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Insurance Policies Discriminate Against Optometrists

Results of a recent AOA survey found that 60% of ODs were denied from a health plan and 30% from a vision plan, often for reasons that don’t apply to their ophthalmology counterparts.
September 26, 2022

Stroke Associated with Increased Prevalence of Ocular Disease

Findings also revealed a close relationship with mild to moderate and severe visual impairment in individuals with hypertension.
September 26, 2022

Pseudoexfoliation Unrelated to AMD

Patients with this condition have thinner and flatter corneas, but it has no influence on macular characteristics.
September 26, 2022

Ortho-K Discomfort Typically Resolves Within a Year

These symptoms gradually improved with wear, study finds.
September 23, 2022

Microperimetry Poses Promising Approach for Predicting AMD Disease Progression

Recent findings showed that mean retinal sensitivity was a particularly useful tool in this patient population.
September 23, 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.
September 23, 2022

Bifocal-Atropine Combo Effective in Certain Amblyopes

Children with hyperopic anisometropia had better accommodative responses when using this therapy.
September 22, 2022

Smoking Intensity Associated with Glaucoma Progression

The more packs per year, the higher the RNFL thinning rate, a recent study finds.
September 22, 2022

Large Magnitude of Ocular Residual Astigmatism Found in Myopic Children

These findings emphasize the importance of assessment prior to fitting patients with orthokeratology lenses.
September 22, 2022

Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Not Representative of All Populations

Patients living outside the northeast and in rural areas tend to have limited access to participate in these studies, which consequently don’t reflect their eyecare needs.
September 21, 2022