Researchers evaluated the relationship between American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7 metrics and occurence of ocular diseases.
About 10% of children undergoing school-based screening have a visual problem.
Patients with ocular symptoms more likely to have higher white blood cell count, neutrophil count.
Variation in prevalence of eye exams from 43.9% in Puerto Rico to 64.8% in Rhode Island.
Analysis of 11 websites shows poor quality, varying accuracy, low readability.
Cataracts found to be most commonly reported eye disorder affecting adults aged ≥45 years with diabetes.
More adults who report visual impairment have subjective cognitive decline-related functional limitations.
Highest rates of HZO seen in older adults, women, and in whites vs other racial groups.
Self-reported high cholesterol levels without statin use tied to higher glaucoma risk.
Individuals with vs without migraine may be more likely to have comorbid dry eye disease.
Results from two phase 3 studies evaluating an investigational antihistamine-releasing contact lens (etafilcon A with ketotifen 0.019mg) showed that the treatment may benefit patients who need vision correction and also suffer from ocular allergies.
Patients with migraine headache have increased odds of dry eye disease even after adjustment for confounders
Heavy smokers have reduced sensitivity for all spatial frequencies, color discrimination impairments
Americans also less likely to report difficulty affording eyeglasses from 2014 on vs 2008.
Lower perception of scholastic, social, athletic competence could affect reading, motor skills.
Experts at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting discuss whether hydroxychloroquine dosing should be more than 5 mg/kg in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Decline in episodic memory scores seen with older age slower after vs before cataract surgery.
Adults with high vs low MeDi score have lower risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration.
Continuous positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes offered no improvement in visual acuity compared with usual care alone.