This multicenter prospective, double-masked, controlled clinical trial found that most penetrating corneal grafts for Fuchs dystrophy or pseudophakic or aphakic corneal edema remain clear at the 10-year follow-up.
This original investigation suggests an increase in women publishing original investigations in ophthalmic literature, but no increase in editorial authorship. Also see the Invited Commentary by Haller.
Sun et al describe the secular trends from 1985 to 2010 and project the burden in 2020 and 2030 of reduced visual acuity in China. They found that there was an increasing trend of reduced visual acuity in both urban and rural areas from 1985 to 2010 in China.
This prospective cross-sectional study reports that the superior hemifield integrated visual field is strongly associated with difficulty with near activities. The inferior hemifield integrated visual field impacts vision-specific role difficulties and general and peripheral vision. The impact of a visual field defect on patient-reported vision-related quality of life may depend not only on its severity but also its hemifield location.
This randomized clinical trial reports that a delay of referral to treatment time could not be identified when comparing teleophthalmologic screening for suspected neovascular AMD with retinal specialist–based screening. Teleophthalmologic monitoring for neovascular AMD recurrence resulted in longer wait times for treatment reinitiation, but no adverse visual outcomes were identified.
This retrospective case series reports that an intraoperative high-dose rate of 32P brachytherapy in selected cases can be a novel adjunct in the treatment of diffuse conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma, or lymphoma.
This longitudinal cohort study reports that a thyroidectomy and statin use are associated with substantially reduced hazards for thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy among patients with Graves disease.
This prospective observational case series compared the effects of position on retinal and choroidal structure, finding that intermediate age-related macular degeneration appears to be associated with an increase in choriocapillaris equivalent thickness and with a lack of positional responses that are observed in the choriocapillaris equivalent thickness of normal eyes.
This observational cohort study reports that when controlling for very low birth weight and prematurity, the presence of preplus disease, stage 2 retinopathy of prematurity, retinal hemorrhage, and the need for ventilation at time of first study-related eye examination were associated with referral-warranted retinopathy of prematurity.
This study shows that BBS2 mutations can cause nonsyndromic retinitis pigmentosa and highlights yet another candidate for this genetically heterogeneous condition.
This retrospective study reports that the Behavioral Visual Field Screening Test (BEFIE) test is a valuable tool to detect peripheral visual field defects when standard conventional perimetry cannot be performed in young or neurologically impaired children.
In this prospective study, the authors reported that binocular summation scores improved postoperatively in most patients undergoing strabismus surgery. This occurred most frequently at the lowest contrast level. These findings suggest that improved binocular summation could represent a newly recognized functional benefit from the surgical correction of strabismus. Further studies evaluating the correlation of binocular summation with stereopsis, visual field expansion, and quality of life will be necessary to fully evaluate the role that improved binocular summation has in improving binocularity postoperatively.
This randomized clinical trial reports that a 50% dose of verteporfin may be more effective at resolving subretinal fluid and fluorescein leakage, and with better visual outcomes, than a 30% dose for acute central serous chorioretinopathy.
This case series reports on 4 cases of mycosis fungoides with ocular involvement demonstrating a highly variable ophthalmic presentation.