Refraction

SMILE, LASIK Have Similar Efficacy for Astigmatism Correction

However, a recent meta-analysis found that the former showed a greater undercorrection and more residual astigmatism.
11/23/2022

Axis of Astigmatism Can Be Changed by Mask Wear

It’s possible that rigid facial coverings induce compressive force on the lower eyelid, changing corneal shape, a team speculates.
11/23/2022

Optical Factors Decrease Myopes’ Vision Regardless of Pathologic Lesions

Astigmatism in particular was found to affect visual acuity.
10/18/2022

Refractive Errors and Strabismus Top Causes of Headaches in Children

These, along with other more serious ocular conditions, are likely the culprit in about a quarter of cases.
09/23/2022

Traditional Cycloplegic Refraction Remains Most Precise

Though some non-cycloplegic approaches may be useful in certain patients, the gold standard approach still produces the best results overall.
08/04/2022

The Stars in Our Eyes

Take a look at the spatial insight that the Van Orden star can offer.
06/15/2022

Three Sides to Every Survey

This patient history tool is simple to implement yet significant for outcomes.
04/15/2022

Angle Kappa May Affect Diagnostic Accuracy in Refractive Surgery Patients

Using a best-fit toric ellipse map or performing ancillary testing may help to exclude ectasia in those with larger measurements.
04/13/2022

SE Difference Less Than 1D Common With Non-Cycloplegic Refraction

Recent finding provides more insight into this young patient demographic.
03/14/2022

Majority of Glasses Rechecks Due to Poor Quality Refractions

Continuing development and training regarding the basics of prescribing is needed, researchers suggest.
02/17/2022

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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