This Caught My Eye: Links and Recommendations from Edmund Tsui, MD

“This Caught My Eye,” offers ophthalmic and optometric influencers the opportunity to share some of the studies, news, and views they’re reading acrossing the internet. 

Here, uveitis expert and social media editor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s journal Ophthalmology, shares his most clickable links of the last month.

Research the Research  

A great compilation from the journal, Eye, on “Research Methodology for the Ophthalmologist” that highlights 7 months worth of publications on research methodology and statistical approaches is now available in a single collection on the journal’s website. Topics range from interpretation of randomized clinical trials to meta-analyses to regression analyses.

The Forefront of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Science

This year’s annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting took place from April 22 to 26 in Washington D.C. In its final general session,  internationally recognized surgeon Eric Donnenfeld, MD, moderated a discussion on the best papers of the meeting.

Early Sepofarsen Results Are In

Antisense oligonucleotides are a novel therapeutic agent that targets RNA sequences. A new study in Nature Medicine reports 12-month data from phase 1b/2 trial of intravitreally administered sepofarsen for the treatment of patients with Leber congenital amaurosis type 10.

COVID-19 and Retinal Vein Occlusion

A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology, using the Kaiser Permanente Southern California database, suggests there is an increase in retinal vein occlusions after COVID-19 infection,  but overall this was rare and requires further study with larger cohorts.

Drops May Address Ligneous Conjunctivitis

Recently published in Ophthalmology, a phase 2/3 study investigated human plasma-derived plasminogen eye drops for the treatment of ligneous conjunctivitis. The study’s authors found that it was well-tolerated and effective in both reducing the presence of pseudomembranes and preventing recurrence after regression or excision.

For All Ages

The American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) held its 47th annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona from March 23 to 27. Ophthalmology Advisor published a roundup of 5 pediatric ophthalmology studies that also span the breadth of ophthalmology.

Edmund Tsui, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California. He also serves as social media editor for the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s journal Ophthalmology and works with ARVO’s Continuing Medical Education Committee and the ARVO Advocacy and Outreach Committee.

To inquire about submitting your own curated list of links, please contact Bill Kekevian at [email protected]