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After Keratitis Comes Elevated IOP for Some Patients

Severe corneal infiltration and severe intraocular inflammation predispose secondary ocular hypertension
November 13, 2018 •  Cornea

Diabetic Retinopathy Common in Patients with Kidney Disease

Risk factors for these two diseases often go hand in hand, a report shows.
November 13, 2018 •  Diabetes

LIPCOFs Aid in Diagnosing Dry Eye

The presence of these folds is a strong indication that a patient has the disease, a study found.
November 13, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Hispanic Ethnicity and Public Insurance Factor into Vision Outcomes

This population had worse BCVA than other cohorts in study.
November 12, 2018 •  Vision Care

Middle Easterners Rank High for Keratoconus

Recent Saudi study shows highest percentages to date.
November 12, 2018 •  Cornea

More Evidence of Ocular Perfusion Pressure’s Link to POAG

A new 10,000-patient study documents the connection.
November 12, 2018 •  Glaucoma

A Stimulus and Pupil Size for All Seasons

Photosensitive retinal ganglion cells may play a role in protecting against myopia onset.
November 9, 2018 •  myopia

ABO Updates Board Certification Process

Assessments are now shorter, focused and more flexible.
November 9, 2018 •  Education

Understanding Visual Deficits in Concussed Adolescents

Accommodation and vergence dysfunction affect developmental eye movement testing.
November 9, 2018 •  Diagnostics, Vision

Electronic Displays Not Cause of Accommodative Lag in Children

Near targets and accommodative lag create hyperopic focus, however.
November 8, 2018 •  Pediatrics

Binocular Vision and Sports Concussions: A Bad Combo

Visual symptoms negatively impact cognitive assessment of acute injuries on the field.
November 8, 2018 •  Vision

New Mexico Team Moves in on Glaucoma Staging System

Researchers discover a way to estimate vision-related quality of life, which tends to correlate with disease severity.
November 8, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Oklahoma Rejects Big Box Eye Care

Optometrists are thrilled a provision was rejected in last night’s election.
November 8, 2018 •  Practice Management

A Call For an International Refractive Error Classification

Using a looser definition of myopia can double its reported prevalence, confounding researchers and policymakers.
November 7, 2018 •  myopia

Digital Device Use Linked to Asthenopia in Chinese College Students

Preventative measures include limiting use in bed and adopting an aerobic exercise routine.
November 7, 2018 •  Technology

SD-OCT Detects Elusive Epiretinal Membrane

Post-op cataract surgery patients at risk for CME development.
November 7, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery, Retina

Extra Tests Can Better Evaluate Glaucoma Patients’ Everyday Life

Using both monocular and binocular field evaluation can help paint a clearer picture.
November 6, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Eye Diseases May Foretell Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

Several ocular conditions can indicate the systemic disorder, according to a study.

Age is Just a Number: Older Surgeons Maintain Low Complication Rates

Quality of care did not decrease during later career stages.
November 6, 2018 •  Surgery

Do Kids’ Tears Differ from Those of Adults?

Maybe! But there’s insufficient data in younger, healthy patients to determine a trend between the demographics.
November 5, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Iron Supplement Use Linked to Retinal Hemorrhage

Dose-dependent association may be detrimental in patients with wet AMD.
November 5, 2018 •  Retina

Telemedicine Can Help Glaucoma Follow-up Adherence

Review finds high retention and satisfaction for patients in a monitoring program.
November 5, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Cataract Complications Rare After Follow Up

Asymptomatic patients who check in seldom see ill effects.
November 2, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery

Head Tilt Significantly Affects OCT Image Orientation

It happens regardless of eye dominance, study finds.
November 2, 2018 •  Retina

Pregnancy Details Tied to Open-angle Glaucoma

Women with three or more pregnancies at highest risk.
November 2, 2018 •  Glaucoma

HDL Cholesterol Associated with AMD Risk

High lipoprotein levels increase the odds while high triglycerides lower them.
November 1, 2018 •  Retina

OCT-A Can Detect Alzheimer’s

Scanning technology can provide information critical for early diagnosis.
November 1, 2018 •  Neuro

Study Reveals Endothelial Vulnerability After Glaucoma Surgery

Disease type and older age are associated with a larger decrease in density.
November 1, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Epi-On Crosslinking Exceeds Expectations

New protocol halts progression of keratoconus and ectasia after LASIK.
October 31, 2018 •  Cornea, Surgery

FDA Updates Advice on Withdrawn Stent

Routinely perform specular microscopy for patients who received these implants, agency says.
October 31, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Surgery

MDs Prescribe a Greater Variety of Glaucoma Meds than ODs

Ophthalmologists treat more glaucoma patients and, often, more complex cases.
October 31, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Binocular Visual Field Worsens With Glaucoma Progression

As monocular visual field damage becomes more severe, the patient’s eye continues to deteriorate.
October 30, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Don’t Forego Gonioscopy in PACG Eyes

Paying attention only to IOP levels could result in normal tension glaucoma misdiagnosis in PACG patients.
October 30, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Study Quantifies Glaucoma’s Impact

Research shows the disease’s heavy toll on independence.
October 30, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Digital Eyewear May Restore Vision

New high-tech glasses project images onto healthy areas of retina to enhance central vision in legally blind patients.
October 29, 2018 •  Technology

DR Patients Fare Better with Anti-VEGF Injection

A new Phase III trial shows improvements for moderate and severe patients.
October 29, 2018 •  Diabetes

Greater VF Loss Increases Rate of Driving Drop Out

Issues of glare and difficulty with dark adaption are contributors, study says.
October 29, 2018 •  Glaucoma

New Anti-VEGF Delivery Method Reduces Treatment Burden

Study: 80% of AMD patients required no additional therapy for six months.
October 26, 2018 •  Pharmaceuticals, Retina

Blood Sugar Fluctuations Elevate Diabetic Retinopathy Risk

Even with relatively steady readings, spikes can cause eye damage.
October 26, 2018 •  Diabetes, Retina

FDA Warns of Corneal Haze Risk in Raindrop Inlay Patients

Here’s how to address concerns regarding patients with the corneal implant.
October 26, 2018 •  Cornea

Myopia Can Worsen Retinal Tears

Nearsighted patients experiencing vitreous detachment are more likely to have complications.
October 26, 2018 •  myopia, Retina

Early Intervention Best for Wet AMD Outcomes

Starting visual acuity can be prognostic for results two years on, a study shows.
October 25, 2018 •  Retina

Eye Trauma as Secondary Diagnosis on the Rise

Study also finds increasing number of falls in individuals older than 65.
October 25, 2018 •  Ocular Trauma

Medicare Part D Fails Glaucoma Patients

Many enrollees have trouble paying for meds and could benefit from learning how to optimize their plan.
October 25, 2018 •  Glaucoma

An OK Solution For Myopic Patients

Orthokeratology may improve or maintain accommodative and binocular vision function in young adults.
October 24, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, myopia

NASA Seeks All-In-One Eye Care Tool

Any manned mission to Mars would require a new way to monitor vision.
October 24, 2018 •  Technology

ODs Get Good Marks for Glaucoma Referrals

UK study finds false positives and negatives kept at bay under optometrist referral model.
October 24, 2018 •  Glaucoma

New Acuvue Plan Lets Patients Pay Over Time

Extended payments, immediate benefits.
October 23, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Products

Cataract Surgery Reduces Cognitive Decline

Visual impairment may have causal impact on dementia risk.
October 23, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery

Eat Well, See Well

A diet of fruits, vegetables and especially fish significantly reduces AMD risk.
October 23, 2018 •  Retina