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Severity of dryness, corneal ulceration and scarring, cataract, and glaucoma are risk factors associated with poor visual acuity in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome (SS), with eyes with scleritis having a greater risk of developing vision-threatening corneal complications, according to a study.

In this retrospective case series, the ocular data of 919 consecutive patients with SS were reviewed. Primary SS accounted for 31% of patients (n = 285) and secondary SS for 69% (n =…

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Physician interpersonal skills often more important to patients than medical skills

Hospitals, physicians, and insurance companies all know the most valuable asset is the patient, said Ronald C. Gentile, MD a retina surgeon in New York City, during a presentation at the 2020 AAO Virtual Meeting. And in the world today, he continued, patients demand more and are more…

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  1. Jan 07, 2021

Scleritis increases risk of developing vision-threatening corneal complications in Sjogren’s syndrome

Severity of dryness, corneal ulceration and scarring, cataract, and glaucoma are risk factors associated with poor visual acuity in patients with Sjogren’s syndrome (SS), with eyes with scleritis having a greater risk of developing vision-threatening corneal…