Contact Lenses

Myopia Control: Decisions and Discussions

Follow along with a hypothetical case to learn how to better navigate the options with patients and parents.

Epithelial Thickness Unchanged in Daily CL Wear

Corneal curvature variations were also not detected.

Big Pupils, Big Distortions for Multifocal Wearers

Research may help explain some patients’ contact lens dissatisfaction.

Lid Exfoliation Aids in Contact Lens Comfort

This treatment counteracted negative side effects associated with lens wear.

Minisclerals Pose Visual Challenges Over Time

An increase in post-lens fluid negatively influenced low-contrast visual acuity.

Contact Lenses For Myopia: Benefits Outweigh Risks

Ten years of childhood contact lens wear has a lower likelihood of MK than any risk of visual impairment.

Scleral Lenses May Curb Bacterial Growth

More than 65% of wearers had no conjunctival pathogens vs. 20% of non-lens wearers.

Daily Disposables Cause Minimal Inflammation

By contrast, both hydrogel and silicone hydrogel reusable lenses showed increased cytokine levels.

Handling, Discomfort Top Causes of Scleral Dropout

Still, 73% of patients successfully wore the lenses for more than a year.

Tear Layer Reaction Varies with Scleral Lens Wear

The thickest areas were found in the temporal region.

Upcoming Events

February 14-17, 2020

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Center
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, FAAO, and Leo Semes, OD, FACMO, FAAO
Up to 17 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 16-18, 2020

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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April 18-19, 2020

Optometric Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Society—Austin
Location: Omni Barton Creek
Program Chair: Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS, FAAO
Up to 10 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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