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.
Factors linked to elevated risk include cadmium level in highest quintile, older age, more plaque sites.
Increased prevalence of deficits in visual function vs typically developing school-age children.
Thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer has been linked to worsening cognitive function and may be valuable in identifying individuals who may be at risk for cognitive decline.
Compared with milk chocolate, dark chocolate was associated with improved low, high-contrast sensitivity and visual acuity in short durations.
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Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva.
A 42-year-old man presents to the emergency department with vertigo that is worse with head motion as well as vomiting, but has no headache or abdominal pain.
Individuals who consume hot tea daily may have a lower risk of developing glaucoma.
Cataract surgery was correlated with lower all-cause mortality in covariate-adjusted models.
The USPSTF recommends that children aged 3 to 5 years undergo vision screening at least once to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.
A target intake of at least 500 mg/d is recommended to combat sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
Researchers project that current rates of blindness and visual impairment in the United States will double by 2050, increasing the need for better screening efforts.
Identifying the type of conjunctivitis that a patient has is the key to identifying the most effective course of action.
Clinicians should be able to diagnose age-related macular degeneration and distinguish between dry and wet presentations.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening for impaired visual acuity in older adults.
Patients taking the highest amount of metformin had a 25% reduced risk of developing OAG compared with those not taking the medication.
Compared with the HIV-uninfected study population, there was an approximate 4-fold increased age-adjusted prevalence of intermediate-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Clinicians can use two lights of different brightness to view pupil response in dark eyes.
A women presenting with eye pain and photo sensitivity was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.
Long-term selenium and vitamin E supplementation did not reduce apparently healthy male patients' risks of developing age-related cataracts.
But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, researcher says
Asking older patients about their muscle pain can help prevent undiagnosed polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.
Taking the time to notice an outward gaze in the left eye, this nurse practitioner helped save a child.
Of the patients, 19.1% of those using vasodilator medication developed early-stage AMD, compared with an estimated 8.2% of persons not taking such drugs.