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Mediterranean Diet May Deter Macular Degeneration
A recent study joins an ever-deepening well of data about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, including its risk-reduction potential for age-related macular degeneration. AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.
Eyeball tattoos require "injecting some type of pigment directly under the bulbar conjunctiva with a needle." Obviously, ophthalmologists do not endorse such behavior.
Monthly Avastin injections and quarterly Ozurdex injections produced equivalent improvements in best-corrected visual acuity after 7 months. However, Ozurdex reduced central subfield thickness nine times more than Avastin did, though it was associated with elevated intraocular pressure.
The MD Magazine editors rounded up the 10 best stories from November – did you read them all?
Patients with intermediate uveitis (IU) have a high likelihood of achieving good long-term visual outcomes, but should expect a long disease course and frequent complications
Researchers concerned about inconsistencies in rating disease activity in uveitis have come up with a new scoring system called UVEDAI.
Adalimumab has the potential to serve an important role in management of chronic and refractory noninfectious uveitis and associated macular edema with low rates of serious adverse events in the long term, according to a recent report. That includes pediatric patients.
Cytomegalovirus or CMV’s an etiological factor in patients with hypertensive anterior uveitis in Korea, according to a recent study.
Noninfectious uveitis (NIU) is more prevalent among female than male adults and the number of cases increase in tandem with age, according to a recent study.

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