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.

Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis Increases KCN Risk

These patients are 2.25 times more likely than eyes without AKC to develop keratoconus.
July 7, 2020

ROCK Inhibitor Improves Fuchs’ Outcomes

This approach may help treat patients in the early stages of the condition.
July 7, 2020

Sleep Apnea Increases CSC Risk

Males in their 50s and 60s may be good candidates for a sleep study.
July 7, 2020

Hoster Succeeds Henne as Publisher of the Review Group

The 13-year veteran of the company assumes the new role following Mr. Henne's retirement.
July 7, 2020

Derm Drug May Work Against Corneal Infiltrates

When subepithelial infiltrates resist immunosuppressive measures, topical tacrolimus 0.03% may help.
July 6, 2020

Low Risk of Post-EK Complications

Those undergoing surgery for a prior failed graft had the highest rate of adverse effects.
July 6, 2020

Researchers One Step Closer to Drug Delivery Lenses

Study finds gelatin methacrylate a biocompatible material suitable for delivering therapeutics.
July 6, 2020

Dry Eye Most Burdensome Symptom in Sjögren’s

Women, the unemployed and those with corneal scarring more likely to have severe ocular complaints.
July 3, 2020

Low Albumin May Ward off Ocular Effects in Kidney Disease

Aggressive treatment might prevent the progression of DR.
July 3, 2020

Limbus Helps Reduce Peripheral Swelling in CL Wearers

Study found a lower oxygen demand at the periphery of the cornea vs. the center.
July 3, 2020

Iowa Gains Expanded Scope of Practice

Optometrists in the Hawkeye State won a long-fought battle to treat patients with injectable meds—including Botox.
July 2, 2020

Eyes May Hold Clues to Kidney Disease Diagnosis

Renal patients had higher arterial oxygen saturation than healthy individuals.
July 2, 2020

Large Study Debunks Target IOP Rule of Thumb

Aiming to get pressure under 21mm Hg is too simplistic an approach, a retrospective review says.
July 2, 2020

OCT Reveals Long-term Effects of Glaucoma Drops

Prostaglandin analogs linked to conjunctival weakening in new study.
July 1, 2020

IOP Spikes Minimal with Anti-VEGF Use

Eyes with preexisting glaucoma had more IOP elevations at 12 and 24 months.
July 1, 2020

Genetics Hamper Anti-VEGF Outcomes in DME

Differences in six genes was linked with sub-par outcomes.
July 1, 2020

Injections Raise Risk of Recurrent Endophthalmitis

The cumulative number of treatments may be an independent risk factor, study suggests.
June 30, 2020

Atropine Cessation Leads to Rebound

Long-term treatment with any of three concentrations achieved a sustained effect in patients.
June 30, 2020

AI-assisted DR Screening Reduces Referrals

A new system demonstrated 100% sensitivity in detecting an abnormal result.
June 30, 2020

Optic Disc Hemorrhage Precedes NTG Progression

Patients have a 31% risk of this complication after five years of no treatment.
June 29, 2020

Study Makes Case For High-dose Atropine

Researchers believe it’s a good option when strict myopia control is needed.
June 29, 2020

Early-onset Cataract Carries Higher Risk of Tinnitus

These patients are also more likely to experience vertigo, insomnia, anxiety and hearing loss.
June 29, 2020

Specialty Lenses Alter Eye Structure in Keratoconus

Study finds distinct scleral and corneal peripheral changes.
June 26, 2020

Uveitis and CME Rare After PGA Use

Study suggests the drug class could be safely used in non-surgical patients.
June 26, 2020

FTC Finalizes Hot Button Contact Lens Rule

Prescribers will now have to document and confirm patients received their prescriptions.
June 26, 2020

Pre-op OCT May Predict Post-op Visual Recovery

Retinal features point to long-term visual outcomes following pituitary tumor removal.
June 25, 2020

Trend-based Analysis Beats Out “Rule of Five”

At five years, the new OCT method identified significantly more progressors.
June 25, 2020

Retinal Thickness Maps May Help Detect HCQ Retinopathy

This OCT tool promises a quick, objective assessment of the damaged area.
June 25, 2020

Corneal Staining Linked to Reading, Driving Issues in DED

The impact on reading speed increased with visual straining tasks in DED patients.
June 24, 2020

Severe Sleep Apnea Leads to Corneal Changes

Study suggests intraocular procedures should be done with caution in these individuals.
June 24, 2020

Real-world Results Support Anti-VEGF for Macular Edema

This treatment won out over intravitreal dexamethasone and macular laser.
June 24, 2020

High Baseline IOP Related to Better Cataract Outcomes

Patients are more likely to achieve sustained reduction post-op.
June 23, 2020

Telltale Retinal Changes Precede Myopia Development

Predictive models may help identify the condition’s incidence and progression.
June 23, 2020

Astaxanthin Improves DED Signs and Symptoms

The carotene inhibits inflammation associated with numerous diseases.
June 23, 2020

Corneal Changes in Kids with Uveitis Linked to Surgery

Preventing complications that require intraocular treatment may minimize long-term damage.
June 22, 2020

Cataract Surgery May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

The protective effect was strongest within the first five years post-op.
June 22, 2020

Optic Disc Hemorrhage a Bad Omen for Glaucoma

Those with the complication in more than one sector had significantly worse visual field progression.
June 22, 2020

Research Questions Vitamin A’s Role in Myopia

New data suggests increased intake in childhood does little to stave off the condition in young adulthood.
June 19, 2020

Research Suggests New Screening Intervals for Diabetes

Patients without DR may be safe with screening appointments as far out as every four years.
June 19, 2020

Retinopathy Progression Tied to Uptick in Cardiovascular Issues

Investigation found retinal-vascular pathology was associated with macrovascular disease.
June 19, 2020

Kids Do Well With Limbal Stem Cell Transplant

Still, 25% of eyes in the study had either total or partial surface failure.
June 18, 2020

Corneal and Lens Power Unchanged by Atropine

Measures remained stable with 0.5%, 0.025% and 0.01% concentrations.
June 18, 2020

NSAIDs Improve Post-cataract Results

Dropless surgery, however, was less effective at controlling inflammation.
June 18, 2020

Beovu Receives Updated Label

The company includes additional safety information based on recent findings.
June 17, 2020

OCT-A Tops SD-OCT in Detecting Early NV

Imaging technique got good marks for monitoring patients with MacTel.
June 17, 2020

Scanning-Slit Topography Overestimates CCT for DR

Researchers highlight the non-contact value of OCT.
June 17, 2020

Exercise Intensity Reduces Glaucoma Odds

Patients who were more active had a substantially reduced risk of developing the condition.
June 16, 2020

Implanted IOP Sensor Confirms Seasonal Variations

Measurements are higher in winter months as well as on Wednesdays, compared with other days of the week.
June 16, 2020

RNFL a Key Measure for Glaucoma, Researchers Find

Imaging this structure can help distinguish health from glaucoma patients.
June 16, 2020

Dendritiform Cell Density Increases in Early Dry Eye

Changes within the structure may foretell disease, study shows.
June 15, 2020