Shi-Wei Cheng

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BACKGROUND The first goal of medical therapy in glaucoma is to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP), and the fixed-combination medications are needed to achieve sufficiently low target IOP. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate IOP-lowering effect of the commonly used fixed-combination drugs containing 0.5% timolol. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Recent evidence indicates a role for genetic susceptibility to primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). The relation between myocilin polymorphisms and POAG susceptibility has been studied in different populations. METHODS A meta-analysis of 32 published genetic association(More)
BACKGROUND Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) monoclonal antibodies are used in ocular neovascular diseases. A consensus has emerged that intravenous anti-VEGF can increase the risk of arterial thromboembolic events. However, the role of intravitreal anti-VEGF in arterial thromboembolism is controversial. Therefore, we did a(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering effects achieved by nonpenetrating glaucoma surgery (NPGS) and its modifications in patients with open angle glaucoma. MATERIAL/METHODS Randomized controlled trials evaluating patients with primary and secondary open angle glaucoma treated with NPGS were identified through systematic searches.(More)
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