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Estimating the Prevalence of Noninfectious Uveitis with a Massive Claims Database
The prevalence of noninfectious uveitis was 121 cases per 100,000 adults and 29 cases per 100,000 children. By such estimates, nearly 300,000 adults and 22,000 children in the United States had the disease in 2015.
Even when a 32-gauge needle was used, intravitreal injection posed a risk of introducing contamination directly into the eye. However, of all the needle gauges studied, the 27-gauge needle posed the greatest risk.
Before antibiotics, people went blind from syphilis. They still could, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned today.
In MS patients with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, discontinuing natalizumab poses a risk of rebound. The warning comes from a case report.
For conditions like diabetic retinopathy, the earlier the condition diagnosis can be made, the better the odds are of reducing the damage done.
The MD Magazine editors rounded up the 10 best stories from October – did you read them all?
Telemedicine is an expanding field across many areas of the medical community. Finding the best ways to use it and expand its growth are also becoming focal points as the idea gains popularity in helping treat patients.
As part of their overall health management, patients with diabetes are encouraged to undergo annual eye exams. While not all patients follow this direction, research is being done to better improve their eye health by working with their general practitioners.
In many, if not most cases, there can be a break in the chain between researchers and the doctors they are developing treatments for. When that divide does not exist it can mean more direct access for doctors and patients to the latest treatments even in the development stages.

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