Eye/Vision Disorders

Dec 1, 2006 Issue
Patching for Corneal Abrasions? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Patching is not beneficial for the treatment of simple corneal abrasions as measured by time to healing, complete healing rates at 24 to 48 hours, or pain.

Sep 1, 2006 Issue
Antioxidants and Minerals for Age-Related Macular Degeneration [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Supplementation with a combination of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and zinc modestly reduces the progression of ARMD in patients with disease in one or both eyes. High-dose vitamin supplements should not be recommended for patients without ARMD because of the possible harmful effects of vitamin E and beta-carotene at high doses.

Mar 15, 2006 Issue
Retinoblastoma [Article]

Retinoblastoma, a neuroblastic tumor, is the most common primary intraocular malignancy of childhood. Patients usually present with leukokoria (white reflex or white pupil), detected in primary care. The mean age at diagnosis is 12 months for bilateral tumors and 24 months for unilateral tumors. If ...

Dec 15, 2005 Issue
Unilateral Vision Loss with a Macular Star [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Jan 15, 2005 Issue
Screening for Visual Impairment in Children Younger Than Five Years: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for visual impairment in children younger than five years and the supporting evidence and updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, second edition.

Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Management of Corneal Abrasions [Article]

Corneal abrasions result from cutting, scratching, or abrading the thin, protective, clear coat of the exposed anterior portion of the ocular epithelium. These injuries cause pain, tearing, photophobia, foreign body sensation, and a gritty feeling. Symptoms can be worsened by exposure to light, blin...

Apr 1, 2004 Issue
Evaluation and Management of Suspected Retinal Detachment [Article]

Retinal detachment often is a preventable cause of vision loss. There are three types of retinal detachments: exudative, tractional, and rhegmatogenous. The most common type is rhegmatogenous, which results from retinal breaks caused by vitreoretinal traction. Risk factors for retinal detachment inc...

Oct 15, 2003 Issue
AAP Releases Policy Statement on Eye Examinations [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement on eye examinations in infants, children, and young adults. The report focuses on the importance of early detection and prompt treatment of ocular disorders in children to avoid permanent visual impairment.

Sep 1, 2003 Issue
Abnormal Ocular Findings [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

May 1, 2003 Issue
Open-Angle Glaucoma [Article]

Glaucoma is the second most common cause of legal blindness in the United States. Open-angle glaucoma is an asymptomatic, progressive optic neuropathy characterized by enlarging optic disc cupping and visual field loss. Patients at increased risk for open-angle glaucoma include blacks older than 40 ...

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