Despite the fact that two thirds of stroke survivors could suffer from a visual impairment, nearly half of stroke units do not even assess vision. A recent report suggests that more must be done to assess the outlook for vision in stroke survivors.
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.
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.