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Retinal injury caused by laser pointers

In recent years, a substantial increase in the number of eye injuries caused by laser pointers has been observed, especially in children and adolescents. Birtel and coauthors in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International  (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114: 831–7) report sometimes severe retinal injuries and irreversible impairments to vision/visual acuity.

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According to a Finnish study, statins seems to reduce the risk of repeated surgery in patients who undergo a vitrectomy to treat a detached retina.

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Available evidence suggests that soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, according to a review in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative condition affecting the macular area of the retina.

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