Daily Fish Oil Consumption May Protect Against Diabetic Retinopathy

Dietary changes may help prevent development and progression of this condition, study finds.

Diabetic Cataract Patients May Benefit From the Laser

Because it uses less phaco energy than traditional surgery, FLACS may be a better option for this demographic, researchers suggest.

Delays in Anti-VEGF Treatment Could Cause Permanent Damage

Many patients missed injections throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in worse visual outcomes even after reinitiating therapy, researchers note.

Closely Monitor Cataract Patients with Early DME

Even low pre-op levels of macular edema are associated with disease progression and vision loss, study suggests.

Treatment Can Slow Progression of Severe NPDR

Randomized clinical trials show that PDR and CI-DME risk was reduced by more than 70% for patients receiving regular anti-VEGF injections.

Follow-up Time Determines Risk of DME or PDR Post-Cataract Surgery

The risk of developing either condition was highest in the first several years.

DME Patients Face Delay in Anti-VEGF Therapy

These extended intervals could explain the suboptimal therapy outcomes, researchers suggest.

Nonadherent DME Patients Pay a Small Price After Stopping Anti-VEGF

However, study shows VA improved after restarting therapy to the level seen prior to the treatment break.

Same DME Biomarker, Different Angle

Keeping tabs on central subfield thickness fluctuations over time, rather than on single measurements, may help clinicians better predict visual acuity outcomes, study suggests.

The Future is Here: “Telephotocoagulation” for Diabetic Retinopathy Debuts

All patients had smooth, successful treatments—performed remotely—in this small study.

Upcoming Events

September 30, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
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Speakers: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO, and Jonathan Jonisch, MD
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October 14, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
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