A research team has successfully used magnets implanted behind a person's eyes to treat nystagmus, a condition characterised by involuntary eye movements.
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Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.
Case Findings: A 17 year old male presents to your office with a red left eye. He says that last night he began having pain, redness, and irritation, and upon wakening today the symptoms were much more severe. At first the discharge was scant, but over the course of the day it worsened such that he has to continually wipe away "thick, green material.
On exam, visual acuities are 6/6 in the right eye vs. 6/15 in the left eye. The right eye is not injected and normal on slit lamp examination. On examination of the left eye, there is severe injection and bogginess of the conjunctiva 360 degrees with abundant mucopurulent discharge. Peripheral corneal infiltrates and a 1+ cell reaction are also present. There is an enlarged preauricular lymph node on the left side.
External appearance of the left eye is shown here.
You suspect gonorrhea conjunctivitis and arrange for urgent antibiotic treatment.
In addition to gonorrhea treatment, co-treatment of what infectious agent is recommended?
Case Findings: A 4 year old male child is brought to your office by his mother who notes that his right eyelids have seemed red and swollen for the past 24 hours. She says that the child was outside playing in the backyard yesterday and thinks he was stung by a bee over the right upper eyelid. The redness and swelling began soon after. Although the child is in some discomfort, he seems otherwise well and is afebrile. On examination there is mild-moderate edema of the upper and lower eyelids but no apparent proptosis. Visual acuity is 20/20 bilaterally with normal extraocular movements, pupillary responses, and IOPs.
What is the most likely diagnosis?
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In this article, learn about what an eye stroke is. How is an eye stroke diagnosed, how can it be prevented, and what treatment is available?
The visual abilities of competitive football players are substantially better than those of healthy non-athletes, according to the first-ever comprehensive assessment of visual function in English...
Retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration, and other retinal diseases lead to the deterioration of photoreceptors, the light-sensing cells in the eye.
Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in Optometry...
Dr. Robert Fechtner explains glaucoma symptoms and risk factors, and how regular eye exams can help you protect your vision.
Researchers image single cell deaths in glaucoma patients
The findings may have repercussions for people with amblyopia or other eye disorders that are currently only being treated in childhood.
A study finds that identical twins are identical down to the tiniest defects in their eyes. Genes have more control over vision than initially thought.
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Exosomes are what doctors and biologists call microvesicles—tiny spheres of cellular membrane that cells use to communicate with each other. Exosomes are secreted and received by most cells within the body, and carry everything from genetic material and cellular signals...
A study in mice finds that development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) could be arrested by switching from a high-glycemic diet (starches as are found in white bread) to a low-glycemic...
A new gene therapy that neutralizes the growth factor that promotes wet AMD is shown to be safe and well tolerated in a small trial of human patients.
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.