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New Scleral Lens Care Kit

Patients can keep their accessories together in this handy pack from X-Cel.
July 20, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Products

Retinal Thinning, Cognitive Decline Linked

Two studies suggest OCT could help ODs screen for early signs of dementia.
July 20, 2018 •  Retina

Machine Learning Outperforms Other Methods

This new technique may detect glaucoma progression quicker.
July 20, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Oklahoma Eye Docs Fight Walmart-backed Constitutional Change

ODs say the proposal could override the state board’s oversight authority.

Auto Access, Distance Dictates Optometry Visits

Patients older than 60 need ODs within driving distance, study says.
July 19, 2018 •  Research

Chinese Students Top of the Class in Myopic Prevalence

The high rates noted in this cohort argue for greater myopia control efforts.
July 19, 2018 •  myopia

Research Lacking on Neonatal Chlamydial Conjunctivitis

Erythromycin may cure more cases than azithromycin.
July 19, 2018 •  Women's Health

Binocular Dysfunctions Higher in Patients with Keratoconus

These patients should be tested for stereopsis.
July 18, 2018 •  Cornea

Cyclosporine May Boost Pterygium Therapy

A new review suggests adjuvant treatment could reduce recurrence.
July 18, 2018 •  Cornea

No Pain, No Gain in Corneal Surgery

A comparison of PRK and CXL suggests early postoperative pain may be influenced by factors other than the epithelial defect.
July 18, 2018 •  Cornea, Surgery

Mitochondrial Dysfunction May Precede Glaucomatous Damage

Retinal metabolic analysis could help clinicians catch glaucoma even earlier.
July 17, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Orange You Glad a Fruit Can Protect Against AMD?

Research shows a link between a daily serving of oranges and a lower risk of developing late AMD.
July 17, 2018 •  Retina

Uveitis Common in Patients with Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes patients are at the highest risk.
July 17, 2018 •  Diabetes

Low-dose Atropine Effective for Myopia Control

New findings from the LAMP study suggest concentrations as low as 0.01% can have a positive effect.
July 16, 2018 •  Pediatrics

Vitrectomy Patients at Elevated Risk of Glaucoma

New study shows the procedure can have unintended consequence.
July 16, 2018 •  Glaucoma

New VKH Diagnostic Tool in the Pipeline

A proposed new set of diagnostic criteria for this rare form of uveitis may be better than the standard used since 2001.
July 16, 2018 •  Systemic Disease

Scleral Shape Associated with Astigmatism

New data suggests clinicians should consider the entire globe, not just the cornea, when assessing corneal toricity.
July 13, 2018 •  Cornea

OD/MD Glaucoma Team Agrees Roughly Half the Time

The highest diagnosis agreement rate was based on disc hemorrhage.
July 13, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Herpes Vaccine Presents No Further Ocular Risks

Elevated rates of anterior segment complications weren’t found in vaccinated patients.
July 13, 2018 •  Cornea, Systemic Disease

Astigmatism Linked to Cognitive and Language Deficits

To kids, it's not just an annoyance—it's an impediment to learning.
July 12, 2018 •  Pediatrics, Refraction

Cilioretinal Artery May Protect Against CNV in AMD

A large study suggests an association with the prevalence and incidence of late AMD.
July 12, 2018 •  Retina

Optometry Groups Rebuke KY Governor Over Vision Plans

The statehouse is pulling vision benefits from Medicaid funding.
July 12, 2018 •  Practice Management

TFOS, AEVR Lobby Congress to Boost Eye Funding

Advocates highlight need for more education and research initiatives.
July 11, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Test May Predict Post-keratoplasty Endotheliitis

Patients with CMV in aqueous also developed graft failure, study finds.
July 11, 2018 •  Cornea

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Sidelined in Primary Care

Survey: internists consider the vaccination a lesser clinical priority.
July 11, 2018 •  Systemic Disease

Communication Woes Thwart Low Vision Referrals for Glaucoma

Misperception and bias stand in the way.
July 11, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Low Vision

Allergan Refreshes Its Product Line with New Artificial Tear

In addition to improving lubrication, this one targets epithelial compromise.
July 10, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Products

Beware of Flare Post-DMEK

Research suggests it may be a harbinger of rejection.
July 10, 2018 •  Cornea, Surgery

OSA Increases Risk of Optic Neuropathy

CPAP treatment fails to reduce likelihood of this condition.

Study Boasts PACK-CXL Fungus-Fighting Abilities

Adding this treatment to medical intervention can stem the tide of microorganisms in the cornea.
July 10, 2018 •  Cornea

Corneal Power Changes in Ortho-K Don’t Reduce Axial Length

New data suggests these parameters may be independent of one another.
July 9, 2018 •  myopia

Good Vision, Mental Sharpness in Seniors Go Hand-in-Hand

Maintaining optimal vision may prevent cognitive decline.
July 9, 2018 •  Refraction, Research

Disadvantaged Glaucoma Patients Fare Even Worse

A sociodemographic questionnaire can provide predictive analysis for ODs.
July 9, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Skin Grafts Prove Helpful for Facial Nerve Palsy

Patients may experience both functional and aesthetic rehabilitation with this surgery option.
July 6, 2018 •  Neuro

Survival Rates of Metastatic Uveal Melanoma Patients Remain Static

Significant treatment advances have yet to yield a change in stats.
July 6, 2018 •  Retina

Study Supports Binocular Treatment for Some

Children with certain conditions may benefit from the technique.
July 6, 2018 •  Pediatrics, Vision Therapy

Cataract Surgery Reduces Traffic Accidents

Older drivers face higher risk due to impaired vision.
July 5, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery

Screenings at Two May Not Predict Vision Problems Later

Testing at 24 months unreliable indicator of visual impairment.
July 5, 2018 •  Pediatrics

Top PVR Risks After Surgery Rated

Smoking can imperil retinal detachment procedure recovery, as can any involvement of the macula.
July 5, 2018 •  Retina

Early Dexamethasone Response Predicts BRVO/CRVO Outcomes

Two-month results similar to 24-month outcomes.
July 4, 2018 •  Retina

Diabetes Increases Risk of Glaucoma

Another large study confirms the link, regardless of age or sex.
July 4, 2018 •  Diabetes, Glaucoma

Therapy Boosts Reading for Kids with Convergence Insufficiency

Biggest improvements found in children who responded early to treatment.
July 4, 2018 •  Pediatrics, Vision Therapy

DME Microaneurysms Detected More on FA than OCT-A

Retinal thickness and leakage both factor into the results.
July 3, 2018 •  Diabetes, Retina

Vitamin A Can Protect Children with RP from Damage

The supplement may change the course of how the disease hits developing eyes.
July 3, 2018 •  Pediatrics, Retina

Diabetes Linked to Increased IOP

Poor long-term glycemic control elevates risk of glaucoma.
July 3, 2018 •  Diabetes, Glaucoma

AMD Cost Studies Fail to Meet Standards

Head-to-head comparisons of the branded agents are a toss-up.
July 2, 2018 •  Retina

Glaucoma Risk Assessment Varies by Diagnostic Modality

The instrument you use to assess a patient’s optic nerve may impact the perceived prognosis.
July 2, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Combined Surgery May Increase Endophthalmitis Risk

Glaucoma surgeries fared best, while vit-ret was worst.
July 2, 2018 •  Surgery

Early Lamina Cribrosa Findings Associated with POAG Progression

Visual fields deteriorate in patients with baseline bowing.
June 29, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Non-cycloplegic Refractions Increase Risk for Misdiagnosis

Clinicians may overestimate myopia by more than 12% without it.
June 29, 2018 •  Refraction