Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Healio brings you the highlights from Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ARVO, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Sildenafil shown to expand choroidal vessels in patients with AMD

June 20, 2017
Researchers found that sildenafil citrate increases choroidal thickness in eyes with both wet and dry age-related macular degeneration. Vuong and…

Lifitegrast improved dry eye signs, symptoms in five trials

June 19, 2017
The combined clinical evidence from five trials supports the U.S. FDA approval of lifitegrast as a first-in-class medication for treating all signs…

UWF-FA identifies retinopathy earlier than UWF photography alone

June 19, 2017
In eyes with less severe diabetic retinopathy, ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography identifies the more severe form earlier and allows for…
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Reduced visual acuity associated with a decline in reading efficiency

June 15, 2017
Researchers found that a significant decline in reading efficiency was associated with reduced visual acuity. The prospective, cross-sectional study…
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OCT-A may detect nonexudative CNV in dry AMD

June 14, 2017
Researchers reported at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting that semi-annual optical coherence tomography-angiography…
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Query patients on makeup application, removal habits

June 9, 2017
A recent survey found that respondents who did not report using an eye makeup remover had higher Standardized Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness…
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Stronger association between dry eye, allergy may exist

June 8, 2017
Migraine headache and sinus issues may be new risk factors in dry eye, according to survey results presented at the Association of Research in Vision…
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VIDEO: Ozurdex reduces ischemia in diabetic retinopathy in pilot study

May 24, 2017
BALTIMORE ― At the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting here, Giuseppe Querques, MD, PhD, discusses a pilot study of Ozurdex…
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OCTA used to assess macular vessel density in Stargardt disease

May 17, 2017
BALTIMORE — Patients with Stargardt disease had a lower vessel density in the deep retina, according to a study presented at the Association…
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Higher incidence of Bell’s palsy attributed to increase in herpes zoster infection

May 16, 2017
BALTIMORE — A higher incidence of Bell’s palsy in recent years may be attributed to increasing rates of herpes zoster infection…