Patients with JIA-associated uveitis often relapse after stopping immunomodulatory therapy

MAR 29, 2018 Uveitis This retrospective study assessed outcomes and relapse rates among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-associated uveitis upon discontinuation of immunomodulatory therapy (IMT). Study design The authors identified medical records from 66 patients with JIA-associated uveitis who were treated at 2 institutions. The main outcome was time to relapse after starting IMT taper or stopping IMT. Outcomes Of 66 patients, 51 patients (77%) received corticosteroid-sp....Continue reading

AMD patients regain sight after groundbreaking stem cell therapy

Two patients with advanced neovascular AMD have regained reading ability after receiving a specially engineered patch of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells derived from stem cells.

"We've restored vision where there was none,” lead investigator Lyndon da Cruz, MD, told the BBC.  Dr. da Cruz is a consultant retinal surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and first author on the paper, which appeared in Continue reading

LASIK

Have you been wearing glasses all your life? Are you fed up of them and want to change how you look? Choose LASIK eye surgery and you can comfortably bid goodbye to your glasses and contact lenses forever. What is LASIK? LASIK is an acronym for Laser Assisted in situ Keratomileusis. It is a refractive surgery procedure that is used to correct myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and....Continue reading
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