Cornea

Culturing, Biopsy Complementary Tools for Diagnosing Infectious Keratitis

Using just one method will miss about 30% of time, study says. Combining them, if feasible, improves your odds greatly.
06/23/2022

Black Race, Smoking, Insurance Type Associated With Repeat Keratoplasty

Overall rate of second surgeries was 17% at five years.
06/23/2022

OCT Map Patterns Can Diagnose Keratoconus with Accuracy

Routine use in suspects might reveal subclinical cases, study suggests.
06/16/2022

One in Five Patients Has Low-Grade Corneal Guttata Post-DMEK

However, the condition had minimal to no effect on the clinical outcomes of the procedure in this study.
06/10/2022

Study Identifies Risk Factors Linked to Worse Outcomes in Scleritis Patients

Older age and Black race were among the characteristics associated with poor visual acuity.
06/08/2022

Unilateral CXL an Acceptable Alternative in Certain Scenarios

With close monitoring of the non-progressing fellow eye, this approach is safe and effective.
06/07/2022

OCT Highly Accurate in Measuring Corneal Astigmatism in Keratoconus

Study suggests this option may offer greater precision than Scheimpflug imaging.
06/06/2022

Relatives of Keratoconus Patients Have Increased Disease Risk

As this can influence refractive surgery outcomes, researchers emphasized the importance of screening for family history of KCN.
06/03/2022

Reduced HOAs Post-CXL Linked to Better Binocular Performance

These patients with keratoconus saw a significant improvement in stereoacuity post-treatment.
06/01/2022

Accelerated CXL May Be More Beneficial in Pediatric Keratoconus

Improvements in visual acuity were observed among children followed for three years post-treatment.
05/31/2022

Upcoming Events

September 9-11, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—San Antonio
Location: Omni La Mansion Del Rio
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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