Fuchs’ Elevates Cancer Risk

These patients have increased exposure to malignancies of the breast, ovary and basal and squamous cells.

Older Age, Male Gender Increase Risk of Pterygium with CIN

Race and ethnicity, on the other hand, didn’t appear to be factors.

Sex or Age Matching Doesn’t Affect ALK Rejection and Failure

Study suggests this routine practice for graft donors and recipients in lamellar keratoplasty cannot be recommended.

DSEK Shows Long-term Promise

The 15-year graft failure/replacement rate was as low as 22%, researchers report.

SARS CoV-2 Shown to Infect and Replicate in Cornea Tissue

Results from a recent study also suggests that diabetes is a potential risk for ocular transmission of COVID-19.

Height, Gender May Predict KCN Risk

Shorter people and females had greater odds of developing more pronounced refractive changes.

Corneal Neurotization Comes to the Rescue of NK Eyes

Treatments used to consist only of lubrication and possible refractive surgery, but this new approach is capable of restoring sensitivity no matter the cause of denervation.

Tanning Beds Induce Ocular Surface Changes

Study shows microstructural alterations in the cornea and the bulbar conjunctiva undetectable with slit lamp biomicroscopy.

Study Affirms CXL as a First-line Therapy in Kids

Children aged 10 to 16 who received crosslinking for keratoconus had a 90% lower chance of progression than those who received standard care.

Anti-VEGF Falters Against Corneal Neovascularization

Small study shows a single injection of subconjunctival aflibercept did not lead to regression.

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