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Glowing Contact Lens Could Stave off DR Damage

One graduate student is thinking outside the box to fight this sight-threatening condition.
April 26, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Diabetes, Retina

Optometrists Key Players in Diabetes Care

Practitioner collaboration can influence patient outcomes.
April 26, 2018 •  Diabetes, Research

Diurnal Vessel Density Changes Not Linked to IOP

OCT-A debunks this common theory in glaucoma care.
April 26, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Research

Easier Vision Screening For Seniors

A software upgrade advances early detection of vision loss regardless of age or pupil size.
April 25, 2018 •  Products, Vision

Conjunctival Protrusions Don’t Rule Out Sclerals

Do you fit these specialty lenses? Here’s how to add a notch with ease.
April 25, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Products

Corneal Inlay Boosts Vision Post-refractive Surgery

Research found these patients show steady improvement over two years.
April 25, 2018 •  Cornea, Surgery

DR, AMD and Glaucoma all Classified with AI

New studies show promise for detecting many ocular conditions with deep learning.
April 25, 2018 •  Diabetes, Glaucoma, Retina, Technology

Mobility Test May Detect Retinal Dystrophy Changes

A new testing modality differentiated visually impaired from control populations.
April 25, 2018 •  Research, Retina

Mental Health May Explain Dry Eye Pain

Emotional and physical pain can worsen ocular symptoms.
April 24, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Sustained Glaucoma Treatment Acceptable, Patients Say

…but only if it eliminates surgery or works better than drops.
April 24, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Pharmaceuticals

Meibography May Work Best in Upper Lid

Changes noted there correlate better with ocular surface status, say researchers.
April 24, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Research

Seeing Sclerals in a New Light

A software add-on helps contact lens specialists visualize the optimal fit.
April 23, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Cornea, Products

DED May Share Pathophysiology with TBI

A five-year retrospective review finds comorbidity and commonality.
April 23, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Neuro

Monitoring Glaucoma in KPro Patients

Research suggests overcoming hurdles to monitoring is crucial.
April 23, 2018 •  Cornea, Glaucoma

Neonatal Caffeine Therapy: Positive Outcomes

A follow-up study in Pediatrics examined 11-year-old patients.
April 23, 2018 •  Pediatrics, Research

Glaucoma Treatment While You Sleep

News for 4/20: a drug delivery system using a cannabis compound shows promise.
April 20, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Research

Ocular Insert: A Step Toward Dropping Drops

New delivery method may bypass patient compliance with topical therapy.
April 20, 2018 •  Pharmaceuticals, Research, Technology

Scleritis New Target of Iontophoretic Drug Delivery

This novel approach could improve results of dexamethasone therapy.
April 20, 2018 •  Pharmaceuticals, Research

More Time with Low Vision Patients Boosts Recovery

The extra effort justifies the hassle, new study finds.
April 19, 2018 •  Low Vision, Retina

10-Year Follow Up Shows Continued CXL Promise

Nearly 80% of pediatric patients remain stable a decade after the procedure.
April 19, 2018 •  Cornea, Surgery

DRCR Studies Confirm the Primacy of Anti-VEGF in Diabetic Eye Disease

Eylea offers an edge and Lucentis stabilized vision better than laser, but adding steroids showed no increased benefit.
April 19, 2018 •  Diabetes, Research

A Phone-friendly Progressive Lens

Device addicts get a spectacle correction that accommodates their needs.
April 18, 2018 •  Products, Technology

Scleral Lens Case Receives Approval

Launch of first case specifically designed for this lens modality.
April 18, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Products

OCT-A Pinpoints Irregularities in Best Disease

This diagnostic approach reveals possible new screening targets.
April 18, 2018 •  Retina

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don’t Aid Dry Eye Management

Results from the DREAM study don’t show much promise for this supplement in dry eye treatment.
April 18, 2018 •  Dry Eye

Opternative Expands By Working With ODs

New regulations on online refractive exams haven’t limited the company’s growth.
April 18, 2018 •  Refraction, Technology

Academy 2018 Education Announced

This year’s lineup includes updates on retinal degenerative disease, ocular imaging and more.
April 17, 2018 •  Continuing Education, Meetings

New Shades, Two-Packs Available for Air Optix Colors

Alcon added a gemstone collection and two-count packs of lenses to encourage exploration.
April 17, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Products

Cosmetics May Contribute to Eye Toxicity

According to research, BAK and formaldehyde preservatives in cosmetics can kill ocular cells.
April 17, 2018 •  Cornea

A Boost for Tear Film Osmolarity

Certain contact lens modalities may be beneficial for these values, research shows.
April 17, 2018 •  Contact Lenses and Solutions

Hope For Noninvasive ICP Monitoring

Often overlooked, the "other" pressure at play in glaucoma is finally getting its due.
April 16, 2018 •  Diagnostics, Glaucoma

Haitian Optometry School Plants Seeds for Licensing

The groups establishing the institution are also pushing for legal recognition.
April 16, 2018 •  Education

Concerns of FDA’s Health App Pre-cert Program

Some experts worry safety and efficacy are overlooked in the process.
April 16, 2018 •  Technology

Swept-source vs. spectral-domain OCT for Post-op Visualization

SS-OCT shows superiority for a number of conditions.
April 15, 2018 •  Surgery, Technology

Stem Cells Reverse AMD Effects

Patients with severe AMD showed positive outcomes with stem cell implantation.
April 14, 2018 •  Research, Retina

New Punctal Plug Inserter

A pen-style tool designed to make occlusion easier.
April 13, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Products

TrueTear Officially Launches

The intranasal neurostimulation device, designed to help increase tear production, is now available.
April 13, 2018 •  Products, Dry Eye

OCT Reveals Ocular Changes in Astronauts

ISS team members presented with disc edema-like changes after returning to Earth.
April 13, 2018 •  Research

Birth Weight a Predictor for Future Eye Disease

Asking patients about this might shed light on their adult refractive status.
April 13, 2018 •  Research, Refraction

Haiti Launches Optometry School

Eye care will now be taught by the island nation’s top university.
April 13, 2018 •  Education

Artificial Intelligence Takes on Diabetic Retinopathy

Screening has officially gone high-tech—and beyond the eye care community.
April 12, 2018 •  Diabetes, Retina, Technology

Keratograph vs. TBUT for Dry Eye Detection

A new study suggests one could have an edge in diagnosis.
April 12, 2018 •  Diagnostics, Dry Eye

Cataract Surgery Safe Post-Ebola

Survivors may now have access to the vision-restoring effects of this procedure, a new study finds.
April 12, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery

Refer the Trap Door

Research suggests a new referral timeline for patients with this type of orbital blowout fracture.
April 12, 2018 •  Surgery

Dark Adaptation Testing Selected for AMD Study Endpoint

A five-year study sets out to explore new outcome measures.
April 11, 2018 •  Products, Retina

New Dry Eye Drop Hits the Market

A propylene glycol artificial tear designed for use in all affected patients.
April 11, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Products

Clinical Acumen Boosts AI Accuracy

Researchers found that using a small set of DR cases graded by specialists can improve the AI algorithm.
April 11, 2018 •  Retina, Technology

Virginia ODs Enjoy Expanded Scope of Practice

Injections for chalazia treatment are now in the optometric toolbox.
April 11, 2018 •  Pharmaceuticals, Practice Management

Lateral Eyelid Coupling Improves Facial Paralysis

This unique procedure may help alleviate dry eye sequelae.
April 11, 2018 •  Eyelids

Over-refraction in a Multifocal CL Similar to Spectacle Correction

This simple technique may improve myopia in children.
April 11, 2018 •  Contact Lenses