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Anti-VEGF Injections Delegated to Nurses

This task shift can help alleviate the strain on ophthalmology practices without compromising patients’ vision.
July 19, 2019 •  Diabetes, Retina

Adnexal Diseases Tough to Treat

Majority of patients relapse post treatment, and EOM and trigeminal nerve branch enlargements may be secondary lesions.
July 19, 2019 •  Systemic Disease

Systemic Meds May Cause Cataracts

A Singapore-based study found four drugs, including insulin, posed a risk.

Trifocal IOL Beats EDOF in Near Work

Still, both got high marks for distance and intermediate visual acuity.
July 18, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery

Patients Give Autologous Serum Thumbs Up

Questionnaires also reveal it significantly reduces the need for other treatments.
July 18, 2019 •  Dry Eye

Take the Subconj or IV Delivery Route

Both stem cell administration methods had superior therapeutic efficacy following corneal injury.
July 18, 2019 •  Cornea

Home Tonometry Catches Post-op Changes

It can detect IOP spikes and tube openings in kids with Baerveldt implants.
July 17, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Meniscus Test Beneficial for DED Diagnosis

Studies find it comparable to existing standards, but faster.
July 17, 2019 •  Dry Eye, Diagnostics

Maryland Implements Screen Safety Guidelines

The state moves to limit digital device use in schools. A critic calls the policy “profoundly mediocre.”
July 17, 2019 •  Pediatrics, Technology

OCT Conquers Imaging Segment

The technology’s gains come at the expense of fundus photography and intravenous FA, which both decreased in the United States.
July 16, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Retina

Autofocusing Spectacles in the Works

Fluid-filled lenses react in real time to surroundings.
July 16, 2019 •  Vision

CLs for Myopia Control: Slow Growth

Only 2.3% of pediatric lens fits are for myopia, but that number is slowly increasing.
July 16, 2019 •  myopia, Contact Lenses

Gaming No Better Than Patching for Amblyopia

Although the method also improves VA and binocularity, study deems it less effective.
July 15, 2019 •  Vision

Oral FA: Fast for Better Results

The procedure generated better images 22% faster.
July 15, 2019 •  Diagnostics

Non-disease Factors Influence Corneal Hysteresis

The measurement can be helpful in glaucoma management, but requires nuance.
July 15, 2019 •  Glaucoma

New Monthly Toric Lens

Alcon says its latest offering “performs as well on the last day of wear as the first.”
July 12, 2019 •  Products

New Vitamin Combats Light Hazards

Heavy screen users can ‘de-stress’ their eyes, B+L says.
July 12, 2019 •  Products

AMD Linked to Toxins, Oxidative Stress

Study found high levels of lead and arsenic in eyes with both early- and late-stage disease.
July 12, 2019 •  Retina

Smart Lenses Can Read IOP

An investigation shows the potential of contacts with embedded monitoring sensors.
July 12, 2019 •  Technology, Glaucoma

Uveitic Glaucoma Progresses Faster Than POAG

Study reported visual field loss was much higher in patients with both conditions.
July 12, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Hold the Glasses for Toddlers with Hyperopia

Most of these children didn’t have vision deterioration at three years.
July 11, 2019 •  Pediatrics, Vision

Pre-op Drop Lowers IOP Spikes Post Anti-VEGF

Topical prophylaxis with an alpha adrenergic agonist may be effective in both glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous eyes.
July 11, 2019 •  Glaucoma

ICLs Linked With Positive Long-term Outcomes

The procedure has the best results in patients younger than 30.
July 11, 2019 •  myopia

Aspirin Gets Green Light for AMD Patients

Study included participants from AREDS and AREDS2.
July 10, 2019 •  Retina

OCT-A Detects Nonperfusion Better Than FA

Changes in DME patients evident after one month after third anti-VEGF injection.
July 10, 2019 •  Diabetes, Diagnostics, Retina

Kids Can Tolerate Objective BKC Test

An imaging device can speedily produce a diagnosis without much fuss from children.
July 10, 2019 •  Cornea

IOP-lowering Drug Use Remains Stable in US

Other procedures to treat glaucoma may keep meds at bay.
July 9, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News, Pharmaceuticals

Early MK Surgery Minimizes Post-op Recurrence

Fungal etiologies, retro-iris exudates, coexisting endophthalmitis and large grafts were all risk factors.
July 9, 2019 •  Cornea, News

OCT-A Isolates Diabetes-Affected Structures

Non-invasive capabilities can predict progression.
July 9, 2019 •  News, Retina, Technology

OCT Shows VF Loss Better Than Funduscopy

RNFL and GCIPL readings are more predictive than cup-to-disc ratio and disc damage.
July 8, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

New Genes Linked With Corneal Disease

They may be the key to understanding more about the origins of keratoconus.
July 8, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Stroke Can Leave Lasting Vision Problems

Central vision loss and ocular motility issues top the list.
July 8, 2019 •  News, Vision Care

Age, Peak IOP Risk Factors for Accelerated VF Loss

Patients who had previous glaucoma surgery also at risk.
July 5, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Visual-motor Integration Tied to Academic Success

Clinical tests identifying school children at risk of underachieving aid in patient management
July 5, 2019 •  News, Pediatrics, Vision Care

Eyes are Key For Communication With Severely Autistic

Research shows ocular reactions may provide new insight.
July 5, 2019 •  News, Vision Care

Central Retinal Thinning Uncommon in DME

Atrophy patients had a higher central subfield thickness and lower best-corrected visual acuity.
July 4, 2019 •  News, Retina

MG Width Not a Factor in Contact Lens Wear

Narrower glands may produce abnormal meibum, predisposing the patient to ocular surface complications.
July 4, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, News

Certain Corneal Cells Not Influenced by CL Wear

Still, younger patients may have a lower density in their central corneal cell makeup.
July 4, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, Cornea, News

New MIGS Hits Clinical Trials

The next supraciliary drainage device shows promising results in Europe.
July 3, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News, Surgery

AI Bests MDs on Optic Neuropathy Diagnosis

The silicon was more accurate than the humans—and took just one-tenth as long.
July 3, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Technology

Eylea Use Up, Lucentis and Avastin Down

Medicare study shows trends in anti-VEGF injections.
July 3, 2019 •  News, Pharmaceuticals, Retina

Hormones May Affect Ocular Surface Symptoms

Both endogenous and exogenous forms are associated with daily fluctuations.
July 2, 2019 •  News

Contact Lens Adaptation Doesn’t Degrade Corneal Nerves

Reduction of tactile sensitivity did not significantly impact new wearers.
July 2, 2019 •  News

Sleep Apnea Can Damage Ocular Surface

Snoring can signal that a patient’s meibomian glands may be suffering.
July 2, 2019 •  News

Cosmetics Affect Contact Lens Parameters

Makeup removers and mascara are the two biggest offenders.
July 1, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, News

Vitreolysis Patients Unhappy With Results

While they had a less dense vitreous than untreated controls, their visual function was similar.
July 1, 2019 •  News, Retina

OCT-A Shows Microvascular Glaucomatous Damage

Small bloodflow changes may correlate with disease severity.
July 1, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News, Technology

PEDs May Signal Choroidal Nevi

Commonly mistaken for subretinal fluid, they are rarely an indicator of malignancy.
June 28, 2019 •  News, Retina

Insurance Woes Top the List for Skipping Annual Exam

Percent of patients who missed their yearly appointment hasn’t improved in a decade.
June 28, 2019 •  Diabetes, Practice Management

AI Offers Alternative to Manual DR Grading

The system performed just as well as, if not better than, traditional methods.
June 28, 2019 •  Diabetes, Retina, Technology