Research

Progress Towards a Consensus on Conjunctivitis

Better research methodology and standardized protocols are needed to ensure high quality recommendations, review study says.
09/10/2021

Cannabis Shown to Alter the Accommodation Process

Users experience slower, less precise reactions, researchers suggest.
09/03/2021

High Altitude, Tobacco Intake Associated With Visual Impairment

Education level and coffee consumption also played a role in ocular disease, researchers find.
08/27/2021

Dementia More Common in Visually Impaired Individuals

Worse visual acuity was also associated with greater risk of incidence, suggesting that slowing VI progression could delay onset.
08/27/2021

Caffeine Enhances Dynamic Visual Acuity

The much-beloved psychostimulant has a number of enhancing effects on motion perception, alertness and reaction times.
08/26/2021

SD-OCT and FAF Biomarkers Help Quantify GA Progression

Hyperreflective foci concentration, subretinal drusenoid deposits and certain imaging patterns were all associated with lesion enlargement, study finds.
08/23/2021

Time of Year Influences IOP Level

Study shows pressure was highest around December and January and lowest around August and September.
08/20/2021

Lab-grown Brains Show Rudimentary Eye Development

Stem cell–derived organoids treated with vitamin A spontaneously grew little optic cups.
08/19/2021

Visually Impaired Patients May Undergo Less Medical Care

These individuals spent about $1,500 less on treatment and had three fewer non-ophthalmic outpatient visits vs. those with other disabilities, study finds.
08/17/2021

Toric Lens Correction Not Much Help in Amblyopia

Study finds children do not benefit from wearing glasses with higher amounts of astigmatism or who were younger at diagnosis.
08/10/2021

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September 21, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
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