AAO 2021

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Characterizing Ophthalmic Visits to Emergency Departments from a National Registry System

A descriptive analysis characterized national ophthalmic emergency department (ED) visits and demographics of patients using a national registry system....
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The Link Between Loneliness and Vision Impairment on Dementia

A study looked at the role of loneliness as a mediator between vision impairment and dementia. The results were...

Assessing Treatment Patterns and Vision with Intravitreal Anti-VEGF in Patients with Neovascular AMD

A retrospective analysis of the IRIS® Registry assessed long-term outcomes of eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) at...
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How Often is Telehealth Being Used in Ophthalmology amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is the use of telehealth in ophthalmology comparable to other specialties? A study endeavored to...

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Eye-Related Emergency Department Use

A study aimed to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on nationwide eye-related emergency department (ED)...

Analyzing Geographic Atrophy Following Anti-VEGF Treatment in AMD

A meta-analysis gauged the geographic atrophy (GA) incidence following intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents in...
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Assessing the Comparative Safety and Efficacy of T&E Dosing of Anti-VEGF Agents in Neovascular...

Currently, no consensus exists on the optimal dosing strategy for anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents in neovascular age-related...
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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Ophthalmologists

A survey study endeavored to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic of ophthalmologists’ personal and professional lives. The...
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Identifying Risk Factors of Poor Visual Outcomes Following Loss to Follow-Up Among Patients with...

A new study sought to discern risk factors of poor visual outcomes following a loss to follow-up (LTFU) in...

Plasma Metabolomic Profiles Associated with AMD Progression

A study sought to assess the links between plasma metabolomic profiles and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at...

Treating Retinal Detachment Using a Foley Urinary Catheter as Temporary Balloon Buckle

A study reported on the outcomes on a significant series of retinal detachment (RD) cases with temporary balloon buckle...
AHA Issues Statement on Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

Gain in Visual Acuity Seen After Cataract Surgery for Those with nAMD

About 40% of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) were able to achieve a substantial gain in visual...

Study Identifies Significant Differences Between Female, Male Retina Specialists

A new study presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2020 Virtual meeting has identified several real-world differences in...
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Retinal Disease in IP More Prevalent Than Previously Thought

The majority of patients with incontinentia pigmenti (IP) had retinal disease on fluorescein angiography, according to a poster presented...
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Majority of Patients with Susac Syndrome Require Long-Term Immunosuppressive Treatment

The majority of patients with Susac syndrome required sustained therapy of multiple immune-suppressive agents, according to a poster presented...
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IRIS Registry Provides Insight into Hereditary Pediatric Retinal Detachments

A new study harnessing data from the Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) registry provides new insight into pediatric vitreoretinopathy-associated...
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GA Size, Progression Associated with CNV in Wet AMD

Large final geographic atrophy (GA) size may be associated with large choroidal neovascularization (CNV) size, according to data presented...
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Despite Increased Need for Services, Medicare Reimbursement Is Decreasing

Medicare reimbursement for ophthalmology services has decreased by more than 20% over the last decade, according to data reported...
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Real-World Brolucizumab Data Show Low Rates of Intraocular Inflammation

The majority of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who initiated therapy with brolucizumab did so after prior...

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