Ophthalmology Update

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Ophthalmology Update is a publication for physicians. It highlights trends in ophthalmology-related procedures and research at Mayo Clinic.

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2014 Issues

Vol. 4, No. 3, 2014 (PDF)

  • Trinucleotide Repeat in TCF4 Responsible for Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
  • Disease-Causing Mutations Exhibit Disparate Effects on the Localization of Bestrophin-1
  • Use of Antidepressant Medications and the Incidence of Cataract Surgery

Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014 (PDF)

  • PEDIG Translates Research to Evidence-Based Care for Patients at Mayo Clinic
  • Rat IVC Model Allows Researchers to Study the Role of Intracranial Pressure Modulation in Optic Neuropathies
  • Study to Explore the Prevalence of Angle-Closure Glaucoma and Appropriate Laser Peripheral Iridotomy in Caucasian Populations

Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014 (PDF)

  • Fluoroquinolones Do Not Increase Patients' Risk of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment
  • Incidence and Probability of Progression to Blindness Due to Open-Angle Glaucoma Decreases Dramatically
  • Retrospective Study Identifies Incidence and Demographics of New-Onset Strabismus in Adults

2013 Issues

Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013 (PDF)

  • 3-D Video-Oculography Sheds New Light on Pediatric Strabismus
  • Macular Hole Repair Does Not Require Face-Down Positioning
  • Study Shows No Significant Correlation Between EVP and Elevated IOP in Patients With Open-Angle Glaucoma

Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013 (PDF)

  • Immunosuppressive Agents May Enhance Corticosteroid Treatments for Uveitis
  • Children With Congenital Esotropia Are at Increased Risk of Developing Mental Illness
  • Incidence of Cataract Surgery Continues to Increase Steadily

2012 Issues

Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012 (PDF)

  • Patients With Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy Experience Residual Corneal Haze After DSEK
  • Anti-VEGF Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Yields Improved Acuity for Eyes With VMID
  • Blepharoptosis Repair Improves Patients' Quality of Life

Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012 (PDF)

  • Aflibercept Shows Promise as a Game-Changer for Patients With Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dendrimers Deliver Drug Therapy to Target Retinal Degeneration
  • Cancer Immunotherapy Eradicates Tumors From Within

Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012 (PDF)

  • Expanded Trinucleotide Repeat in TCF4, E2-2 May Be a Functional Cause of Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • George B. Bartley, M.D., Appointed Editor in Chief of Ophthalmology
  • Studies Shed Light on the Role Episcleral Venous Pressure Plays in Intraocular Pressure Variation
  • KATP Channel Opener Diazoxide Shows Potential as a Modality for Treatment of Glaucoma

2011 Issues

Vol. 1, No. 3, 2011 (PDF)

  • Bevacizumab Expands Treatment Options for Patients With Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Current Assessment and Management of Intermittent Exotropia
  • The Role of Fluctuation in the Relationship Between Intraocular Pressure Variability and Glaucoma Risk
  • Uveal Melanoma Treatment Study Recruits Participants

Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011 (PDF)

  • Cornea Transplantation: The New Era of Endothelial Keratoplasty
  • New Scleral Contact Lens Offers Hope for Patients With Severe Corneal Disease
  • Amblyopia Studies Compare Treatment Effectiveness
  • "Antiviral Treatment Thwarts Recurring Eye Problems From Herpes Simplex" Is a Medscape Most-Read Article

Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011 (PDF)

  • Uveal Melanoma Research and Treatment at Mayo Clinic
  • New Glaucoma Research Increases Understanding of Human Conventional Outflow
  • Retina Photography Project Ensures Early Detection and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Research Confirms Association Between TCF4 Gene and Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy