Steroid injections into the Eye best for Macular Edema

The Periocular and Intravitreal Corticosteroids for Uveitic Macular Edema(POINT) Trial was just published by National Institutes of Health. For patients with CME from uveitis, injections into the eye worked better than injections on the outside surface of the eye 46% reduction with Ozurdex (dexamethasone) implant in vitreous 39% reduction with triamcinolone acetonide (Triesence) in vitreous […]

Some new drugs pose risk to vision

Three immune drugs, Yervoy, Opdivo, and Keytruda, may require warning labels if the FDA decides that there are risks to eye health and vision. Currently, the drugs list “uveitis” as a potential adverse effect, but the FDA has found additional complications including retinal detachment and vision loss in their post-marketing reviews of the drugs. A […]

Which sport causes most eye injuries?

In my practice, you’d be surprised by the answer. And since April is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Sports Safety Month, it’s important to think about protecting your eyes when playing. Now that the March Madness college basketball championship is over (boo hoo for my University of Michigan team), you’ll want to be aware that […]

Yet another smoking risk –eye inflammation (uveitis)

Uveitis, an inflammation of the eye’s middle layer of tissue, is responsible for about 10 percent of blindness in the United States. Smoking may increase the risk of contracting uveitis.

Symptoms of Iritis Should Not Be Ignored

Iritis is an inflammation of the iris. Iritis can be caused by an underlying condition such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease or it can be caused by trauma to the eye.