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In the News  1/15/2016

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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New OD School Debut Sparks Debate  1/15/2016

Though it may serve a regional need, some ODs have concerns over its national impact.
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Physicians Skipping Funduscopy  1/15/2016

Patients are receiving funduscopic evaluations at insufficient rates from physicians.
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Amblyopia Treatment Goes High-tech  12/15/2015

Programmable electronic glasses help improve vision in children with amblyopia.
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Anti-VEGF as a Treatment for PDR  12/15/2015

Research suggests ranibizumab can be just as effective as PRP for patients with PDR.
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Can Eye Drops Slow Myopia in Kids?  12/15/2015

A common amblyopia treatment could also slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.
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In the News  12/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Not-so Novel Dry AMD Treatment  12/15/2015

Could a medication on the market today help patients diagnosed with dry age-related macular degeneration?
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Why Birth Order Affects Myopia  12/15/2015

Parental investment in education may play a role in children's development of myopia.
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AI Detects Retinopathy in Diabetics  11/15/2015

A type of machine learning may allow computers to diagnose diabetic retinopathy.
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Carotenoids Can Reduce Risk of AMD  11/15/2015

Consuming more lutein and zeaxanthin could be beneficial for the eyes.
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In the News  11/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Stem Cell Trial Aims to Cure AMD  11/15/2015

A new trial might reveal a treatment modality for severe sudden vision loss due to AMD.
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Watching Movies Improves Amblyopia  11/15/2015

Passive viewing of dichoptic movies may be a valid therapeutic modality for amblyopia.
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Australian Vision Therapy Study Makes a Media Splash  10/1/2015

Can the physiological blind spot shrink through training?
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In the News  10/1/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Lesions Linked with Retinal Non-perfusion  10/1/2015

New research highlights the importance of the peripheral retina in diabetic retinopathy progression.
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Reading, Genes Increase Risk of Myopia in Children  10/1/2015

Children with a particular gene variation are more likely to develop myopia when they engage in close reading, Study finds.
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Retina Offers Insights into Schizophrenia Pathophysiology  10/1/2015

Changes in the retina may serve as biomarkers for Schizophrenia in high-risk patients.
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Academy CE in The Big Easy  9/15/2015

Optometrists head to New Orleans for education, exhibits and so much more.
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Amblyopia’s Effect on the Brain  9/15/2015

Water diffuses more easily down the brain's visual pathways in patients with amblyopia.
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AOA Urges FDA to Investigate Online Eye Exam Provider  9/15/2015

Opternative claims that its technology is FDA registered.
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Autoimmune Uveitis Starts in the Gut  9/15/2015

Intestinal bacteria masquerade as retinal antigens, prompting immune cell activation.
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First Guide Dog for Runners  9/15/2015

A pilot program aims to support runners who are visually impaired.
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In the News  9/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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The Path to Vision Loss in AMD  9/15/2015

Researchers discover how atypical blood vessels form, causing vision loss in patients with AMD.
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Brien Holden, Vision Pioneer, Passes  8/15/2015

The profession will miss the most influential optometrist of our generation.
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Eye Drops: The Future of Cataract Treatment?  8/15/2015

Lanosterol can dissolve the protein buildup that causes cataracts.
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Gene Therapy Helps Visual Processing  8/15/2015

Researchers better understand how the pathways in the brain recover with gene therapy.
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In the News  8/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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The Dangers of Eyelid Tattooing  8/15/2015

New research suggests it induces meibomian gland loss and tear film instability.
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Vision Expo West: A CE Jackpot in Vegas  8/15/2015

Optometrists will gather to catch up on the latest in contact lens care, glaucoma, anterior segment and so much more.
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In the News  7/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Infant’s Visual Searching Associated with Later Autism Symptoms  7/15/2015

Study supports evidence that perception and attention are more important than previously believed.
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Lymphatic System, Brain Linked  7/15/2015

Research overturns decades of teaching, allowing clinicians to approach neuro-immune interactions mechanistically.
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MRI Reveals EKC Inflammation  7/15/2015

The conjunctival surface isn’t the only location for inflammation in epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. 
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Calcium Supplements Associated with Increased Prevalence of AMD  6/15/2015

Taking more than 800mg of supplementary calcium a day may increase AMD risk.
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Dyslexia Study Raises Ire of Eye Docs  6/15/2015

The results were expected, but the implication has upset some ODs.
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In the News  6/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Lens Wearers Have More Demodex  6/15/2015

Using confocal microscopy, investigators found Demodex in 90% of lens wearers
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New Insights into The Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy  6/15/2015

Blocking a newly identified protein could help boost the effectiveness of anti-VEGF injections for these patients.
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In the News  5/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Medium Drusen May Indicate AMD Progression  5/15/2015

Research shows the larger the drusen, the higher the risk of progression to late AMD.
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Study Forecasts Future Myopia in Children  5/15/2015

One test before first grade predicts myopia by eighth grade.
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Virtual Reality Used to Identify Risk of Falls Due to Glaucoma  5/15/2015

Researchers link visual field results and risk of falls in glaucoma patients.
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Vision Expo East Emphasizes Tech  5/15/2015

Technology revolutionizes patient care—but it can also be harmful.
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Visual Fixation in Newborns Predicts Childhood Cognitive Development  4/15/2015

A new study on the relevance of the eye contact of newborns.
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Azithromycin Better Than Doxy for MGD  4/15/2015

A new study says azithromycin better improves signs and symptoms—at a lower price.
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Highlights of SECO 2015  4/15/2015

Continuing education and award ceremonies kept conference-goers busy.
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In the News  4/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Patient Takes ‘Contact Lens Adherence’ to a New Level  4/15/2015

A surprise in a thick layer of mucus deep in the upper fornix.
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The Societal Network  4/15/2015

A new shared database lets ODs pool their clincial data, for the benefit of everyone.
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Scope Bill in New Mexico  4/13/2015

ODs in NM now have full pharmaceutical prescribing privileges.
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AOA to Oppose 1-800’s Pricing Bills in 14 States  3/15/2015

1-800-Contacts backs legislation to ban UPP. AOA aims to rally states in opposition.
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Drug-Delivering Nanowafer Shows Better Efficacy Than Topical Drops  3/15/2015

A slow-release delivery system improves treatment for CNV in mouse eyes.
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Generic Glaucoma Drug Boosts Adherence by 25%, Study Says  3/15/2015

A new generic gives glaucoma patients a cheaper option.
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In the News  3/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Vision Expo East 2015: A Focus on Education  3/15/2015

See what's in store for VEE 2015.
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Be a Visionary at SECO 2015  2/15/2015

For cutting-edge CE, there's no place like SECO, "Where Sight Meets Vision."
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Challenge to ACA Threatens Children's Access to Vision Coverage  2/15/2015

Dismantling the ACA could be a huge problem for children.
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In The News  2/15/2015

Here is a snapshot of what's happening in the industry.
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Show Patients How to Use Glaucoma Drops  2/15/2015

A new study suggests education is the only communication factor that improves adherence.
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