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Poor Signal Strength Lowers Reliability of OCT Scans

Particularly in the case of severe glaucoma, adjusting the imaging devices incorrectly can create artifacts.
September 16, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Glaucoma, News

VR Headset May Protect the Ocular Surface

Compared with a traditional computer display, the headgear provided improvements in dry eye parameters.
September 16, 2019 •  Dry Eye, Technology, News

Peters’ Anomaly Eyes Steadily Decline Over Time

Kids with this rare condition had suboptimal outcomes with penetrating keratoplasty and required multiple surgeries for secondary glaucoma.
September 16, 2019 •  Cornea, Glaucoma, Pediatrics, News

ICU Patients’ Eyes at Risk

Enforcing new protocols would ward off exposure-related complications and subsequent ocular morbidity.
September 13, 2019 •  Complications, News

AI Does Double Duty in Cataract Detection

The new technology achieved an almost perfect score in diagnosing cataracts.
September 13, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Technology, News

Keep Imaging Tool Consistent in Diabetes Monitoring

SD-OCT and SS-OCT each have a purpose for these patients.
September 13, 2019 •  Diabetes, Diagnostics, News

Endophthalmitis Rare Post-cataract Surgery

Younger age, combined surgeries and anterior vitrectomy were all risk factors.
September 12, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery, News

Smartphones Cause Brief Pressure Spikes

Surgical patients had fewer IOP increases those treated medically, study says.
September 12, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News, Technology

Gene Therapy Benefits Patients with Retinal Disorder

Currently, no approved treatment for choroideremia exists.
September 12, 2019 •  Retina, News

Deep Learning Can Diagnose Angle Closure

Machines have developed the ability to recognize disease based on OCT images.
September 11, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Technology, News

Oral Prednisone Causes IOP Spikes in Kids

This treatment for autoimmune hepatitis increased pressure for 60% of children.
September 11, 2019 •  Pharmaceuticals, News, Pediatrics, Systemic Disease

Smart Cane Increases Independence for Visually Impaired

Bluetooth device can attach to cane, detect obstacles and perform navigation.
September 11, 2019 •  Technology, Vision, News

Adjust Your OCT Measures with Optic Neuropathies

The disc-foveal angle affects RNFL thickness measures in superior oblique palsy and large amounts of torsion.
September 10, 2019 •  Retina, Diagnostics, Neuro, News

Anti-VEGF Outcomes Superior to Lasers in ROP

Children with the retinal disorder may be better off avoiding the non-invasive option.
September 10, 2019 •  Retina, News, Pediatrics

Beat Post-trauma Glaucoma with Steroids

New insights into the inflammatory pathway suggest a change in corneal trauma triage.
September 10, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Retina, Cornea, News

LASIK Double-edged for Dry Eye Outcomes

Among other refractive surgeries, it reduces TBUT significantly but also tear production.
September 9, 2019 •  Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Dry Eye, News

Tele-retina Services Save Money

This program optimizes diabetic retinopathy screening for those most in need.
September 9, 2019 •  Diabetes, Retina, Technology, News

Researchers Narrow Post-CXL Healing Regimen

Study helps specify best course to follow the novel treatment.
September 9, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Advanced OCT and Photography in One

New Topcon device adds angiography and upgraded software.
September 6, 2019 •  Products, Diagnostics, News, Retina

New Retinal Camera is Delegation-ready

You can help catch disease earlier with routine screenings, manufacturer says.
September 6, 2019 •  Products, News, Retina

Two New Lens Edgers Expand Options

Low- and mid-range price points seek to encourage in-office spectacle finishing.
September 6, 2019 •  Products, News, Ophthalmic Lenses & Dispensary

Iris Implants Pose Ocular Health Risks

Study found more than 90% of eyes had at least one complication.
September 6, 2019 •  Therapeutics, News, Surgery

A POEM Captures Glaucoma Patient Mood

This questionnaire can help enhance the quality of glaucoma care.
September 6, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Researchers Find New Diagnostic Clues in Tears

Substance P may operate as a potential biomarker in diabetes.
September 6, 2019 •  Diabetes, Neuro, News

Education, Alcohol Linked to Retinal Thickness

Ganglion cell–inner plexiform layer thickness most associated with lifestyle choices.
September 5, 2019 •  Retina, News

Think SMILE for High Myopes

Small-incision surgery had better visual outcomes and stability than FS-LASIK.
September 5, 2019 •  myopia, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, News

Teen Goes Blind From Poor Diet

Eating foods lacking B vitamins led to nutritional optic neuropathy.
September 5, 2019 •  Pediatrics, Vision, Neuro, News

DR Info Lacking on the Web

Common medical websites are failing patients looking for information on the disease.
September 4, 2019 •  Diabetes, News

AI Helps Diagnose Optic Neuropathies

Machine learning coupled with traditional imaging helps pinpoint pseudopapilledema.
September 4, 2019 •  Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders, News

Prostheses Can Worsen MG Dysfunction

The ocular system can continue to experience dryness, even after evisceration or enucleation.
September 4, 2019 •  Dry Eye, News

Kids with Diabetes Have Thicker Choroids

Serum cholesterol concentration and family history of hypertension are influencing factors.
September 3, 2019 •  Diabetes

Choroidal Changes Correlate with DR Severity

Thinner vessels may be an early signifier of diabetic retinopathy.
September 3, 2019 •  Diabetes, Diagnostics, Retina

Light Adjustable Lenses Going Strong Long-term

The moldable devices can help people stay out of glasses, even after years of use.
September 3, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery

GC-IPL Thinning Linked to Myopia, Aging

This fragile neuroretinal structure changes over time, but even more so for those with near vision issues, a report shows.
September 2, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Retina, Technology

Trehalose Reduces Inflammatory Markers

Topically administering it improves signs and symptoms of dry eye.
September 2, 2019 •  Dry Eye, Pharmaceuticals

Shorter OSDI Still Clinically Sound

It saves time and did not significantly change outcomes.
September 2, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Dry Eye

At-home Amblyopia Treatment

Making VT fun keeps kids engaged in the training, says the company.
August 30, 2019 •  Products, Vision Therapy

Tears May Track CXL Treatment Success

Metabolite studies could shed light on progressive keratoconus.
August 30, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Corneal Microscopy Valuable for Fabry Disease

Conventional slit lamp exam had a high rate of false negative results.
August 30, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Cataract Patients at Increased Risk of NAION

They were more than two times more likely to develop the condition than controls.

Timing Affects Corneal Measures in Fuchs’ Dystrophy

Edema resolves within four hours of eye opening.
August 29, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Severe Sleep Apnea Linked to Corneal Changes

Study found a trend toward keratoconus in these patients.
August 29, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Nomogram Determines VA Outcome for Uveal Melanoma

This tool accurately predicted post-therapy visual acuity.
August 29, 2019 •  Ocular Cancer, News

Experts Prefer Complete Resection in Ptyergium Surgery

Make a referral when vision or ocular motility is impaired, survey says.
August 28, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Well-controlled IOP Doesn’t Stop VF Progression

About 24% had lower corneal hysteresis and thinner corneas.
August 28, 2019 •  Cornea, Glaucoma, News

Myopia Treatments Vary Across Globe

Different regions emphasize pharmacological, optical or behavioral approaches, study finds.
August 28, 2019 •  myopia, News

AI Equal to ODs and MDs for Detecting Glaucoma

Deep learning–based system performs well on narrow field stereoscopic optic disc images.
August 27, 2019 •  Technology, Glaucoma, News

Opternative Off the Market

FDA action ends a contentious three-year run.
August 27, 2019 •  Technology, Practice Management, News

Arkansas Scope Challengers Try Alternate Route

A medical group looking to halt optometric expansion is still attempting to get its question on the ballot—despite earlier rejection.
August 27, 2019 •  Practice Management, News

Think Local Steroids for Iatrogenic Uveitis

Topical and intravitreal options are effective for cancer therapy–associated disease.
August 26, 2019 •  Systemic Disease, News, Pharmaceuticals