Compounded Medications in Ophthalmic Patient Care

Compounded medications may be used for a variety of reasons and they are an important source for otherwise unavailable medications—and for improving adherence, convenience, and affordability for patients.

Compounded Medications in Ophthalmic Patient Care
September 26, 2022
CRISPR Genome Engineering for Retinal Diseases

Novel gene therapy treatments for inherited retinal diseases have been at the forefront of translational medicine over the past couple of decades.

CRISPR Genome Engineering for Retinal Diseases
September 22, 2022
The Role of Gene Therapy in Inherited Retinal Disease Treatment

In gene replacement therapy, a disease-causing gene is replaced with a functional copy of the gene.

The Role of Gene Therapy in Inherited Retinal Disease Treatment
September 20, 2022
Anti-Fibrotic Therapy For Glaucoma

Fibrosis in the Trabecular Meshwork (the drainage system of the eye) causes inefficient drainage of the fluid out of the eye leading to an increase in eye pressure resulting in damage to the optic nerve resulting in Glaucoma.

Anti-Fibrotic Therapy For Glaucoma
September 19, 2022
An Eye Exam Could Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease may gradually lose their depth perception. They may have problems distinguishing between flat pictures and three-dimensional objects or trouble judging distances.

An Eye Exam Could Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease
September 14, 2022
Dry Eye in Postmenopausal Women – A Hormonal Disorder

Although both low and high estrogen levels have been associated with symptoms of dry eye disease, low androgen levels are a more consistent factor in its etiology.

Dry Eye in Postmenopausal Women – A Hormonal Disorder
September 12, 2022
Treatment of Droopy Eyelid - Ptosis Surgery

Droopy eyelids, known medically as ptosis, is a condition in which the border of either one or both of the upper eyelids droops to a lower position than is normal.

Treatment of Droopy Eyelid - Ptosis Surgery
September 08, 2022
Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema

Macular edema is the most common cause of vision loss in patients with uveitis. It occurs, at least in part, because proinflammatory cytokines alter the permeability of the tight junctions within either the retinal capillary endothelium.

Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema
September 07, 2022
Transscleral Laser Treatment for Glaucoma

The concept of treating glaucoma by decreasing aqueous humor production via destruction of the ciliary body dates back to the 19th century.

Transscleral Laser Treatment for Glaucoma
September 05, 2022
Mydriasis Management in Cataract and Intraocular Lens Surgery

The maintenance of mydriasis and the control of postoperative pain and inflammation are critical to the safety and success of cataract and intraocular lens replacement surgery.

Mydriasis Management in Cataract and Intraocular Lens Surgery
September 02, 2022
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