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  • Binocular visual function of myopic pseudophakic monovision. [Journal Article]
  • JJJpn J Ophthalmol 2018 Feb 20
  • Hayashi K, Yoshida M, … Hirata A
  • CONCLUSIONS: Patients with myopic monovision exhibited significantly better binocular UIVA and UDVA than those without monovision, while UNVA, corrected visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and stereoacuity were comparable between groups, suggesting that this method is useful for patients who want to see near and intermediate distances without spectacles.
  • Brimonidine Ophthalmic Solution 0.025% for Reduction of Ocular Redness: A Randomized Clinical Trial. [Journal Article]
  • OVOptom Vis Sci 2018; 95(3):264-271
  • McLaurin E, Cavet ME, … Ciolino JB
  • CONCLUSIONS: The α2-adrenergic receptor agonist brimonidine has been reported to induce conjunctival blanching in cataract, strabismus, laser refractive, and filtration procedures. Clinicians are often faced with red eyes with no apparent underlying pathology. Low-dose brimonidine reduced ocular redness in such subjects with efficacy maintained over 1 month and negligible rebound redness.Brimonidine 0.025% appeared safe and effective for reduction of ocular redness, with an 8-hour duration of action, no evidence of tachyphylaxis, and negligible rebound redness.
  • Community screening for visual impairment in older people. [Review]
  • CDCochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 Feb 20; 2:CD001054
  • Clarke EL, Evans JR, Smeeth L
  • CONCLUSIONS: The evidence from RCTs undertaken to date does not support vision screening for older people living independently in a community setting, whether in isolation or as part of a multi-component screening package. This is true for screening programmes involving questions about visual problems, or direct measurements of visual acuity.The most likely reason for this negative review is that the populations within the trials often did not take up the offered intervention as a result of the vision screening and large proportions of those who did not have vision screening appeared to seek their own intervention. Also, trials that use questions about vision have a lower sensitivity and specificity than formal visual acuity testing. Given the importance of visual impairment among older people, further research into strategies to improve vision of older people is needed. The effectiveness of an optimised primary care-based screening intervention that overcomes possible factors contributing to the observed lack of benefit in trials to date warrants assessment; trials should consider including more dependent participants, rather than those living independently in the community.
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