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Blindness from Trachoma Decreasing Globally

The condition still comprises the lion’s share corneal opacity cases, and risk increases with age and female sex, pointing to potential inequity in coverage of surgical services.
March 24, 2023

The Tradeoffs of Ultrathin DSAEK vs. DMEK

The former procedure results in fewer post-op complications while the latter provides superior visual acuity rates and quicker recovery.
March 22, 2023

Immunodeficiency Increases Odds of Recurrent HSV Keratitis

Study found an elevated risk in pediatric patients, in addition to stromal involvement leading to amblyopia and corneal scarring.
March 20, 2023

Good Safety Profile Found in Pediatric Soft Contact Lens Wear

Children weren’t at greater risk for infection compared with adults, adding another point for this modality as a strong choice for myopia management.
March 10, 2023

Contrast Balancing Partially Helps Stereoacuity in Asymmetric Keratoconus

Syncing the contrast input to both eyes may reduce losses in this aspect of vision.
March 6, 2023

Norepinephrine Promotes Corneal Riboflavin Infiltration

This may improve the results of transepithelial crosslinking, researchers say.
March 1, 2023

Air Pollution Can Cause DED-related Inflammation

The toxic reaction of small particulate matter was mainly found on the ocular surface and corneal epithelial cells.
February 21, 2023

Customized Crosslinking Procedure Yields Positive Keratoconus Results

Excimer laser-assisted epithelium removal and topography-guided irradiation significantly improved visual acuity and stabilized disease progression.
February 16, 2023

Viral Keratitis Most Common Indication for Corneal Transplantation

Bacterial and Acanthamoeba were the next indicators, according to a recent study.
February 9, 2023

Blood Riboflavin Levels Significantly Lower in Keratoconus

However, this study found no differences in the amount of homocysteine, vitamin B12 or folic acid between patients and controls.
February 8, 2023