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Contact Lenses Still Linked to More Serious Infections

Cases involving CLs were associated with Pseudomonas species; for non-wearers, Staphylococcal infections were more common.
January 18, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, Cornea

Feeling Stressed? Dry Eye Could Be Next

Two studies link psychology with physiology.
January 18, 2019 •  Dry Eye

Driving By Sound

Are auditory guides a safe alternative for low-vision motorists?
January 18, 2019 •  Low Vision

Optic Nerve Head Tilt Affects VF Defects

Its size and location could help you anticipate characteristics of the defects that occur in myopic NTG.
January 17, 2019 •  Glaucoma, myopia

Soft Contact Lenses Impact Meibomian Gland Morphology

Monitoring for these changes could present a useful screening tool for dysfunction.
January 17, 2019 •  Contact Lenses

Statin Therapy Lowers Diabetic Retinopathy Risk

Study included patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia.
January 17, 2019 •  Diabetes, Retina

Eye Drop May Reduce Sight-threatening Scarring

Protein-infused topical treatment helped clear corneal opacity within 16 days.
January 16, 2019 •  Cornea

Precariously Placed Tubes Cause Long-term Damage

ODs who comanage glaucoma patients should stay alert for corneal encroachment.
January 16, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Visual Field Defects and Anxiety Impact QoL in Glaucoma Patients

Study finds psychological disorders, not visual function, are more relevant.
January 16, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Earlier with OCT-A

Routine screening could change the standard of care.
January 15, 2019 •  Diabetes

OCT Macular Scans Discriminate Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy

Temporal raphe sign shows up in 91% of eyes with GON, a recent study concludes.
January 15, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Retinal Vasculature Measurements Predictors of Cardiometabolic Disease

Vessel changes may be indicative of preclinical phases of disease.
January 15, 2019 •  Retina

Multiple Pregnancies Increases Risk of OAG

New data suggests having three kids at a young age comes with ocular risks.
January 14, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Newly Discovered Biomarker May Show Myopia

Study: ultraviolet-B levels can be tested objectively.
January 14, 2019 •  myopia

Race, Income and Insurance Status Affect Prevalence of Uveitis

African Americans, Medicare and Medicaid patients have higher odds of developing the affliction.
January 14, 2019 •  Systemic Disease

Higher Prevalence of OSA Found in RVO Patients

Sleep apnea increases the risk of blockage, a recent study concludes.
January 11, 2019 •  Retina

Study Reveals Real-world Anti-VEGF Outcomes

DME patients starting ranibizumab had lower gains than those observed in clinical studies.
January 11, 2019 •  Retina

To Sleep, Perchance to… Develop Glaucoma?

Getting 10 or more hours a night can increase risk, a study finds.
January 11, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Long-term Nasal Steroid Use Ramps Up IOP

Researchers recommend glaucoma screenings for allergic rhinitis patients on these meds.
January 10, 2019 •  Glaucoma

POAG Patients Read Slower, Make More Mistakes

The worse the visual field damage, the worse the reading performance, a recent study finds.
January 10, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Study: Blue-blockers Have Little Impact

The devices were as effective as neutral-density filters.
January 10, 2019 •  Ophthalmic Lenses & Dispensary

Colors from Fundus Imagery May Diagnose Glaucoma

A new automated approach could reduce the need for other tests.
January 9, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Study Illuminates Contact Lenses’ Impact on Dry Eyes

Silicone hydrogel materials don’t cause cytokine-driven inflammation.
January 9, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, Dry Eye

Vision Therapy Improves Accommodative Facility

But the jury is still out on its role in decreasing myopia progression.
January 9, 2019 •  myopia, Vision Therapy

Early Anti-VEGF Therapy Rewards Visual Acuity

Researchers find strong associations of age, VA and CNV lesion size with overall visual outcomes one year out.
January 8, 2019 •  Retina

IOP Reduced With Bariatric Surgery

Shedding pounds could also alleviate some pressure.
January 8, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Systemic Disease

Pediatric RRD Outcomes Favor Myopia Etiologies

In a recent study, 92% of such cases achieved successful reattachment.
January 8, 2019 •  myopia, Pediatrics, Retina

Early Anti-VEGF Response Bodes Well for Long-term Effect

Reduced retinal thickness at 12 weeks often translates to better outcomes in the long run.
January 7, 2019 •  Retina

Should You Advise RVO Patients About Increased Cancer Risk?

Researchers found a link that reflects shared risk factors.
January 7, 2019 •  Retina

Understanding How Myopia Takes Root

Fertility treatments and birth month are among the unanticipated associations revealed by a large study.
January 7, 2019 •  myopia

Choroidal Thickness Increases With Diabetes Duration

This measurement could be an important screening tool in children.
January 4, 2019 •  Diabetes

PUK After CXL: Rare But Troubling

New study identifies those most at risk for this complication.
January 4, 2019 •  Cornea

Study Finds Effects of 90˚ and 360˚ SLT Similar

High IOP before therapy was the only predictor of treatment success.
January 4, 2019 •  Glaucoma

Cataract Surgery: Next-day Follow-up Not a Must

Skipping it could lead to significant healthcare savings without compromising patient safety.
January 3, 2019 •  Cataract Surgery

Ohio Vision Bill Gives Optometry More Leeway

ODs and insurers support new legislation.
January 3, 2019 •  Practice Management

No Association Found Between AMD and Sunlight Exposure

Using sunglasses or hats doesn't decrease risk, meta-analysis reveals.
January 3, 2019 •  Retina

Study: Exercise has Little Association with Eye Diseases

Only diabetic retinopathy increases with a sedentary lifestyle.
December 21, 2018 •  Retina

Full Retinal Thickness Thinning Found in Bipolar Disorder Patients

Analysis of sublayers with SS-OCT may be a useful indicator of degeneration and disease progression.
December 21, 2018 •  Retina

AMD Patients, and Caregivers, Suffer From Lower Quality of Life

The condition carries a significant financial and time burden for all, a recent study finds.
December 21, 2018 •  Retina

COPE Committee Brings in Other Stakeholders

Schiotz tonography used for the first time in this type of study.
December 20, 2018 •  Education

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension on the Rise

The diagnosis, which mirrors obesity trends, is more common in areas of social deprivation.
December 20, 2018 •  Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders

School Nurse Screenings Miss the Mark

However, additional vision exams accurately identified most children with CIE.
December 20, 2018 •  Pediatrics

Antivirals Plus Steroids Effective in HZO, Researchers Say

Majority believe treatment combo works for both recent onset and chronic HZO.
December 19, 2018 •  Cornea

Teleophthalmology More Cost Effective Than In-Office Exams

Diabetic retinopathy screenings yielded the greatest savings.
December 19, 2018 •  Technology

Phaco Increases Trabecular Outflow Facility Post Cataract Surgery

Schiotz tonography used for the first time in this type of study.
December 19, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery

Eyelid Hygiene Before LASIK Reduces Dry Eye Symptoms

Positive changes include decrease in MGD severity and increase in tear break-up time.
December 18, 2018 •  Surgery

Impression Cytology Aids in DED Diagnosis

While no single test is foolproof, this technique has the highest sensitivity, a study finds.
December 18, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Study: Cerebrospinal Outflow Slows in Glaucoma

Research adds fuel to popular hypothesis’s fire.
December 18, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Another Breakthrough for Glaucoma Diagnosis

Performing OCT in the prone position will help identify patients suffering from this aggressive, angle-closure disease.
December 17, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Federal Report Backs Expanded Scope Laws

Departments advocate for more indications for optometry.
December 17, 2018 •  Practice Management