Five ophthalmology stories you might have missed this week
Here are some of the recent top stories on Healio.com/OSN:
Algorithm predicts diabetic retinopathy progression
A deep learning algorithm developed by Genentech and Roche researchers predicts a patient’s diabetic retinopathy progression using color fundus photographs acquired at a single visit. Read more.
Dark chocolate not shown to benefit retinal blood flow, visual function vs. milk chocolate
Study participants who consumed flavanol-rich dark chocolate experienced no beneficial effects in retinal perfusion or visual function compared with those who consumed milk chocolate. Read more.
Santen announces positive 24-week data on Ikervis
Interim data from the PERSPECTIVE study showed statistically significant improvements in patients with severe keratitis who were treated with Ikervis. Read more.
ReNeuron’s cell therapy for retinitis pigmentosa shows mixed results
ReNeuron’s human retinal progenitor cell therapy candidate for retinitis pigmentosa has shown a mean improvement in visual acuity in a phase 1/2a clinical trial. Read more.
Kahook Dual Blade goniotomy as first surgical option considered
In a retrospective case series, researchers reviewed the success of goniotomy using the Kahook Dual Blade (New World Medical) with trabecular meshwork excision in lowering the IOP of patients with uveitis-associated ocular hypertension or glaucoma refractory to medical therapy. Read more.