December 2008 Briefing - Ophthalmology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for December 2008. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Anatomical Landmarks Found for Optic Nerve Surgery
TUESDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Identification of anatomic landmarks surrounding the ophthalmic artery is an important basis for optic nerve localization and prevention of ophthalmic artery injury during transsphenoidal optic nerve decompression surgery, according to a report published in the November issue of the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.
Photodynamic Therapy Helps to Treat Chorioretinopathy
FRIDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Photodynamic therapy can resolve localized serous retinal detachment of the macula and lead to visual improvement in patients with chronic idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (ICSC), according to research published in the December issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Macular Edema Adds to Cost Burden for Elderly Diabetics
TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- New-onset diabetic macular edema in elderly patients increases medical costs by almost one-third, according to a report published in the December issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.
Eye Disease Burden to Grow Along with Diabetes Epidemic
MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- As more Americans develop diabetes, so the burden of diabetes-related eye diseases will increase, according to research published in the December issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology.
New Policy Recommendations for Red Reflex Exam
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- An examination of the red reflex of the eyes of all neonates, infants and children should occur prior to discharge from the neonatal nursery and during all subsequent routine health visits, according to a newly updated policy statement published in the December issue of Pediatrics.