


Koo, E. B., et al. (2015). Effect of Glaucoma Tube Shunt Parameters on Cornea Endothelial Cells in Patients With Ahmed Valve Implants Cornea 34(1): 37-41 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000301.


Sacher, B. A., et al. (2015) Treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis With Intravenous Pentamidine Before Therapeutic Keratoplasty Cornea 34(1): 49-53 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000263.


Shields, C. L., et al. (2015). Iris Metastasis From Systemic Cancer in 104 Patients: The 2014 Jerry A. Shields Lecture  Cornea 34(1): 42-48 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000285.


Syed-Picard, F. N., et al. (2015) Dental pulp stem cells: a new cellular resource for corneal stromal regeneration  Stem Cells Transl Med 4(3): 276-285.



Wilhelmus KR (2015) Antiviral treatment and other therapeutic interventions for herpes simplex virus epithelial keratitis Cochrane Library January 9, 2015


Yoeruek, E., et al. (2015) Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in Vitrectomized Eyes: Clinical Results  Cornea 34(1): 1-5 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000288.


Diabetic Retinopathy/Macular Edema


Diana V Do et al  (2015) Blood pressure control for diabetic retinopathy Cochrane Library 31 January, 2015


Rasmussen, M. L., et al. (2015) Comparison between Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study 7-field retinal photos and non-mydriatic, mydriatic and mydriatic steered widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscopy for assessment of diabetic retinopathy  J Diabetes Complications 29(1): 99-104.


Virgili G (2015) Optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detection of macular oedema in patients with diabetic retinopathy Cochrane Library January 2015 (link to full article)



(2015) Effect of Intensive Diabetes Therapy on the Progression of Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: 18 Years of Follow-up in the DCCT/EDIC  Diabetes 64(2): 631-642.



Adal, K. M., et al. (2015) Accuracy Assessment of Intra and Inter-Visit Fundus Image Registration for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. (available to read in Eye Library)


Bellocq, D., et al. (2015)  Effectiveness and safety of dexamethasone implants for post-surgical macular oedema including Irvine-Gass syndrome: the EPISODIC study  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Bertelmann, T. and S. Schulze (2015) Long-Term Follow-Up of Patient with Diabetic Macular Edema Receiving Fluocinolone Acetonide Intravitreal Implant  Ophthalmol Ther. (link to full text)



Boynton, G. E., et al. (2015) Multimodal Characterization of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Reveals Alterations in Outer Retinal Function and Structure  Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)


Brillat, E., et al. (2015) A case-control study to assess aspirin as a risk factor of bleeding in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment surgery  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. (link to full text)



Brito, P. N., et al. (2015) Evaluation of visual acuity, macular status, and subfoveal choroidal thickness changes after cataract surgery in eyes with diabetic retinopathy  Retina 35(2): 294-302. (full text link)



Buckle, M., et al. (2015) Prevalence and incidence of blindness and other degrees of sight impairment in patients treated for neovascular age-related macular degeneration in a well-defined region of the United Kingdom  Eye (Lond). (link to full text)


Charlson, E. S., et al. (2015) The Primary Open-Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics Study: Baseline Demographics  Ophthalmology (link to pdf)


Choi, J. A., et al. (2015)  Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Loss Is Associated with Urinary Albuimin Excretion in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes  Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)



de la Torre-Diez, I., et al. (2015) Decision support systems and applications in ophthalmology: literature and commercial review focused on mobile apps  J Med Syst 39(1): 174. (link to full text)


Do, D. V., et al. (2015)  Blood pressure control for diabetic retinopathy  Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1: Cd006127. (link to full article)


Domalpally, A., et al. (2015) Effects of Intravitreal Ranibizumab on Retinal Hard Exudate in Diabetic Macular Edema: Findings from the RIDE and RISE Phase III Clinical Trials  Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)



Elhabashy, S. A., et al. (2015) Can optical coherence tomography predict early retinal microvascular pathology in type 1 diabetic adolescents without minimal diabetic retinopathy? A single-centre study  J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 28(1-2): 139-146.



Elman, M. J., et al. (2015) Intravitreal Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema with Prompt versus Deferred Laser Treatment: 5-Year Randomized Trial Results  Ophthalmology 122(2): 375-381. (link to pdf)








Halbach, P., et al. (2015) Oxytocin expression and function in the posterior retina: a novel signaling pathway  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56(2): 751-760. (available to read in eye library)



Ip, M. S., et al. (2015) Long-term Effects of Therapy with Ranibizumab on Diabetic Retinopathy Severity and Baseline Risk Factors for Worsening Retinopathy  Ophthalmology 122(2): 367-374 (link to pdf)



Ishikawa, K., et al. (2015)  Microarray analysis of gene expression in fibrovascular membranes excised from patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56(2): 932-946. (available to read in Eye Library)


Jackson, T. L., et al. (2015)  Stereotactic radiotherapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration: year 2 results of the INTREPID study Ophthalmology 122(1): 138-145 (link to pdf)



Jusufbegovic, D., et al. (2015)  EVOLUTION OF CONTROLLING DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: Changing Trends in the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema at a Single Institution Over the Past Decade Retina.



Khurana, R. N., et al. (2015) Dexamethasone intravitreal implant for pseudophakic cystoid macular edema in patients with diabetes  Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina 46(1): 56-61.



Lavinsky, D. and D. Palanker (2015). NONDAMAGING PHOTOTHERMAL THERAPY FOR THE RETINA: Initial Clinical Experience With Chronic Central Serous Retinopathy  Retina 35(2): 213-222.



Li, J., et al. (2015) Serum neuron-specific enolase is elevated as a novel indicator of diabetic retinopathy including macular oedema  Diabet Med 32(1): 102-107. (full text link)



Lian, F., et al. (2015)  The effectiveness and safety of a Danshen-containing Chinese herbal medicine for diabetic retinopathy: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter clinical trial  J Ethnopharmacol.


Liu, Q., et al. (2015)  Comparison of intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide versus intravitreal bevacizumab as the primary treatment of clinically significant macular edema  Retina 35(2): 272-279.



Manjunath, V., et al. (2015) Wide-field imaging and OCT vs clinical evaluation of patients referred from diabetic retinopathy screening  Eye (Lond). (link to pdf)



Owsley, C., et al. (2015)  Diabetes Eye Screening in Urban Settings Serving Minority Populations: Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy and Other Ocular Findings Using Telemedicine  JAMA Ophthalmol 133(2): 174-181.(available to read in eye library)



Pitcher, J. D., 3rd, et al. (2015)  A prospective pilot study of intravitreal aflibercept for the treatment of chronic central serous chorioretinopathy: the CONTAIN study  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Pritchard, N., et al. (2015) Corneal Confocal Microscopy Predicts 4-Year Incident Peripheral Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes  Diabetes Care.


Rahimy, E., et al. (2015)  Diabetic tractional retinal detachment repair by vitreoretinal fellows in a county health system  Retina 35(2): 303-309.



Rasmussen, M. L., et al. (2015)  Comparison between Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study 7-field retinal photos and non-mydriatic, mydriatic and mydriatic steered widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscopy for assessment of diabetic retinopathy  J Diabetes Complications 29(1): 99-104.



Rayess, N., et al. (2015) Baseline choroidal thickness as a predictor for response to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in diabetic macular edema  Am J Ophthalmol 159(1): 85-91.e81-83. (link to pdf)



Russo, A., et al. (2015) Comparison of smartphone ophthalmoscopy with slit-lamp biomicroscopy for grading diabetic retinopathy  Am J Ophthalmol 159(2): 360-364.e361. (link to pdf)



Samahy, M. H., et al. (2015) Current status of diabetes management, glycemic control and complications in children and adolescents with diabetes in Egypt. Where do we stand now? And where do we go from here?  Diabetes Res Clin Pract.



Scanlon, P. H., et al. (2015)  The use of weighted health-related Quality of Life scores in people with diabetic macular oedema at baseline in a randomized clinical trial  Diabet Med 32(1): 97-101. (full text link)






Schmidl, D., et al. (2015)  Gender differences in ocular blood flow  Curr Eye Res 40(2): 201-212. (link to full text)



Seymenoglu, G., et al. (2015) Comparison of dorzolamide/timolol versus brimonidine/timolol fixed combination therapy in the management of steroid-induced ocular hypertension  J Glaucoma 24(2): 111-116.


Shi, L., et al. (2015)  Telemedicine for detecting diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Taylor-Phillips, S., et al. (2015)  Extending the diabetic retinopathy screening interval beyond 1 year: systematic review  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Thomas, R. L., et al. (2015)  Prevalence of diabetic retinopathy within a national diabetic retinopathy screening service  Br J Ophthalmol 99(1): 64-68 (link to pdf)



Treacy, M. P., et al. (2015) The Early Treatment in Diabetic Retinopathy Study Chart Compared with the Tumbling-E and Landolt-C  Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)



Virgili, G., et al. (2015) Optical coherence tomography (OCT) for detection of macular oedema in patients with diabetic retinopathy  Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1: Cd008081. (link to full text)



Wang, B., et al. (2015) Effects of RAS inhibitors on diabetic retinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis  Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol.


Warrian, K. J., et al. (2015)  A comparison of methods used to evaluate mobility performance in the visually impaired  Br J Ophthalmol 99(1): 113-118. (link to pdf)


Yoshida, S., et al. (2015)  Increased vitreous concentrations of MCP-1 and IL-6 after vitrectomy in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy: possible association with postoperative macular oedema  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Zhang, P. and Z. Zhou (2015)  Combination of Bevacizumab and NGF Reduces the Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy  Cell Biochem Biophys.



Zheng, D. D., et al. (2015)  Longitudinal relationships between visual acuity and severe depressive symptoms in older adults: the Salisbury Eye Evaluation study  Aging Ment Health: 1-8.



Zlotcavitch, L., et al. (2015)   Progression to macula-off tractional retinal detachment after a contralateral intraoperative intravitreal bevacizumab injection for proliferative diabetic retinopathy  Clin Ophthalmol 9: 69-71. (full text article)



Chan, P. P., et al. (2015) Protocol-driven adjustment of ocular hypotensive medication in patients at low risk of conversion to glaucoma  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)


Garcia-Medina, J. J., et al. (2014) A two-year follow-up of oral antioxidant supplementation in primary open-angle glaucoma: an open-label, randomized, controlled trial  Acta Ophthalmol.


Girard, M. J., et al. (2015) Lamina cribrosa visibility using optical coherence tomography: comparison of devices and effects of image enhancement techniques  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56(2): 865-874.(full text available to read in eye library)



Hayashi, K., et al. (2014) Short-term outcomes of combined implantation of diffractive multifocal intraocular lenses with different addition power  Acta Ophthalmol.


Junqueira, D. M., et al. (2015) Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a new device for eye drops instillation in patients with glaucoma  Clin Ophthalmol 9: 367-371. (link to pdf)



Koo, E. B., et al. (2015)  Effect of glaucoma tube shunt parameters on cornea endothelial cells in patients with Ahmed valve implants  Cornea 34(1): 37-41.



Koutsonas, A., et al. (2015) Implantation of a novel telemetric intraocular pressure sensor in patients with glaucoma (ARGOS Study): 1-year results Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. (full text available in eye library)



Martinez-de-la-Casa, J. M., et al. (2014)  Diagnostic ability of macular nerve fiber layer thickness using new segmentation software in glaucoma suspects Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55(12): 8343-8348. (full text available in eye library)



Richman, J., et al. (2015)  The Spaeth/Richman contrast sensitivity test (SPARCS): design, reproducibility and ability to identify patients with glaucoma  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 16-20. (link to pdf)



Shin, H.-Y., et al. (2015)  The effect of myopic optic disc tilt on measurement of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography parameters  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 69-74. (link to pdf)



Skalicky, S. E. and H. R. Lew (2015)  Surgical outcomes of combined trabeculectomy-cyclodialysis for glaucoma  J Glaucoma 24(1): 37-44.



Sng, C. C. and K. Barton (2015) Mechanism and management of angle closure in uveitis  Curr Opin Ophthalmol.



Soiberman, U., et al. (2015) Iris suture fixation of subluxated intraocular lenses  Am J Ophthalmol 159(2): 353-359. (link to pdf)



Stamer, W. D., et al. (2015)  Biomechanics of Schlemm's canal endothelium and intraocular pressure reduction  Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 44(0): 86-98


Stein, J. D., et al. (2015) Impact of the Introduction of Generic Latanoprost on Glaucoma Medication Adherence  Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)



Weinreb, R. N., et al. (2014) A randomised, controlled comparison of latanoprostene bunod and latanoprost 0.005% in the treatment of ocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma: the VOYAGER study  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Wright, T. M., et al. (2015)  Short-term enhancement of visual field sensitivity in glaucomatous eyes following surgical intraocular pressure reduction  Am J Ophthalmol 159(2): 378-385.e371. (link to pdf)



Burgmeier, R., et al. (2015)  The Effect of Amblyopia on Visual-Auditory Speech Perception: Why Mothers May Say "Look At Me When I'm Talking To You"." JAMA Ophthalmol 133(1): 11-16. (full text available in eye library)



Cahill, J. A. and J. Ross (2015) Eye on Children: Acute Work-up for Pediatric Horner's Syndrome. Case Presentation and Review of the Literature J Emerg Med 48(1): 58-62. (link to pdf)



Chen, Y. H., et al. (2015)  NATURAL HISTORY OF RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY: Two-Year Outcomes of a Prospective Study  Retina 35(1): 141-148. (link to pdf)


Choi, J. Y., et al. (2015) Very Late Relapse of Bilateral Retinoblastoma  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol.



Fierson, W. M. and A. Capone, Jr. (2015) Telemedicine for evaluation of retinopathy of prematurity  Pediatrics 135(1): e238-254. (full text link)


Francis, J. H., et al. (2015)  Efficacy and Toxicity of Second-Course Ophthalmic Artery Chemosurgery for Retinoblastoma   Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)


Ghate D (2015) Surgical interventions for primary congenital glaucoma  Cochrane Library30th January, 2015 (link to full article)



Hartmann, E. E., et al. (2015) Vision and eye health in children 36 to <72 months: proposed data system Optom Vis Sci 92(1): 24-30. (link to full text)



Hartmann, E. E., et al. (2015)  Stereopsis results at 4.5 years of age in the infant aphakia treatment study Am J Ophthalmol 159(1): 64-70.e62. (link to pdf)



Hettinga, Y. M., et al. (2015) Infectious involvement in a tertiary center pediatric uveitis cohort  Br J Ophthalmol 99(1): 103-107. (link to pdf)



Kemp, P. S., et al. (2015) Cataract Surgery in Children With Uveitis: Retrospective Analysis of Intraocular Lens Implantation With Anterior Optic Capture J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus: 1-7.



Kemper, A. R., et al. (2015) Retinopathy of Prematurity Risk Prediction for Infants with Birth Weight Less than 1251 Grams J Pediatr 166(2): 257-261.e252.



Kim, S. Y., et al. (2015)  Oral steroid therapy as an adjuvant treatment for severe epidemic keratoconjunctivitis in patients younger than 3 years Cornea 34(2): 182-187.



Kong, L., et al. (2015) Pharmacokinetics of Bevacizumab and its Effects on Serum VEGF and IGF-1 in Infants with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. (full text available to read in eye library)



Kunkele, A., et al. (2015) Neoadjuvant/adjuvant treatment of high-risk retinoblastoma: a report from the German Retinoblastoma Referral Centre  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to full text)


Medsinge, A. and K. K. Nischal (2015) Pediatric cataract: challenges and future directions  Clin Ophthalmol 9: 77-90. (link to pdf)


Nudleman, E., et al. (2015) Long-term Outcomes on Lens Clarity after Lens-Sparing Vitrectomy for Retinopathy of Prematurity  Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)



Pineles, S. L., et al. (2015)  Improvement in Binocular Summation After Strabismus Surgery JAMA Ophthalmol. (available to read in eye library)



Prasad, S., et al. (2015) Cataract surgery in infants with microphthalmos  Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. (link to full text)



Rasmussen, M. L., et al. (2015) Comparison between Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study 7-field retinal photos and non-mydriatic, mydriatic and mydriatic steered widefield scanning laser ophthalmoscopy for assessment of diabetic retinopathy J Diabetes Complications 29(1): 99-104.


Shenoy, B. H., et al. (2015)  Complications and visual outcomes following secondary Intraocular lens implantation in children  Am J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Stunkel, M., et al. (2015) Vitritis in pediatric genetic retinal disorders  Ophthalmology 122(1): 192-199. (link to pdf)



Tawfik, H. A., et al. (2015)  Congenital upper eyelid coloboma: embryologic, nomenclatorial, nosologic, etiologic, pathogenetic, epidemiologic, clinical, and management perspectives  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 31(1): 1-12. (full text link)



Tse, B. C., et al. (2015) Enophthalmos and Choroidal Atrophy after Intraophthalmic Artery Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma  Ophthalmology 122(2): 435-437. (link to full text)


Wu, W. C., et al. (2015) Serum Levels of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor and Related Factors After Intravitreous Bevacizumab Injection for Retinopathy of Prematurity  JAMA Ophthalmol. (available to read in eye library)


Caiado, R. R., et al. (2015) EFFECT OF LENS STATUS IN THE SURGICAL SUCCESS OF 23-GAUGE PRIMARY VITRECTOMY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF RHEGMATOGENOUS RETINAL DETACHMENT: The Pan American Collaborative Retina Study (PACORES) Group Results." Retina 35(2): 326-333. (link to pdf)


Chang, Y. S., et al. (2015) The risk of acute coronary syndrome after retinal artery occlusion: a population-based cohort study  Br J Ophthalmol 99(2): 227-231. (link to pdf)



de Aguiar Remigio, M. C., et al. (2015) Macular and peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease  Eye (Lond). (link to full text)



Fusi-Rubiano, W., et al. (2015)  Spectrum of morphological and visual changes due to vitreomacular interface disorders encountered in a large consecutive cohort of patients  Eye (Lond)(link to full text)


Gehlbach P et al (2015) Statins for age-related macular degeneration Cochrane Library Feb 11, 2015


Gliem, M., et al. (2015) Reticular Pseudodrusen Associated With a Diseased Bruch Membrane in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum  JAMA Ophthalmol. (on-line first)



Halbach, P., et al. (2015) Oxytocin expression and function in the posterior retina: a novel signaling pathway  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 56(2): 751-760. (available to read in eye library)



Martinez-de-la-Casa, J. M., et al. (2014)  Diagnostic ability of macular nerve fiber layer thickness using new segmentation software in glaucoma suspects Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55(12): 8343-8348. (available to read in eye library)


Mahajan, V. B., et al. (2015)  Macular Hole Closure With Internal Limiting Membrane Abrasion Technique  JAMA Ophthalmol. (on-line first)



Ogura, Y., et al. (2015)  Efficacy and safety of intravitreal aflibercept injection in wet age-related macular degeneration: outcomes in the Japanese subgroup of the VIEW 2 study  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 92-97. (link to pdf)


Ophthalmology Times Europe (2014) Challenging our treatment approach in AMD…. The increasing importance of regimen and practicality (Supplement to Ophthalmology Times)


Sato, T., et al. (2015)  Retrospective comparisons of vitrectomy with and without air tamponade to repair lamellar macular hole Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina 46(1): 38-43.



Schwartz, S. D., et al. (2014). "Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium in patients with age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt's macular dystrophy: follow-up of two open-label phase 1/2 studies." Lancet.Vol.385, 9967, 7-13th Feb 2015 (full text link via science direct)



Totan, Y., et al. (2015)  Brilliant blue G assisted macular surgery: the effect of air infusion on contrast recognisability in internal limiting membrane peeling British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 75-80. (link to pdf)



Wiley, L. A., et al. (2015)  Patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) for the study and treatment of retinal degenerative diseases  Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 44(0): 15-35.


Zoric Geber, M., et al. (2014)  Retinal nerve fibre layer thickness measurements after successful retinal detachment repair with silicone oil endotamponade  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Time to allow doctors to prescribe Avastin (Deborah Cohen, investigations editor, the BMJ)

April 4th 2015


Doctors in England’s NHS have been left seemingly unable to prescribe a cheap, safe, and effective drug for the degenerative eye disease, wet age related macular degeneration (AMD), despite its flourishing use elsewhere in Europe and the US.

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Al Obeidan, S. A., et al. (2015)  Long-term Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Deep Sclerectomy in Uveitic Glaucoma  Ocul Immunol Inflamm 23(1): 82-89.



Ang, M., et al. (2015) Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for interferon-gamma release assays and tuberculin skin test in tuberculous uveitis Br J Ophthalmol. (full text link)



Arevalo, J. F., et al. (2015) Uveitis in Behcet disease in a tertiary center over 25 years: the KKESH Uveitis Survey Study Group  Am J Ophthalmol 159(1): 177-184.e171-172. (full text link)



Borkar, D. S., et al. (2015)  Association between Statin Use and Uveitis: Results from the Pacific Ocular Inflammation Study  Am J Ophthalmol.      (link to pdf)



de Boer, J., et al. (2015)  Development of macular edema and impact on visual acuity in uveitis associated with juvenile idiopathic arthritis  Ocul Immunol Inflamm 23(1): 67-73.


Eadie, B., et al. (2015) Risk for uveitis with oral moxifloxacin: a comparative safety study  JAMA Ophthalmol 133(1): 81-84. (available to read in eye library)


Gunes, A., et al. (2015) Two cases of anterior uveitis after laser eyebrow epilation Cornea 34(1): 101-102.


Haasnoot, A. J., et al. (2015) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate as baseline predictor for the development of uveitis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis  Am J Ophthalmol 159(2): 372-377.e371. (link to pdf)


Hettinga, Y. M., et al. (2015) Infectious involvement in a tertiary center pediatric uveitis cohort  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 103-107. (link to pdf)



Kitiratschky, V. B., et al. (2015)  Relationship between Suspected Reasons of Intraocular Inflammation and the Results of Diagnostic Vitrectomy: An Observational Study  Ocul Immunol Inflamm 23(1): 59-66.



Li, K., et al. (2015)  A variant of CLEC16A gene confers protection for Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome but not for Behcet's disease in a Chinese Han population  Exp Eye Res.



Lou, S. M., et al. (2015)  Lack of Consensus in the Diagnosis and Treatment for Ocular Tuberculosis among Uveitis Specialists  Ocul Immunol Inflamm 23(1): 25-31.


Lou, S. M., et al. (2015)  Diagnosis and Treatment for Ocular Tuberculosis among Uveitis Specialists: The International Perspective  Ocul Immunol Inflamm 23(1): 32-39.



Mucientes, A., et al. (2015)  Specific association of IL17A genetic variants with panuveitis  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Ossewaarde-van Norel, J., et al. (2015)  Long-term visual prognosis of peripheral multifocal chorioretinitis  Am J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Ozzello, D. J. and A. G. Palestine (2015)  Factors affecting therapeutic decisions in intermediate and posterior uveitis  Am J Ophthalmol 159(2): 213-220.e213. (link to pdf)


Parekh, A., et al. (2015). Risk Factors Associated With Intraocular Pressure Increase in Patients With Uveitis Treated With the Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant  JAMA Ophthalmol. (on-line first)



Sng, C. C. and K. Barton (2015)  Mechanism and management of angle closure in uveitis  Curr Opin Ophthalmol.



Looking back on an Innovative Year in Ophthalmology

Ronald C. Gentile, MD, Tal Raviv, MD, Joseph F. Panarelli, MD, Richard B. Rosen, MD

Disclosures December 29, 2014

Seven major advances

Enhancing Cataract Surgery

The Dawn of Big Data

New Diabetic Macular Edema Treatments

Retinal Prosthesis for the Blind

Refining Glaucoma Surgery

Gene Therapy for Ocular Diseases

To read more select link (you may have to register for a Medscape account to read this. It is free)

13:40pm, 7 January 2015 (NHS Networks)
Patients back diabetic retinal screening at local opticians
A recent patient survey of the Plymouth diabetic retinal screening service has shown that patients prefer their screening to be carried out at a local optician’s practice.

12:17pm, 9 January 2015 (NHS Networks)
Opticians can help ease A&E crisis says eye health leader
NHS commissioners can ease the winter pressures on A&E by making more use of high-street optical practices, a leading eye health organisation insists.

(2015 NHS Networks) Evidence behind change in treatment regimen recommendations and monitoring for ranibizumab and data on use in clinical practice for age related macular degeneration

16:03pm, 16 January 2015
General Ophthalmic Services statistics April to September 2014
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has published data showing activity under the General Ophthalmic Services (eye care) contract from April to September 2014.




Narayanan (2014) Mohs micrographic surgery versus surgical excision for periocular basal cell carcinoma Cochrane Library December 14, 2014

Neuroptis Biotech, has announced positive results from a second animal trial of its preservative-free ML7 eye drops. ML7 is a candidate molecule for the treatment of dry eye syndromes, allergy-driven inflammation, anterior uveitis, or Gougerot-Sjögren syndrome.

According to Neuroptis, both animal trials demonstrated excellent local tolerance and very low systemic absorption.

The company plans to publish the results in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science in 2015. To launch clinical trials, the company plans to begin production of clinical batches through a subcontractor and will submit applications for approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and local patient protection committees.

Bruce, B. B., et al. (2015) Nonmydriatic Ocular Fundus Photography in Neurologic Emergencies JAMA Neurol: 1-5.


Cohen, D. (2015). US ophthalmologists plead with drug regulator not to restrict access to Avastin  Bmj 350: h1266. (full text via Athens)




Doycheva, D., et al. (2015) Mycophenolic acid in the treatment of birdshot chorioretinopathy: long-term follow-up  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 87-91.(full text link)


Hau, S. C., et al. (2015) Evaluation of iris and iridociliary body lesions with anterior segment optical coherence tomography versus ultrasound B-scan British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 81-86. (link to pdf)



Nordwall, M., et al. (2015) Impact of HbA1c, Followed From Onset of Type 1 Diabetes, on the Development of Severe Retinopathy and Nephropathy: The VISS Study (Vascular Diabetic Complications in Southeast Sweden) Diabetes Care 38(2): 308-315.


Parekh, A., et al. (2015) Risk Factors Associated With Intraocular Pressure Increase in Patients With Uveitis Treated With the Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant  JAMA Ophthalmol. (on-line first)




Rose-Nussbaumer, J., et al. (2015)  Vision-Related Quality-of-Life Outcomes in the Mycotic Ulcer Treatment Trial I: A Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA Ophthalmol. (on-line first)


Shenoy, B. H., et al. (2015) Silicone band loop myopexy in the treatment of myopic strabismus fixus: surgical outcome of a novel modification  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 36-40. (link to pdf)


Stavert, B., et al. (2015) Cardiovascular Adverse Effects of Phenylephrine Eyedrops: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis  JAMA Ophthalmol. (on-line first)


Stein, J. D., et al. (2015)  Impact of the Introduction of Generic Latanoprost on Glaucoma Medication Adherence  Ophthalmology. (link to pdf)



Warrian, K. J., et al. (2015)  A comparison of methods used to evaluate mobility performance in the visually impaired  British Journal of Ophthalmology 99(1): 113-118. (link to pdf)



Weinreb, R. N., et al. (2014)  A randomised, controlled comparison of latanoprostene bunod and latanoprost 0.005% in the treatment of ocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma: the VOYAGER study  Br J Ophthalmol. (link to pdf)



Wilson, D. J., et al. (2015) Comparing the Efficacy of Ophthalmic NSAIDs in Common Indications: A Literature Review to Support Cost-effective Prescribing  Ann Pharmacother.



Yildiz, B. K., et al. (2015)  Functional and morphological effects of systemic bevacizumab on cancer patients' eyes  Optom Vis Sci 92(1): 102-106.


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In the News

Medscape Ophthalmology (Jan 23rd 2015) Two ophthalmic drugs receive positive nods in Europe The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has recommended approval of ciclosporin eye drops (Ikervis, Santen SAS) for the treatment of severe keratitis in adults with dry eye disease.

The 1 mg/mL ciclosporin drops belong to the immunosuppressant therapeutic class of ophthalmologicals. They block the release of proinflammatory cytokines, reducing inflammation in ocular surface cells and possibly preventing disease progression and worsening.

The specific indication is: "Treatment of severe keratitis in adult patients with dry eye disease, which has not improved despite treatment with tear substitutes."

The most common adverse effects of the drops are eye pain (19%), eye irritation (17.8%), lacrimation (6.2%), ocular hyperemia (5.5%), and eyelid erythema (1.7%).

The drops must be prescribed by an ophthalmologist or a healthcare professional qualified in ophthalmology.

In a separate decision, the committee also adopted a positive opinion for a new indication for aflibercept (Eylea, Bayer Pharma AG) for "treatment of adults with visual impairment due to macular oedema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion."

Aflibercept is already approved in the European Union for the treatment of adults with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, visual impairment resulting from macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion, and visual impairment 

 By Miriam E. Tucker

Ophthalmology Times Europe (March 11th, 2015)    IOP Sensor successfully implanted in first patient


US FDA committee recommends approval of riboflavin ophthalmic solutions for treatment of progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia

US Food and Drug Administration

Eyes and vision

A US FDA committee has supported the approval of riboflavin ophthalmic solutions with UVA irradiation for use in corneal collagen cross linking for the treatment of the conditions underlying progressive keratoconus or corneal ectasia following refractive surgery.

NICE Medicines


Glaucoma: brinzolamide/brimonidine combination eye drops - evidence summary new medicines (ESNM56)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Eyes and vision

Evidence from RCTs found that brinzolamide/brimonidine combination eye drops were superior to either constituent drug administered alone as monotherapy in reducing intraocular pressure at 3 months in patients with glaucoma.


Aflibercept (Eylea) approved in EU for treatment of visual impairment due to secondary to retinal vein occlusion

Biospace Inc.

Eyes and Vision

The new indication includes macular oedema following branch retinal vein occlusion in addition to the previously approved indication of macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion. EU approval is based on positive data from the Phase 3 VIBRANT study.

Medical Interventions for acanthamoeba keratitis

Cochrane Eyes & Vision February 24th,2015

There is insufficient evidence to evaluate the relative effectiveness and safety of medical therapy for the treatment of AK. Results from the one included study yielded no difference with respect to outcomes repoted between chlorhexidine and polyhexamethylene biguanide.

Topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents for diabetic cystoid macular oedema

Cochrane Eyes & Vision February 16th, 2015

The review did not identify any RCT’s investigating the effects of topical NSAID’s in the treatment of diabetic CMO. Clinicians need to use their clinical judgement and other low level evidence, to decide whether to use topical NSAID’s in cases of diabetic CMO.

US FDA grants “Orphan Drug Status” for CLT-28643




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EMA accepts Marketing authorisation application for intravitreal sirolimus


Bio-space Inc

Eyes and Vision

The EMA has accepted for review, a marketing authorisation application for intravitreal sirolimus for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis of the posterior segment, a leading cause of blindness. The application is based on results from the SAKURA study.

Positive data for OASIS Study of Ocriplasmin in symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion

Biospace Inc

Eyes and Vision

Topline results reported that 41.7% of patients treated with ocriplasmin (Jetrea™) achieved resolution of symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion (a sight-threatening vitreoretinal disease) at day 28 post injection versus 6.2% of patients who received a sham injection



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