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Local anaesthetic eye drops for prevention of pain in preterm infants undergoing screening for retinopathy of prematurity

Infants born less than 1500 g or less than 32 weeks are at increased risk of retinopathy of prematurity, a potentially blinding eye condition, and so have routine ophthalmological assessment. This process is a recognised source of pain and discomfort for preterm infants. This review highlights that retinopathy of prematurity is a painful examination and that instillation of local anaesthetic eyedrops immediately prior to examination of the eye is associated with a reduction in pain scores, as assessed by validated pain scores. Ongoing research is required to determine the optimum local anaesthetic eyedrop and other potentially important methods of reducing pain, including swaddling, and sucrose.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2012

What kinds of eye examinations are there?

Eye examinations may be necessary for various reasons, for instance due to external eye injuries or sudden vision problems. Vision also tends to get worse with age, so many people end up going to see an eye doctor at some point.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: April 20, 2016

Tests for imaging the optic nerve and its fibres for diagnosing glaucoma

We reviewed the evidence about the accuracy of confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (commercially available as the Heidelberg Retinal Tomogram (HRT)), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and scanning laser polarimetry (as used by the GDx device) for diagnosing glaucoma in people who are at risk. These tests can measure the structure of the optic nerve head or measure the thickness of the nerve's fibres, or both.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2015

Glaucoma: How can screening tests help?

Many eye doctors offer screening tests for glaucoma. But if you don't have any risk factors or your doctor doesn't have good reason to believe you may have this eye condition, statutory health insurers will not cover the test (in Germany). There has not yet been any good-quality research on whether or not screening programs for the general population are beneficial.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: May 3, 2016

Retinoblastoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of retinoblastoma in children.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: July 19, 2016

Intraocular (Uveal) Melanoma Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of intraocular (uveal) melanoma.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: July 19, 2016

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the health problems that continue or appear after cancer treatment has ended.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 26, 2016

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