Posts Tagged ‘blindness’

Adalimumab in Patients with Active Non-Infectious Uveitis

Posted by • September 8th, 2016

A 44-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus and sarcoidosis presents with a 3-week history of severe visual disturbance in both eyes. After referral to an ophthalmologist, she is diagnosed with idiopathic posterior uveitis. Her symptoms improved while receiving oral steroids over the course of 5 months. However, after completing steroid treatment, her glycemic control… Read More…

A Cheap, Targeted Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Posted by • February 16th, 2011

Newborns who emerge too early face a world of problems. One of these is the propensity for retinal blood vessels to grow amuck in response to erratic biochemical signals; these vessels can bleed and scar, leading to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) — a major cause of childhood blindness in the developed and developing worlds. Ophthalmologists usually… Read More…