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Sensory Impairment May Lower Patients’ Motivation to Maintain Their Health

A recent study found that Medicare beneficiaries with vision and/or hearing issues were less likely to confidently know how to manage their condition.
05/24/2022

Ill Effects of Anisometropic Amblyopia Persist into Adulthood

Study shows these patients exhibited slower reading speed, motor skills, visual attention and visual search.
05/24/2022

Diabetes Treatments Can Reduce AMD, POAG Incidence

Metformin and insulin lowered the lifetime risk of these two common age-related eye conditions.
05/24/2022

Contact Lens Wear Contributes to Friction-Induced OSD

Downward pressure during the blink squeezes away the tear film and predisposes the patient to lid wiper epitheliopathy, dryness and discomfort.
05/23/2022

Improved AMD Patient Education Resources Needed

Online materials are easy to understand but hard to put into action, study finds.
05/23/2022

Blue-Light Glasses, Berry Extract Prove Ineffective for Digital Eyestrain

However, dry eye symptoms improved with oral omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.
05/23/2022

Macular OCT Parameters Help More with Later-Stage Glaucoma

Ganglion cell complex thickness and foveal avascular zone measurements were linked to worse VA in POAG.
05/20/2022

Visual Acuity Outcomes in CRVO Unaffected by VEGF Inhibitor Type

In addition, roughly half of patients needed treatment beyond three years despite the choice of drug.
05/20/2022

Moving Stimulus Increases Dynamic Range of Perimetry

This allows reliable testing at locations with more severe damage without the problems caused by increasing size.
05/20/2022

Study Shows High Prevalence of Refractive Errors in Children Born Preterm

Strabismus was also reported in a significant percentage of this patient population.
05/19/2022

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