Contact Lenses

Scleral Lenses May Curb Bacterial Growth

More than 65% of wearers had no conjunctival pathogens vs. 20% of non-lens wearers.

Daily Disposables Cause Minimal Inflammation

By contrast, both hydrogel and silicone hydrogel reusable lenses showed increased cytokine levels.

Handling, Discomfort Top Causes of Scleral Dropout

Still, 73% of patients successfully wore the lenses for more than a year.

Tear Layer Reaction Varies with Scleral Lens Wear

The thickest areas were found in the temporal region.

Ortho-K: Increase Compression to Boost Response

This treatment strategy led to faster refractive error correction without affecting the rate of fitting success.

Beware of Bugs on Your Mobile Device

Contact lens wearers are likely to bring home pathogens on their mobile device, research shows.

Myopia Control: On Target and On-label

A new approval provides the confidence these patients—and parents—need.

Scleral Vault Implicated in Bleb Formation

Excessive clearance could lead to less oxygen and more carbon dioxide.

Scleral Lens Wear Increases Corneal Thickness

This modality creates hypoxic conditions that promote a small amount of edema, a study says.

A Helping Hand For Scleral Design

New software tool automates some of the trickier responsibilities.

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December 13-14, 2019

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
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Review of Optometry is pleased to offer this annual guide to live educational events for this year, ranging from local one-day seminars to the national meetings that span multiple days.

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February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
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