Allergies, Atopic Disease Linked to Higher CXL Failure Rate

While only 1.2% of keratoconic eyes required either repeat treatment or corneal graft surgery, the procedure’s failure was more likely to occur with these factors in the patient history.

Dry Eye: Matching Patients and Treatments

Experts present real cases and offer direction on management strategies and considerations for dealing with various types of ocular surface disease.

ARVO Study Compares Effectiveness of 13 Artificial Tears

There was no hands-down winner. The findings emphasized the importance of tailoring treatment based on individual patient characteristics.

Smaller Back Optic Zone Diameter Improves Ortho-K Results

A 5mm design induced a greater corneal power shift than a 6mm version, with corresponding better effects on axial length growth in a recent ARVO paper.

Punctal Plug Alternative to CXL on the Horizon?

Inserts imbued with copper were shown to enhance lysyl oxidase activity. Early results look promising and will continue to receive development in hopes of eventual commercialization.

Corneal Edema Post-Cataract More Common in Diabetic Patients

Age, disease status and race/ethnicity were linked to higher risk of issues after surgery.

DREAM Study Cohort Shows Dry Eye Test Repeatability Needs Improvement

Corneal and conjunctival staining scores were the most reliably consistent tests, while tear break-up time was the least.

Topical Insulin Eyedrops May Aid Corneal Healing

Re-epithelialization was faster and more successful with the treatment vs. conventional methods. Studies found positive effects in cases used for neurotrophic keratitis and ulcers.

B+L Launches New Scleral Lens for Advanced Corneal Conditions

With the Zenlens Echo, clinicians can specify numerous parameters using a slit lamp, OCT and profilometer, the company says.

Corneal Complications Common in Pediatric Patients With Herpetic Keratoconjunctivitis

An ARVO paper focusing on ocular surface conditions in kids also shows high-potency corticosteroids were used most often in blepharokeratoconjunctivitis.

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