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Patient Demand for Ophthalmologists Varies Throughout US

Rural areas had a higher unmet need than cities, an analysis of Google searches across states revealed.
October 31, 2023

Asian, Hispanic Groups Underrepresented in Ophthalmology Clinical Trials

Encouragingly, Black populations in research studies were found to be comparable to US Census estimates.
September 29, 2023

AAOph Preferred Practice Patterns Increasingly Opaque on Evidence Levels

While more recent recommendations come from randomized controlled trials—the highest-rated category—a majority do not state the strength of their evidence.
April 5, 2023

Most Ophthalmology Researchers Don’t Disclose Conflicts of Interest

A study found that in medical journal articles, nearly two-thirds reported none and only 1% reported all.
November 3, 2022

Topical Version of Parkinson’s Drug Being Studied for Myopia Control

A Phase I trial finds no evidence of adverse effects from levodopa/carbidopa on ocular tissues.
October 17, 2022

DME, RVO Trials Underrepresent Minority Groups

Although the rate varied by degree for each demographic, Hispanics in particular are poorly reflected in the literature.
October 11, 2022

Stem Cells Help Reveal GA’s Genetic Markers

The molecular signatures could potentially be used for treatment screenings using patient-derived RPE cells.
August 8, 2022

Exercise Habits Do Not Impact Ocular Vessel Stiffness

However, study findings confirmed the effects of aging on ocular circulation.
April 27, 2022

Mental Illness in Children, Teens Associated With Eye Disease

Anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar and depression were risk factors.
March 22, 2022

Higher Resolution Screens May Reduce Digital Eye Strain

They induced less accommodative lag in a recent study.
February 21, 2022