Corneal Refractive Power Analysis Predicts Myopia Control Efficacy

Metric developed from changes in SE, asymmetry and astigmatism.

SMILE Incision Size Doesn’t Exacerbate Dry Eye Symptoms

Study recommends larger incision sites when in the learning period of the surgery.

Researchers Hunt for Early Signs of Brain Disease in Corneal Transplant Patients

Study shows the levels of prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob patients’ eyes.

Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency Scoring System Developed

Significant correlation found between scores and central corneal basal epithelial cell density.

Steep Corneas Post-CXL Still at Risk of Keratoconus

Large study reveals higher incidence of post-op progression than previously reported.

Don’t Hold Back on Steroids for Bacterial Keratitis

A high-dosage regimen was linked to better visual outcomes.

Cataract Patients Lose About 20% of Endothelial Cells a Decade Later

Pre-op nuclear firmness and post-op corneal edema were the biggest signifiers.

Keratoconus Progression Greater in Myopes with Central Steepening

This group also had more mid-periphery flattening.

Imaging System Increases Understanding of Tear Film

Researchers integrated OCT with interferometry to reveal the inner workings of the lipid layer

After Keratitis Comes Elevated IOP for Some Patients

Severe corneal infiltration and severe intraocular inflammation predispose secondary ocular hypertension

Upcoming Events

February 15-19, 2019

Annual Winter Ophthalmic Conference
Location: The Westin Snowmass Conference Hotel
Program Chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Leo Semes, OD
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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March 7-10, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando, FL
Location: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Up to 20 CE credits (COPE approval pending)
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2018 Conference Planner

Review of Optometry is pleased to offer this annual guide to live educational events for this year, ranging from local one-day seminars to the national meetings that span multiple days.

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