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Optometrists Play Key Role in Pediatric Referral

To improve efficiency in the healthcare system, a recent analysis argues these specialists should be relied on more, as their diagnostic accuracy was shown to be better than that of GPs and pediatricians.
October 19, 2022

Topical Antibiotic Effective in Pediatric Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

However, placebo drops also seemed to have a therapeutic effect compared with no intervention.
October 17, 2022

Consumer Product-related Pediatric Eye Injury Shows Decreasing Trend

Injuries remain common from golf, non-powder firearms and recreational sports, prompting more prevention efforts, study shows.
October 10, 2022

Study Documents Indirect Effects of COVID-19 on Pediatric Eye Care

Kids have not received adequate eye care; less were reported to see a specialist for regular screenings and more reported vision issues even while wearing glasses since 2019.
October 5, 2022

Study Identifies Common Eye Abnormalities in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Among the most prevalent were short palpebral fissure length, visual impairment and epicanthus.
September 19, 2022

Laser Refractive Surgery in Kids May Mitigate Amblyopia

While not a perfect solution, a review study by the Academy of Ophthalmology found that it may yield some improvement, though long-term safety data is lacking.
August 24, 2022

Youth with Diabetes at Risk of Early Retinal Complications

These include increased total retinal and inner retinal thickness in the central subfield that correlates with HbA1c and fasting glucose, as shown on OCT.
July 6, 2022

OCT-A Can Assess Retinal Perfusion in Children With Amblyopia

Macular vessel density of the superficial capillary plexus is lower among these patients.
June 29, 2022

Just One Hour of Smartphone Use Causes Ocular Discomfort in Kids

Blink rate decreased and interblink interval increased within the first minute of gaming on the device.
June 10, 2022

Immunomodulatory Therapy Needed to Treat Pediatric Anterior Uveitis

Study shows early use is key to reducing complications and improving visual outcomes.
June 3, 2022