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Good Data on Blue Light-Filtering IOLs Still Elusive

Trials assessing association with macular health and/or visual function need robust redesign for better comparison and reporting.
March 18, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery, Retina

Ocular Surface Tests Can Identify Ankylosing Spondylitis

Simple dry eye techniques can help diagnose this tricky inflammatory disease.
March 18, 2019 •  Cornea

Optical, Ultrasound Pachymetry Interchangeable in Glaucoma

These tools provide different measurements in young and healthy patients, however.
March 18, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Cornea

Keratoconus May Be a Family Affair

An Iranian study found familial links could predispose patients to this corneal disorder.
March 15, 2019 •  Cornea

Spotting the Telltale Signs of Plaquenil Toxicity

Subtle but characteristic alterations on OCT are often your first clue.
March 15, 2019 •  Retina, Vision

Study Supports Updated IIH Testing Criteria

Research shows success of relying on four MRI features.
March 15, 2019 •  Neuro, Diagnostics

New Device Promises Speedy, Precise Refractions

Manufacturer Luneau says combining wavefront scanning with subjective testing saves time and improves prescriptions.
March 14, 2019 •  Products, Vision

Contact Lenses Not Likely to Induce Pinguecula

Safer materials and UV blocking filters in newer products could be preventing problems, researchers say.
March 14, 2019 •  Contact Lenses

Computer Vision Syndrome: A Glaring Problem

Critical fusion frequency is a good indicator of this condition.
March 14, 2019 •  Vision

Light Masks for DME a Bust

Research has yet to reveal significant benefits of light therapy for patients with diabetic edema.
March 14, 2019 •  Diabetes, Technology

Antidepressant Use Prevalent in Pseudoexfoliation Patients

Ischemic heart disease, history of angioplasty, hypertension and hearing loss were also more common.
March 13, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Systemic Disease

Blue Light Bad, Red Light Good for Mitochondria

The findings could pave the way for light-based therapy in glaucoma.
March 13, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Retina

Eye Tracker for TBI Gets FDA Boost

Concussion patients may benefit from objective assessment.
March 13, 2019 •  Neuro, Technology

Rocklatan Approved for Glaucoma

The new drop combines two methods of increased aqueous outflow.
March 12, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Pharmaceuticals, Products

Childhood Hyperopia Isn’t Uncommon

Race/ethnicity, family history of strabismus and maternal smoking during pregnancy are risk factors.
March 12, 2019 •  Pediatrics

Modified IOP Measurement Shows Promise

Using an adjusted Goldmann prism may correlate better with corneal biomechanical metrics.
March 12, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Cornea

DMEK An Option for Herpes Simplex

The surgery improves CDVA in patients, but study also finds high rate of post-op complications.
March 12, 2019 •  Cornea, Surgery

Science Gives Mice Infrared Sight

An injection allowed them to convert infrared light into green light, creating a biological approximation of night vision goggles.
March 11, 2019 •  Research, Technology

Simulator Offers Patients Preoperative IOL Preview

A new technology offers a sample of life with multifocal lens implants.
March 11, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery, Technology

Smaller, Tilted Discs Indicative of High Myopia

For patients with normal-tension glaucoma, myopic characteristics differ.
March 11, 2019 •  Glaucoma, myopia

Epithelial OCT Scan Lets You Explore Like Never Before

New Zeiss software gives detailed imaging to improve surgical outcomes and disease treatment.
March 8, 2019 •  Cornea, Diagnostics, Products

Glaucoma Telemedicine Study Affirms Portable Tech’s Role

Elevated IOP was found in one-fifth of the population screened in community settings.
March 8, 2019 •  Glaucoma

FDA Recalls Raindrop Inlay

Agency pulls all unused implants due to the risk of corneal haze.
March 8, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery, Cornea

Patterns of Vitreous Haze in VRL Identified

Study uses different imaging modalities to characterize vitreal involvement.
March 8, 2019 •  Retina

African-Americans at Elevated Risk for Post-cataract Uveitis

But it doesn’t seem to lead to worse visual outcomes, a new study finds.
March 7, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery, Systemic Disease

Certain Dairy and Whole Grains Deter Diabetic Retinopathy

Cheese and bread seem to reduce risk.
March 7, 2019 •  Diabetes

Predictive Factors for VF Loss Identified

Nerve fiber layer focal loss and central corneal thickness are key.
March 7, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Optometry Honors “Uncle Frank” With Two New Awards

The late Dr. Frank Fontana’s rich and generous legacy spanned seven decades.
March 6, 2019 •  News, Practice Management

Risk of Inheriting Pigmentary Conditions Lower Than Reported

While cases of PDS and PG are sporadic, a study found a few families with an apparent autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.
March 6, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Keratoconus Severity Guides Contact Lens Selection

A new study helps ODs match the right lens to these sensitive patients.
March 6, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, Cornea, News

Myopia Management: An Expert Guide

BHVI experts provide a roundup of clinical pearls for helping the myopic population.
March 5, 2019 •  myopia

Myopia Interventions: Effective But Unpredictable

Researchers found no one strategy appears to reliably slow myopia progression or decrease its incidence in all patients.
March 5, 2019 •  myopia

What Does “Myopia” Really Mean?

Interdisciplinary researchers propose new standard definitions and classifications to allow for comparable studies of myopia progression and management.
March 5, 2019 •  myopia

Arkansas Scope Expansion Bill Fails

A narrow defeat keeps lasers out of optometry’s hands, for now.
March 4, 2019 •  Practice Management, Surgery

Visual Field Algorithms Lack Agreement

Six different methods of progression detection yield contradictory results, study finds.
March 4, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Glaucoma

Low Birth Weight Alters Cornea Long-term

Even patients in their 80s have steeper curvature, central thinning and shorter axial length.
March 4, 2019 •  Cornea

Factors in IOL Calcification ID’d

Hydrophilic acrylic materials and the use of intraocular gas were noted.
March 1, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery

Go Low-tech for Your MG Dropout Eval

A new method involving a red filter on a slit lamp may be a useful alternative to an infrared light system.
March 1, 2019 •  Dry Eye, Cornea

Sclera Linked to Corneal Changes in Air Puff Test

Thicker structures tied to greater limitations on corneal deformations.
March 1, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Cornea

Drug Delivery Device Touts Long-term Treatment for Retinal Diseases

This refillable system may also be less invasive to intraocular tissue.
February 28, 2019 •  Retina, Pharmaceuticals

Retinal Transplant Safe for Macular Holes

This surgical technique reduces the risk of detachment and can improve vision.
February 28, 2019 •  Retina, Surgery

Yes, Patient Education Videos Do Work

It’s an inexpensive, effective way to reduce anxiety and improve the overall experience.
February 28, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery, Practice Management

Eye Cream Connected to IOP Rise

A study suggests some patients need another option.
February 27, 2019 •  Pharmaceuticals, Glaucoma

Glaucoma Markers Differ When Diabetes is Present

Increased prelaminar thickness found in patients with both conditions.
February 27, 2019 •  Diabetes, Glaucoma

Scleral Changes Found in Highly Myopic Eyes

Structural remodeling may be induced by IOP or eye movements exacerbated in enlarged eyes.
February 27, 2019 •  myopia, Glaucoma

Cold Hands Can Cause Transient VF Impairment

Patients with glaucoma and Flammer syndrome may be at increased risk due to reduced ocular blood flow.
February 26, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Vision

New Method Offers Alternative to Standard Automated Perimetry

An inexpensive eye tracker and a tablet computer are a feasible way to examine visual fields.
February 26, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Vision

New ROCK Inhibitor Shows Potential in Glaucoma

The novel agent improved outflow and reduced IOP with transient and mild conjunctival hyperemia.
February 26, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Pharmaceuticals

New Lotemax SM Offers Improved Drug Penetration

The topical steroid builds upon the success of earlier formulations.
February 25, 2019 •  Pharmaceuticals, Products

LASIK, SMILE Neck-and-Neck for Outcomes

Two years post-op, patients have surprisingly similar responses, researchers find.
February 25, 2019 •  Surgery, Cornea