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Deep Learning Holds Promise for AMD Severity Grading

The technology can also help estimate the five-year risk of progression.
September 25, 2018 •  Technology

Identified: Toxins that Increase Contrast Sensitivity Impairment

Cadmium exposure and smoking are among the top contributors to the problem.
September 25, 2018 •  Vision

Plan Ahead to Avoid Endophthalmitis

The use of prefilled anti–VEGF syringes could decrease the already low risk of complication.
September 25, 2018 •  Surgery

Alternative to Anti-VEGF: A Clinical Care Changer?

Inhibiting aPKC may help protect patients who do not do well with traditional therapy.
September 24, 2018 •  Retina

LASIK an Option for Monovision

Researcher shows the treatment can address presbyopic emmetropic patients.
September 24, 2018 •  Surgery, Vision

OPP and POAG Linked in Hypertensive Patients

Study provides evidence of the vascular mechanism in glaucoma pathogenesis.
September 24, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Toric Lenses Work Almost All the Time

Nearly every astigmatic prescription in a huge database is amenable to contact lens correction.
September 21, 2018 •  Contact Lenses

Sleep Apnea Associated with Optic Neuropathy

Clinicians should be on the lookout for NAION with patients who have this disorder.
September 21, 2018 •  Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders

Visual Disability: A Matter of the Heart

This population runs a higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
September 21, 2018 •  Systemic Disease

Maculogix Launches ‘AMD Academy’

Online training helps customers improve their skills in use of AdaptDx.
September 20, 2018 •  Products, Retina

Full-field Prisms Don’t Make the Cut

Fixation shift contraindicates this technique for hemianopia patients.
September 20, 2018 •  Vision

Tele-rehab Could Boost Low Vision Services

New data suggests remote follow-ups help patients integrate assistive technology.
September 20, 2018 •  Technology

The Sooner the Better for CMV Retinitis

Early dilated fundus examination leads to better visual outcomes.
September 20, 2018 •  Retina

Get the Edge on In-office Dispensing

New finishing equipment allows faster, more versatile spectacle fabrication.
September 19, 2018 •  Ophthalmic Lenses & Dispensary, Products

Orthokeratology a Boon for Quality of Life

Study says kids wearing myopia control lenses are more self-confident and outgoing.
September 19, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, myopia, Pediatrics

Visual Field Defects Amenable to Peripheral Prism

The modality allows patients to detect obstacles posing a collision threat.
September 19, 2018 •  Vision

Wearable Devices May Restore Some Functional Loss

Augmented reality could improve object recognition for low vision patients.
September 19, 2018 •  Low Vision, Technology

OCT-A Comes to Spectralis

Both new and existing users of the platform can now assess vascular status.
September 18, 2018 •  Products, Retina

Axial Length Growth Correlates With Topographic Changes

Myopia in younger patients may play a large role in corneal deformation.
September 18, 2018 •  Cornea, myopia

Doing A-OK After One Year of Overnight Wear

Study further validates orthokeratology to correct myopia.
September 18, 2018 •  Cornea, myopia

New Questionnaire Aims to Boost QoL Measures for Ortho-K

An online tool boasts advantages over paper forms.
September 18, 2018 •  Contact Lenses

New BAK-free Latanoprost Approved

Sun Pharma’s Xelpros may be gentler to the ocular surface.
September 17, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Products

Good Visual Outcomes Post-keratoplasty in Kids

Infants and young children with clear grafts can achieve ambulatory visual acuity.
September 17, 2018 •  Cornea, Pediatrics

Repeat PK Proves Safe and Effective Long-term

While parameters determining success declined over time, outcomes were ultimately deemed satisfactory.
September 17, 2018 •  Cornea

Research Supports Physical Therapy for Bell’s Palsy

Neuromuscular retraining offers a non-medical path to recovery.
September 17, 2018 •  Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders

Anti-VEGF Beats PDT for Choroidal Vasculopathy

Intravitreal injections have a better long-term visual prognosis, a study suggests.
September 14, 2018 •  Retina

Hematological Patients’ Meibomian Glands Likely Damaged

Study says systemic disease, not its treatment, is behind increased dry eye issues.
September 14, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Natural Compound Halts Uveal Melanoma Growth

The primrose family of plants may one day aid in therapy.
September 14, 2018 •  Ocular Cancer

Another Step Forward in Dry Eye Diagnosis and Management

Pain sensitivity may influence how patients perceive ocular discomfort.
September 13, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Disparities Exist in Low Vision Services

Individuals from minority groups are less likely to use low vision devices, but not vision rehabilitation, compared with Caucasians.
September 13, 2018 •  Low Vision

Study: Vision Rehab Can Reverse Some Field Loss

For particular hemianopia patients, training can restore function.
September 13, 2018 •  Vision Training

Frequency of Stroke and Cardiac Disease High in CRAO Patients

This patient population often has undiagnosed risk factors that could be modifiable.
September 12, 2018 •  Retina

Meds, Surgery Work for Children with Uveitis and Elevated IOP

A study from a British hospital is showing successful outcomes with early intervention.
September 12, 2018 •  Cornea, Pediatrics

One More Reason to Avoid Eye Rubbing

A primate model shows extreme IOP elevations with the practice.
September 12, 2018 •  Research, Retina

Lensectomy May Reduce Schlemm’s Canal in Kids

Targeting this structure may offer a new approach in managing pediatric glaucoma.
September 11, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Pediatrics

ROCK Inhibitors May Boost Anti-VEGF Efficacy

Patients with DME may benefit from a dual treatment regimen.
September 11, 2018 •  Diabetes

Want to Stop Myopia? Go Fly a Kite

Outdoor activities reduce risk of the condition. A new study elaborates on several important associations.
September 11, 2018 •  myopia, Pediatrics

Abnormal Cerebral Perfusions Linked to POAG Progress

Reduced CBF in the visual cortex correlates with retinal structure impairment in mild to moderate patients.
September 10, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Imaging Tech Reveals Early Fuchs’ Dystrophy

The ability to visualize subclinical disease suggests a need for updated protocols.
September 10, 2018 •  Cornea

Subfoveal Choroid May Determine AMD Treatment Course

The thicker it is, the more intravitreal injections necessary, a study finds.
September 10, 2018 •  Retina

Macular Thickness Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy in Children

Changes on OCT precede fundus findings, aiding in early diagnosis.
September 7, 2018 •  Diabetes, Pediatrics

PCR the Gold Standard for Herpes Simplex Virus Detection

However, combining with immunoassay is the way to go.
September 7, 2018 •  Cornea

Surgery Not a Factor for Kids with Albinism

Vision improves in the second decade of life, with or without this intervention.
September 7, 2018 •  Surgery, Vision

Elderly, Males Hit Harder by Glaucoma

New research shows the disease reduces the quality of life most severely in these two groups.
September 6, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Immune Inhibitors May Help Conjunctival Melanoma

A new therapy halts metastasis, but comes with risks.
September 6, 2018 •  Ocular Cancer

Study: Timing is Everything for Congenital Duct Obstruction

Intervention should occur earlier and in a narrower age range to achieve successful outcome.
September 6, 2018 •  Pediatrics

Glaucoma Therapies By the Numbers

High cost may thwart patient compliance.
September 5, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Maculopathy Underdiagnosed in Some Patients

Retinal disease may be properly diagnosed in young patients, but it’s misdiagnosed in the older cohort.
September 5, 2018 •  Retina

Study: Strabismus Interferes with Development

Fixation, vergence instabilities have lasting impact.
September 5, 2018 •  Pediatrics, Vision

Think Femtosecond Laser for Astigmatism

It may not be a blockbuster success for cataract surgery, but it shines in corneal reshaping.
September 4, 2018 •  Cataract and Refractive Surgery