One in Four Adults over 70 are Visually Impaired

January 23, 2023

Researchers found that visual impairment is more prevalent among those who are older, Hispanic, non-White, and less educated and have lower incomes.

Eyelea is Shown to Be More Effective Than Avastin at Weaning nvAMD Patients off Treatments

December 08, 2022

The early response to neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) treatment with aflibercept (Eyelea) was much greater than the response to bevacizumab (Avastin), in hopes of weaning those affected off the therapies sooner.

Can Ocular Biomarkers Be Used to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease?

December 05, 2022

In an umbrella review — a review of reviews — investigators found that so far, studies of ocular biomarkers to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease had important limitations. Longitudinal studies that use artificial intelligence could perhaps identify ocular biomarkers, the researchers suggest.

Corneal Implants Show Promise for Rare Condition

November 03, 2022

A bioengineered corneal implant made with collagen from pig’s skin could be an alternative to human transplants for those with keratoconus, a rare condition that can lead to blurry vision and blindness.