The News Feed

Timely reports on clinical research, legislative updates and product launches, from the editors of Review of Optometry and RCCL. Stories post each weekday morning.

Headset Simplifies Dark Adaptation Testing

New diagnostic device helps practices catch AMD earlier and with fewer hassles.
January 17, 2020

New Myopia Management Starter Program

CooperVision launches effort to help prepare ODs to manage this growing condition.
January 17, 2020

Glaucoma During Pregnancy: A Balancing Act

New therapies may help clinicians care for the patient without harming the fetus.
January 17, 2020

Genetics Reveal Commonalities in High-risk POAG

People at greater risk had more family members with glaucoma and a higher rate of surgery.
January 17, 2020

Fetal Alcohol Diagnoses Impact Vision

Refractive errors, strabismus and fundus abnormalities are common in these patients.
January 17, 2020

High-altitude IOP Changes Revealed

Study uncovers possible mechanisms of action, suggesting new ways to regulate intraocular pressure.
January 16, 2020

Gut Microbes Linked to POAG

Visual acuity and RNFL thickness appeared to be impacted by intestinal microbe levels.
January 16, 2020

Drainage Device a Sound Option for Iatrogenic Glaucoma

Cyclophotocoagulation may be better for eyes with poorer visual potential, study says.
January 16, 2020

Male Sex Associated with Higher Glaucoma Risk

Demographic study shows little change in the demographics of the disease.
January 15, 2020

OCT En Face Boosts RNFL Defect Distinction

Not all diffuse defects may, in fact, be diffuse, based on new imaging tools.
January 15, 2020

Patients Still Struggle With Eye Drops

Only half of study participants had previous education on proper technique.
January 15, 2020

Squinting Boosts Vision for Astigmats

Research reveals mechanics behind pseudoaccommodation for against-the-rule astigmatism.
January 14, 2020

Valsalva Maneuver A Danger to the At-risk Eye

Heart rate and IOP changes cause concern for patients at risk of glaucoma.
January 14, 2020

OCT Reveals At-risk Metamorphopsia Patients

In those with epiretinal membrane, a particular presentation is associated with the visual distortion.
January 14, 2020

AI Finds Central VF Loss Patterns in End-stage Glaucoma

Early onset of loss is likely to be nasal, and one type is likely to develop into total loss.
January 13, 2020

Anti-VEGF Injections Could Lead To RPE Atrophy

In patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, treatment could have a deleterious side effect.
January 13, 2020

New Tool to Assess MK

An update to the classic 1, 2, 3 rule may help reduce complications.
January 13, 2020

Keep Low Vision Care Close to Home

New tinted lenses reduce glare from age-related conditions, manufacturer says.
January 10, 2020

Vitamin D Linked to Dry Eye Severity in Sjögren’s

Researchers clarify the impact of low levels on key dry eye measures.
January 10, 2020

Long-term Anti-VEGF Use Threatens Optic Nerve

The more injections an AMD patient has, the higher their risk of developing ischemic optic neuropathy.
January 10, 2020

Dilation Sullies IOP Reading

Working out of order may underestimate results.
January 10, 2020

Index Predicts Post-op Ocular Surface Issues

The tool is easy to use and involves noninvasive tests, researchers say.
January 9, 2020

OCT-A Measures Corneal Neovascularization Depth

Study used en face and volumetric OCT-A to evaluate corneal NV in 3D.
January 9, 2020

Go For Two with Glaucoma Drainage Devices

A second implant may be a viable treatment if the first one fails.
January 9, 2020

Speedy Treatment for Epithelial Defects

Pilot study found 60% of eyes healed completely after 28 days of blood-based therapy.
January 8, 2020

Disc Edema Severity Differs in Space

Simulating spaceflight leads to possible models for analyzing early onset of the condition.
January 8, 2020

Glaucoma May Progress While IOP Remains Low

Literature review reveals 12mm Hg may not be low enough for some patients.
January 8, 2020

Recommend Strabismus Surgery as Early as Possible

Half of children aged 5 to 10 had poor surgical results at three years.
January 7, 2020

Corneal Hysteresis Linked with Progressive Glaucoma

Research connects optic disc hemorrhage and low CH with greater vertical cup-to-disc ratio.
January 7, 2020

Base Fuchs’ Surgery on Corneal Backscatter

Research explains who is a candidate for endothelial keratoplasty.
January 7, 2020

Atropine 0.05% Deemed Superior

Its efficacy was double that of 0.01% without affecting quality of life.
January 6, 2020

Don’t Let YouTube Advise Your Patients

Many who research refractive surgery online get poor information.
January 6, 2020

Smartphone Tonometer Meets Clinical Standards

Prototype achieves IOP measurements comparable to GAT and others.
January 6, 2020

AI Now an ADA Standard

The technology is touted as a viable alternative to traditional screening approaches for DR.
January 3, 2020

MRI Can Pinpoint Rare Orbital Disease

Langerhans cell histiocytosis can imitate other diseases, but imaging can help distinguish its true nature.
January 3, 2020

Ortho-K Falls Short on Bilateral Improvements

The therapy was unable to reduce anisometropia in both eyes.
January 3, 2020

Glaucoma Referrals Improve After Refinement

More OD-led testing decreased unnecessary second visits to hospitals and specialty clinics.
January 2, 2020

New Keratoconus Classifiers Get High Marks

Researchers say their approach is easy to use and not platform-dependent.
January 2, 2020

AS-OCT Produces Repeatable Thickness Measures

This protocol can provide reliable information when monitoring corneal changes.
January 2, 2020

CNV: Is a Loading Dose Unnecessary?

PRN was just as effective as more intensive anti-VEGF treatment.
December 31, 2019

For Better Sleep, Dim the Lights—of Any Color

Intensity matters more than wavelength, study says.
December 31, 2019

Retinal Tear Repair Varies Based on Day of the Week

Patients treated on Sundays generally needed a second surgery within 30 days
December 31, 2019

Vessel Density Linked to AMD Pathogenesis

Eyes with the exudative form had smaller retinal vessel densities that remained unaffected by anti-VEGF.
December 30, 2019

Cosmetic Injections Cause Inoperable Strabismus

Persistent ophthalmoplegia can make later procedures ineffective.
December 30, 2019

LWE Staining Reveals Lens-associated Insult

Impression cytology suggests mechanical or frictional cellular insult is occurring at the lid wiper conjunctiva.
December 30, 2019

TED Causes Distinct VF Defect Patterns

Inferior scotomas were most common.
December 27, 2019

Skip Steroids in Thygeson Patients

Tacrolimus can resolve superficial punctate keratitis in 72 hours.
December 27, 2019

GA Linked with Lesion Progression

The condition had a severe functional impact on study participants.
December 27, 2019

Ultrasound Lowers IOP in Glaucoma

After a treatment that takes just six seconds to administer, patients had a 16% reduction at three months.
December 26, 2019

Epithelial Thickness Unchanged in Daily CL Wear

Corneal curvature variations were also not detected.
December 26, 2019