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PCR Testing Revolutionized Diagnosis, Treatment of Infectious Uveitis
A 12-tube polymerase chain reaction strip can detect 24 ocular pathogens.
Annual rate of ocular inflammatory flares fell from 200 to 49 per 100 patients.
Researchers find gap in antioxidant enzymes between AMD patients and controls.
Whether injected monthly or according to a TREX regimen, ranibizumab did not have a statistically significant effect on the development of new macular atrophy in eyes with neovascular AMD.
The FDA’s decision follows the EU’s decision last month to similarly expand the scope of the drug’s approval to include more specific causes of vision loss and blindness.
At the one-month follow-up exam, only 7% were functional non-responders, half of whom were reclassified as responders at 6-month follow-up.
Monitoring Zika-exposed patients for visual symptoms and ocular findings is particularly important because these may be the only indicators of the infection in some patients.
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Some cases of tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis syndrome, or TINU, have a poor visual prognosis, so early diagnosis and treatment are recommended. Diagnosis requires detailed history taking, whole-body imaging studies, and examination of renal function.

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