Author | Cheryl Guttman Krader, BS, Pharm

Articles

Improving patient comfort with intravitreal injections

July 01, 2020

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Use of anxiety-screening questionnaires in patients needing intravitreal anti-VEGF injections may help to identify individuals at risk for elevated pain during the procedure, according to research presented at ARVO 2020.

Antihyperglycemic drug associated with reduced risk of new onset AMD

July 01, 2020

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A large case-control study found that among adults aged 55 years and older, the use of metformin significantly decreased the risk of being newly diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration within 2 years.

Identifying risk factors for severe diabetic eye disease

July 01, 2020

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An analysis using a large commercial claims database found that almost 3% of patients developed severe diabetic eye disease within 5 years of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Clinical and demographic risk factors were also identified.

New Protocol V findings offer guidance for managing DME

July 01, 2020

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A new analysis from the DRCR Network Protocol V showed that many patients with center-involved diabetic macular edema and good vision do not require treatment for visual acuity loss.

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