Pediatrics

Optometrists Play Key Role in Pediatric Referral

To improve efficiency in the healthcare system, a recent analysis argues these specialists should be relied on more, as their diagnostic accuracy was shown to be better than that of GPs and pediatricians.
10/19/2022

Topical Antibiotic Effective in Pediatric Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

However, placebo drops also seemed to have a therapeutic effect compared with no intervention.
10/17/2022

Consumer Product-related Pediatric Eye Injury Shows Decreasing Trend

Injuries remain common from golf, non-powder firearms and recreational sports, prompting more prevention efforts, study shows.
10/10/2022

Study Documents Indirect Effects of COVID-19 on Pediatric Eye Care

Kids have not received adequate eye care; less were reported to see a specialist for regular screenings and more reported vision issues even while wearing glasses since 2019.
10/05/2022

Study Identifies Common Eye Abnormalities in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Among the most prevalent were short palpebral fissure length, visual impairment and epicanthus.
09/19/2022

Laser Refractive Surgery in Kids May Mitigate Amblyopia

While not a perfect solution, a review study by the Academy of Ophthalmology found that it may yield some improvement, though long-term safety data is lacking.
08/24/2022

Youth with Diabetes at Risk of Early Retinal Complications

These include increased total retinal and inner retinal thickness in the central subfield that correlates with HbA1c and fasting glucose, as shown on OCT.
07/06/2022

OCT-A Can Assess Retinal Perfusion in Children With Amblyopia

Macular vessel density of the superficial capillary plexus is lower among these patients.
06/29/2022

Just One Hour of Smartphone Use Causes Ocular Discomfort in Kids

Blink rate decreased and interblink interval increased within the first minute of gaming on the device.
06/10/2022

Immunomodulatory Therapy Needed to Treat Pediatric Anterior Uveitis

Study shows early use is key to reducing complications and improving visual outcomes.
06/03/2022

Upcoming Events

December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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