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.

Ill Effects of Anisometropic Amblyopia Persist into Adulthood

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

Diabetes Treatments Can Reduce AMD, POAG Incidence

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

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.

Improved AMD Patient Education Resources Needed

Online materials are easy to understand but hard to put into action, study finds.

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

However, dry eye symptoms improved with oral omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.

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.

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.

Moving Stimulus Increases Dynamic Range of Perimetry

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

Study Shows High Prevalence of Refractive Errors in Children Born Preterm

Strabismus was also reported in a significant percentage of this patient population.

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