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Hormone Therapy Harms Ocular Surface

Aromatase inhibitors linked to increased eye pain and reduced meibum expressibility.
November 12, 2019 •  Dry Eye, Systemic Disease, News

Vision Screening Catches Pediatric Refractive Errors

Astigmatism tops the list of the vision problems kids face, with hyperopia also common.
November 12, 2019 •  Pediatrics, News, Vision

Time of Day Matters with OCT Parameters

Optic nerve measures vary between morning and night, throwing off repeatability.
November 12, 2019 •  Diagnostics, News

In Vivo Confocal Microscopy Improves Corneal Diagnosis

For patients with a rare genetic disorder, the newer technology is superior to slit lamp exams.
November 11, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Skip 10-2 VF Testing for Early Glaucoma

The test pattern provides little additional clinical value when watching for progression., study says.
November 11, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Fasting Causes Adverse Ocular Changes

OCT-A images picked up physiological alterations among healthy patients.
November 11, 2019 •  Retina, Diagnostics, News

Skipping Meds Worsens Glaucomatous Vision Loss

Research shows an association between patients who slack on using their drops and shrinking field results.
November 8, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Scleral Lens Wear Increases Corneal Thickness

This modality creates hypoxic conditions that promote a small amount of edema, a study says.
November 8, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, Glaucoma, News

Scleral Vault Implicated in Bleb Formation

Excessive clearance could lead to less oxygen and more carbon dioxide.
November 8, 2019 •  Contact Lenses, Cornea, News

AI Detects Changes Before Diabetic Retinopathy

Tracking the presence or absence as well as spacing of capillaries could improve disease detection.
November 7, 2019 •  Diabetes, Technology, News

Age, Optic Disc Predict Multiple Hemifield Defects

At eight years, nearly 42% of patients had involvement in the opposite hemifield.
November 7, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Sustained Gazing Slows Reading in Dry Eye Patients

These patients’ reading slowed by about 10 words per minute after a period of silent reading.
November 7, 2019 •  Dry Eye, News

Study Guides Anti-VEGF Decisions

The drug had the greatest impact on women with DME and those with diffuse retinal thickening.
November 6, 2019 •  Diabetes, News

Trail Runner Contracts Rare Eye Parasite

Commonly found in cows, T. gulosa could be making its way to humans.
November 6, 2019 •  Retina, News

Treat MRSA Keratitis with Less for Longer

Still, a 5% dosage of vancomycin was found to be most effective.
November 6, 2019 •  Cornea, News

OCT in Glaucoma: Mind Your Membranes

The imaging device may not be the best option when patients have an ERM.
November 5, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Diagnostics, News

Povidone-Iodine Quashes Adenovirus

A single dose administered in-office lowered signs, symptoms and viral titers.
November 5, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Retina Safe from CXL’s UVA Radiation

The current protocol keeps exposure below the damage threshold.
November 5, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Vision Therapy Only Works So Well

While vergence and accommodative treatment has positive effects, it does not affect reading comprehension skills.
November 4, 2019 •  Vision Therapy, News

CXL Linked to Keratocyte Changes

This increases the risk of corneal opacification and perforation post-procedure.
November 4, 2019 •  Cornea, News

Study: MLT Leaves Cornea Intact

A single session of the laser treatment lowers IOP, but doesn’t wound the cornea.
November 4, 2019 •  Cornea, Glaucoma, News

A Helping Hand For Scleral Design

New software tool automates some of the trickier responsibilities.
November 1, 2019 •  Products, Contact Lenses, News

Opt for En Face OCT to ID Glaucoma

Deviation maps misidentified RNFL defects almost 19% of the time.
November 1, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Glaucoma, News

Secondhand Smoke Adversely Affects Kids’ Eyes

Each additional family smoker thinned the choroid by at least 5μm.
November 1, 2019 •  Pediatrics, Retina, News

Adverse Events Low in Refractive Surgery

Most patients are satisfied with the vision-correcting procedures.
November 1, 2019 •  Cataract and Refractive Surgery, News

Proliferative DR Patients at Risk for Endothelial Decompensation

Additional measures should be taken to reduce this threat prior to intraocular surgery.
October 31, 2019 •  Cornea, Diabetes, News

Wet AMD Eyes See Better When Treated in Tandem

Sequentially treated eyes had better visual acuity after two years of anti-VEGF treatment.
October 31, 2019 •  Retina, News

Anti-VEGF May Prompt Glaucoma Progression

More than 28% of glaucoma/OHT patients needed surgery or laser after injections.
October 31, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Look Out for Kidney Disease in Glaucoma Patients

Both conditions may share a common pathogenic mechanism, study suggests.
October 30, 2019 •  Glaucoma, Systemic Disease, News

Steroids Lay Groundwork For Fungal Infection

Investigators link the topical drug’s use to disease severity.
October 30, 2019 •  Pharmaceuticals, News

Myopia Control: Every Diopter Matters

Lowering a patient’s refractive error by 1D can save them up to a year of visual impairment.
October 30, 2019 •  myopia, Pediatrics, Vision, News

Anti-VEGFs Neck-and-neck Three Years In

Wet AMD patients treated with either ranibizumab or aflibercept achieved similar visual outcomes.
October 29, 2019 •  Retina, News

Binocular Therapy Met with Skepticism

Smaller cases revealed more promising results, but two large and rigorous trials showed inferior performance.
October 29, 2019 •  Vision, News, Research

Take a Break to Ease Myopia

Looking up from work or play every half hour has a preventive effect on young eyes.
October 29, 2019 •  myopia, News, Pediatrics

Ten Years on, AMD Patients Doing OK

With treatment, these compromised eyes are testing well a full decade later.
October 28, 2019 •  Retina, News

Body Position Changes Spike IOP

This could lead to false readings if measurements aren’t taken in a timely fashion.
October 28, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Biologics Make it into Dry Eye Drops

A new class of biologic therapy could shift the treatment paradigm.
October 28, 2019 •  Dry Eye, News

HZO On the Rise

Study reported a 3.6% jump in new cases despite widespread vaccination.
October 25, 2019 •  Cornea, Systemic Disease, News

California Looks to Dim Blue Lights

Legislation aims to shade children from effects of glowing screens.
October 25, 2019 •  Practice Management, Technology, News

Digital Specs Improve Visual Awareness

The new tech helped identify hazardous objects by enlarging the functional field of view.
October 25, 2019 •  Vision, News, Technology

Early Marker May Predict Ortho-K Success

The greater the refractive shift by one month predicts long-term outcomes.
October 24, 2019 •  myopia, Cornea, News

Glaucoma Compliance: Cheaper Than You Think

The lifetime cost was about $10,000 more for patients who took their meds regularly.
October 24, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Glaucoma Linked to Cognitive Decline

Patients scored lower on memory tests, indicating the need for intervention.
October 24, 2019 •  Glaucoma, News

Early Meds Ward Off Surgery in Kids with Uveitis

Methotrexate taken within six months of diagnosis reduced risk.
October 23, 2019 •  Pediatrics, Pharmaceuticals, Systemic Disease, News

Monitor CRVO Closely During Anti-VEGF Therapy

Despite improvement in the first six months, no VA and subfield thickness differences were observed at 24 months.
October 23, 2019 •  Retina, News

Firearm Injuries Lead to Permanent Vision Loss in Youth

Black American male children are at the greatest risk of irreversible damage.
October 23, 2019 •  Pediatrics, Vision, News

Researchers Pinpoint Neuroretinal Rim Influences

Values were affected by age and race, but not by sex.
October 22, 2019 •  Diagnostics, Glaucoma

Smoking Cessation Lowers AMD Risk

A later age of onset found in past smokers suggests potential for reversibility.
October 22, 2019 •  Retina

Standard CXL Still the Way to Go

Other techniques prove less effective in controlling keratoconus.
October 22, 2019 •  Cornea

AMD Protection That’s Easy to Swallow

New vitamin delivers tried-and-true formula without the discomfort, says manufacturer.
October 21, 2019 •  Products