Ophthalmology

October 31, 2011

Possible side-effects uncovered in macular degeneration drug

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A drug which should have great potential in helping to minimise the effects of the blinding condition macular degeneration may have some side-effects, according to one researcher in the US. Mayo Clinic scientist Dr Sophie Bakri has found that the Food and Drug Administration-approved ranibizumab (Lucentis) may be increasing pressure inside some patients” eyes. Contact […]

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October 25, 2011

Mayo Clinic Detective Work Shows Possible Side Effect in Macular Degeneration Drug

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Two major drug trials conclude there was little risk from a drug aimed at age-related macular degeneration. Yet a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist began to note something concerning in some of her patients: an increase in pressure inside the eye. It led to a retrospective study and findings that will be presented at the American Academy […]

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September 2, 2011

Is fashion bad for your health?

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The eyes are the windows to the soul—and for harmful ultraviolet rays. Thankfully, the need for eye protection has produced one of fashion’s favorite accessories: sunglasses…When it comes to eyewear, branded is not always better. Dr. Dennis Robertson, emeritus ophthalmologist at the Mayo Clinic, says that it’s the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection that […]

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April 20, 2010

Successful Surgery Improves Quality of Life in Adults With Strabismus

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Both the new Adult Strabismus Questionnaire (AS-20), developed at the Mayo Clinic, and the traditional Visual Function Questionnaire (VFQ-25), from the National Eye Institute (NEI), show substantial improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for adult patients who undergo successful strabismus surgery, according to a new study…   The responsiveness of the AS-20 and VFQ-25 […]

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Tags: Adult Strabismus Questionnaire (, David Leske, MS


April 14, 2010

Acquired Childhood Glaucoma More Prevalent Than Congenital Glaucoma

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Acquired childhood glaucoma is more prevalent than congenital types of glaucoma, according to the results of a population-based study reported in the April issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology. “Childhood glaucoma is an uncommon pediatric condition often associated with significant visual loss,” write Elisabeth P. Aponte, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and […]

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Tags: Glaucoma, MD, P. Aponte


April 13, 2010

Corneal Transplant Not Hurt by Long Preservation Time

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The chance that a corneal transplant will fail is not affected by the age of the donor, the length of time that the transplanted cornea was preserved or the method of preservation, according to a new study…   The study found no additional cell loss between 15 and 20 years of follow-up. And, the risk […]

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Tags: corneal transplant, Dr. Sanjay Patel


January 11, 2010

For Some, Lasik Brings More Problems Than Solutions

By Kelley Luckstein

To date, more than 17 million people worldwide have had Lasik eye surgery in hopes of relegating glasses and contacts to the waste bin. And each year, an estimated 700,000 Americans opt for the procedure, which uses a laser to vaporize portions of the cornea and reshape it to improve vision…   Dr. Sanjay Patel, […]

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Tags: Laski


November 13, 2009

Laser Ablation Not Harmful to Corneal Endothelium

By Kelley Luckstein

Laser surgery to correct refractive errors had no long-term detrimental effects on the corneal endothelium, a small study found.   The findings suggest that eye banks and surgeons can consider donor corneas that have had keratorefractive procedures for use in posterior lamellar keratoplasty, according to Sanjay V. Patel, MD, and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic […]

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Tags: Endothelium, LASIK


November 11, 2009

Laser Eye Surgery Safe Long-Term: Study

By Kelley Luckstein

Laser eye surgery doesn’t appear to have long-term effects on the cells that line the inside of the cornea, a new study has found…   The study findings are published in the November issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology.   “Our results support the findings of numerous short-term studies that found no significant endothelial […]

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Tags: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK


November 10, 2009

Orléans girl back home after undergoing eye surgery at U.S. clinic

By Kelley Luckstein

Seventeen-year-old Lisa Cater is back home recovering after undergoing sugery on both her eyes at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.   The surgery, which involved detaching and reattaching two muscles in both her eyes, will hopefully correct Cater’s double vision which she has suffered, along with debilitating headaches, loss of equilibrium and fatigue, ever since […]

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Tags: brain tumor, double vision


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