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A prospective study of 5,000 participants indicates that a Mediterranean diet has a 41% reduced risk of incidence of advanced AMD

A combination of two European population-based prospective cohorts has carried out the investigation on the adherence to a Mediterranean diet (“MeDi”).  The adherence to the MeDi was evaluated using a 9-component score, based on intake of (i) vegetables, (ii) fruits, (iii) legumes, (iv) cereals, (v) fish, (vi) meat, (vii) dairy products, (viii) alcohol, and (ix) […]

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Clinical research for systematic reviews and meta-analysis focuses on cn-AMD, DMO, RVO-MO and m-CNV

A systematic review and meta-analysis, published by British Medical Journal Open (2019), has included 19 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the comparative effectiveness and safety of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin), ranibizumab (Lucentis) and aflibercept (Eylea) for patients with cn-AMD, DMO, RVO-MO and m-CNV.  According to the study review, intravitreal bevacizumab was as effective as ranibizumab […]

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A Cochrane systematic review for corneal-disease treatments suggest that ~34% of studies are unreliable

A Cochrane comprehensive study has reported that one in 3 systematic reviews addressing interventions for corneal diseases are unreliable. As a result, the systematic review of the studies could not be used to inform clinical practice guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). In the study, 33 of 98 systematic reviews (34%) were classified […]

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