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OCT-A Aids Wet AMD Diagnosis

Patients treated with anti-VEGF who were identified with the noninvasive imaging method saw meaningful improvements through 12 months, study finds.
September 15, 2021

Symptom Survey Can’t Distinguish Accommodative Insufficiency from Oculomotor Dysfunction

It can be valuable in pointing clinicians toward possible etiologies, but should be paired with objective evaluation.
September 2, 2021

OCT Top Diagnostic Test in nAMD

Be aware of the lack of clinical utility when it comes to self-reported visual changes in these patients, investigators warn.
August 24, 2021

Increased Reliance on OCT Valuable for nAMD Diagnosis

Routinely conducted visual function tests performed poorly in the detection of new onset, study reports.
August 2, 2021

False Positive Rates May be Overestimates

Some patients tend to press the response button despite not having perceived a stimulus, making this method unreliable, study suggests.
July 21, 2021

New Multi-Step Pterygium Grading System Could Dictate Treatment

Based on slit-lamp imaging, the approach relied on several markers to determine disease severity.
July 19, 2021

New Biomarker for Autoimmune Diseases Effective Across Ethnicities

Bruch’s membrane opening minimum rim width measurement offers more information than RNFL thickness in certain cases, study finds.
July 16, 2021

Contrast Acuity Test May Help Diagnose Mild Cognitive Impairment from Alzheimer’s

Affected patients made more errors and had longer test times, a recent study shows.
June 18, 2021

Fine-tuning OCT to Better Represent African Americans

Researchers demonstrated a way to improve identification of POAG in this population.
June 9, 2021

Statistical Guidance of VFs Misses Its Mark

Reducing the number of visual field tests may be sufficient, so long as you closely monitor the patient through OCT.
May 6, 2021