The News Feed

Timely reports on clinical research, legislative updates and product launches, from the editors of Review of Optometry and RCCL. Stories post each weekday morning.

Photoscreening Can Estimate Amblyogenic Risk

However, study finds proper follow-up necessary to take advantage of early detection.
September 22, 2020

Macular Shape Not a Factor in Retinal Detachment

Myopic patients with a dome-shaped macula remained visually stable over four years.
September 22, 2020

AI DR Screening Effective in Children

This technique was preferred over conventional screening in terms of accuracy and cost to patients.
September 22, 2020

Glasses: A New Barrier to COVID?

Researchers in China believe they have uncovered evidence that eyeglasses confer a significant protection from infection with COVID-19.
September 21, 2020

Study Questions Value of 10-2 Pattern in Glaucoma

The 24-2 test alone may be sufficient to detect defects in the central visual field.
September 21, 2020

NTG: Risks for Contralateral Conversion Revealed

Among patients with unilateral presentations, 19.7% experience fellow-eye changes within five years.
September 21, 2020

Choroidal Thickness Linked with AMD

This metric was positively associated with pigmentary abnormalities and medium drusen.
September 21, 2020

New Genetic Test For AMD

Spot patients early and you can intervene sooner, company says.
September 19, 2020

VR Headset Aims to Ease Visual Field Testing

Mobility helps free up the practice and relax the patient, says manufacturer Olleyes.
September 18, 2020

Autistic Children at Higher Risk of Ocular Disorders

Study shows they are 13.5% more likely to develop conditions such as amblyopia and optic neuropathy.
September 18, 2020

Microvascular Dropout Common in Early POAG

This choroidal change was more than seven times higher in open-angle eyes than those with PACG.
September 18, 2020

Closed-eye Tear Dynamics Play Role in DED

Neutrophils demonstrated increased secondary granule degranulation.
September 18, 2020

Arkansas ODs Victorious Against Referendum

The court rules that the medical lobby didn’t meet the requirements to put the issue on the general-election ballot.
September 17, 2020

Reoperation Rates after RD Vary with Age

Older patients were more likely to need more than one procedure for noncomplex RD repair.
September 17, 2020

Cell Injection Therapy Shows Good Long-term Results

Normal corneal thickness was attained in 10 of 11 eyes at five years.
September 17, 2020

SITA Faster Lags in Reliability

Although the Faster method was quicker, its detection of early glaucoma cases was questionable.
September 17, 2020

DR Treatment May Cause Macular Thinning

Macular pigment density may decrease in proportion to panretinal photocoagulation energy.
September 16, 2020

Researchers Debunk Skin Pigmentation-Glaucoma Link

An objective measurement tool is bringing a long-standing association into question.
September 16, 2020

Customized CXL Receives Good Marks

Corrected distance vision improved from 0.19±0.06 to 0.11±0.04 LogMAR at six months.
September 16, 2020

CL Wear Start Time Not Linked to Discomfort

Waiting to wear your lenses doesn’t necessarily improve comfort.
September 15, 2020

Antidepressant Reduces Corneal Nerve Pain

Nortriptyline was effective in relieving symptoms by as much as 22%.
September 15, 2020

Deep Sclerectomy Effective for OAG

The procedure lowered patients’ IOP by as much as 10mm Hg—long-term.
September 15, 2020

RNFL Thinning Patterns Found In Leber’s

Changes, even at 60 months from onset, in chronic patients suggests the presence of viable RGC.
September 14, 2020

Follow Suspected or Confirmed JIA With Uveitis Screening

Patients at high risk for ocular complications require early consideration of systemic immunosuppressive treatment.
September 14, 2020

Race and Location Risk Factors for Glaucoma Nonadherence

An alarming 43% of pediatric glaucoma patients were lost to tertiary follow-up.
September 14, 2020

Atropine Causes Choroidal Thickening

This indicates that the choroid may be a site of action.
September 11, 2020

OCT Scans Aid GON Diagnosis

More than half of the time, the inner circle scan alone was sufficient.
September 11, 2020

Telehealth Apps Useful In Combat Zones

Soldiers in Afghanistan could return to duty in 54% of consults.
September 11, 2020

P. Mirabilis Implicated in CL-associated MK

New data also suggests 57.1% of these MK patients had poor ocular surface health to begin with.
September 10, 2020

Anxiety/Depression Tied to Glaucoma Diagnosis

Prevalence of anxiety was 32% in suspects, while 33% had depression.
September 10, 2020

Standardized Uveitis Terms Needed for OCT-A

Specialists use significantly different terminology when describing findings.
September 10, 2020

Capillary Loss Linked With Edema Recurrence

Perifoveal capillary ring destruction is more common among those with macular edema recurrence.
September 9, 2020

Blue-blocking Lenses May Diminish Contrast Sensitivity

Lenses with lower transmittance profiles showed greater reductions.
September 9, 2020

DREAM Study Questions the MG-Dry Eye Link

Sjogren syndrome patients had fewer distorted and ghost glands.
September 9, 2020

Scleral Lenses Could Help Infectious Keratitis

These lenses could provide an alternative vehicle for antibiotic.
September 8, 2020

Take Your Vitamins to Ward off Wet AMD

Another look at AREDS data suggests higher intake of multiple nutrients decreased risk of progression.
September 8, 2020

Intracranial Hypertension Linked to Retinal Problems

Ocular issues include choroidal neovascular membrane and macular exudate.
September 8, 2020

Corneal Sensitivity Increases in Contact Lens Discomfort

Eyes become more sensitive to temperature with lens wear.
September 7, 2020

Dementia Patients Fare Well with Cataract Surgery

Study finds these individuals are not at a higher risk for post-op complications.
September 7, 2020

Vitamin D a Predictive Factor in Keratoconus

Decreased levels significantly increase the condition’s probability.
September 7, 2020

DMEK/DSEK Better for Lowering IOP

Study patients’ pressures were higher in PKP patients, as were their need for post-op steroids.
September 4, 2020

AMD Vitamin Labeling Mostly Accurate

Some formulations had different concentrations than recommended by AREDS 2.
September 4, 2020

Sex Hormones Affect Meibomian Glands

Benign prostate hyperplasia is associated with meibomian gland loss and tear film instability.
September 4, 2020

Eye Drops May Skew Keratometry Readings

Astigmatism changed more than 0.50D in 34.4% of dry eyes that used high-viscosity eye drops. Study found central corneal edema was primarily stromal in nature.
September 3, 2020

Variable Retinal Thickness After Anti-VEGF Indicates Trouble

Fluctuations were associated with worse BCVA and the risk of developing fibrosis.
September 3, 2020

OCT-A Lacking with CNV Detection

This imaging modality provided false positives 21.6% of the time in AMD patients.
September 3, 2020

Evidence is Shaky for Eyelid Wipe Efficacy

Long-term costs and potential adverse effects may make you rethink their routine recommendation.
September 2, 2020

Corneal Edema Tied to Fluid Reservoir Increases in Scleral Wear

Study found central corneal edema was primarily stromal in nature.
September 2, 2020

Hemorrhage Location Harbinger of POAG Progression

Reoccurrence at the progression site is tied to faster structural deterioration.
September 2, 2020

Choroid Thickness Linked with Vitamin D

Researchers found decreased measurements in individuals with vitamin deficiency.
September 1, 2020