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.

Some CXL Techniques Lead to Less Corneal Haze

In the first six months, patients who had a particular procedure experienced more disturbances.
April 7, 2020

VR Exercises Excellent for Convergence Insufficiency

Study notes gaming strategy increased compliance.
April 7, 2020

Convergence Amplitude Affects Stereoacuity in Children

These patients face binocular alignment issues that interfere with their ability to complete near work.
April 7, 2020

Amniotic Membrane A Vision Saver for SJS Patients

MGD and dry eye complications still prevalent in most long-term study patients.
April 6, 2020

Midday Fogging Rates Remain Stable

This phenomenon could be due largely to ocular surface inflammation caused by scleral lens wear.
April 6, 2020

Microvasculature Can Foretell Glaucoma Development

OCT-A offers early insight into structural changes.
April 6, 2020

ODs Recalibrate Due to COVID-19 Closures

Many are turning to telehealth and emergency-only visits to ensure minimal disruption of care.
April 3, 2020

Glaucoma, Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Linked

The risk of XFG increases by 40% for those with this type of cancer.
April 3, 2020

Small Number of Patients With OHT Convert to POAG

Patients may require less intensive follow-up care, reducing the economic burden.
April 3, 2020

Eyecare Providers Can Limit COVID-19 Exposure

Singapore provides suggestions to help clinics avoid transmission.
April 2, 2020

More than Half of DR Patients Skip Appointments

Study found insurance status was the main cause.
April 2, 2020

Posture Instability Tied to Changes in Fusional Vergence

Diplopia didn’t appear to be a factor.
April 2, 2020

Anti-VEGF Eyes at Risk for Progression to GA

After two years of treatment, more than half of eyes developed disease precursors of retinal hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.
April 1, 2020

Tears Hold Key to Simple Sjögren’s Diagnosis

Biomarker can help distinguish dry eye etiology due to autoimmune disease.
April 1, 2020

Daily Disposables Lower Tear Osmolarity

Monthly wearers benefited the most when they switched to daily disposables.
April 1, 2020

VR May Explain Vision Problems from Glaucoma

Five simulations demonstrated that a patient’s vision-related disability depends on lighting condition and task.
March 31, 2020

Widefield OCT-A Successful in DR Detection

Two studies show 12×12mm scans centered on the fovea and the optic disc may offer the best imaging option.
March 31, 2020

Technology Can Improve Keratoconus Staging

Videokeratography can help better distinguish disease progression.
March 31, 2020

Tear Protein Markers Help ID Dry Eye

Study: Biometric can be more useful that Schirmer test.
March 30, 2020

RNFL and Choroid Thinning Found with Malnourishment

SD-OCT screening identifies correlation between decreased thickness and severity.
March 30, 2020

GA Lesions Impair Choriocapillaris Flow

This interruption could help predict geographic atrophy progression.
March 30, 2020

DED Associated with Lower Vitamin D

Decreased levels significantly correlated with high OSDI scores.
March 27, 2020

Macular Thickness Linked to Parapapillary Atrophy in Myopes

New tech is helping identify disease on a smaller scale.
March 27, 2020

Seemingly Fine CL Wearers May Have Health Woes

Study found 52% of patients had at least one undiagnosed issue.
March 27, 2020

Expect Macular Thickening in Early DR Eyes Post-op

Study found persistent inflammation after the minimally invasive procedure.
March 26, 2020

IOP Readings Over Bandage Lenses Possible

Eye pressure measurements were about the same with and without the protective lenses.
March 26, 2020

TBI’s Visual Effects Explained

These patients experience changes in accommodation and stereopsis.
March 26, 2020

Scleral Lens Reservoirs Harbor Inflammatory Markers

Other inflammation markers, including IL-4 and IL-8, had only modest upticks.
March 25, 2020

Anti-VEGF Treatment On the Rise for DME

The newest front-line option is providing better vision and slower progression.
March 25, 2020

Multimodal Imaging Exposes Drusen Prevalence

Risk factors include age, choroidal thinning and genetic background.
March 25, 2020

Warming Masks Can Ease CL Discomfort

Dry eye parameters were the same for participants who used compresses and those who used drops.
March 24, 2020

More US Adults at High Risk for Vision Loss

Even though more people are seeing their eye doctor, they can’t afford corrective lenses.
March 24, 2020

Glaucoma Surgery Post-op Reoperations Low

Retrospective study determines early indications include wound leak and tube shunt-related issues.
March 24, 2020

Lupus Patients at Greater Risk of Ocular Issues

New study explains the comprehensive impact of SLE on the eyes.
March 23, 2020

Melatonin Secretion Linked to Cataract Surgery

Increased light perception post-op may better align the internal biological rhythm with the external environment.
March 23, 2020

New VF Cluster Map Corresponds With BMO-MRA

This tool details the structure-function relationship between the optic nerve head and VF in patients with open-angle glaucoma.
March 23, 2020

Industry Experts Band Together to Help OD Practices Recover

Online townhall will tap eyecare’s best and brightest for guidance on how to weather the coronavirus pandemic—and then rebound.
March 22, 2020

Autologous Serum Efficacy Clarified

This treatment option may not work as well in cases of dry eye associated with systemic disease.
March 20, 2020

Reading Ability Measures ERM Peel Success

Traditional metrics less effective at evaluating surgery, researchers say.
March 20, 2020

Anti-VEGF: The Longer, the Better

Although initial gains were sometimes slow, most wet AMD patients had good vision at 24 months.
March 20, 2020

COVID-19: Hand-Washing Crucial for CL Wearers

Patients must always be hygienic, but in the face of a pandemic, they must be especially vigilant.
March 19, 2020

Study Identifies DME Patients at Risk for Vision Loss

Despite good initial vision, a trio of baseline factors can predict those who may eventually require treatment.
March 19, 2020

Fibrous Scarring Most Common in Classic CNV

Study linking lesion type with visual prognosis may help guide treatment decisions.
March 19, 2020

Could Plaquenil Treat COVID-19 Illness?

The common rheumatoid drug is being evaluated for use in pneumonia related to the pandemic.
March 18, 2020

Macular Vessels Key to Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Researchers use OCT-A to identify microvascular density loss in cognitively impaired population.
March 18, 2020

Delaying Enucleation in Retinoblastoma May Be Risky

Children with four or more pre-surgery chemo rounds had lower survival rates.
March 18, 2020

Ortho-K May Keep Patients in Contacts

These overnight devices could help reduce discomfort.
March 17, 2020

Fenestrated Scleral Lenses Increase IOP

Pressure went back down after removal and hovered around pre-insertion levels.
March 17, 2020

Be Vigilant for Corneal Changes in Down Syndrome

The posterior surface shows similar characteristics to those found in mild keratoconus.
March 17, 2020

New Questionnaire Tracks Dry Eye Treatment

Researchers believe the simple two-question tool can establish whether patients are improving.
March 16, 2020