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Beware the Rockets’ Red Glare

Research shows a seasonal uptick in eye injuries, peaking around July 4.
May 24, 2018 •  Cornea

Topography-guided LASIK Somewhat More Precise than SMILE

Both are safe and effective in refractive error correction but some high-end results favored topo-LASIK.
May 23, 2018 •  Refraction, Surgery

Nocturnal Dips in Blood Pressure: Bad News for Optic Nerves

Extreme decreases at night are a risk factor for glaucomatous optic nerve damage.
May 23, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Study: MGD Behind Most Ocular Discomfort

Seven out of 10 dry eye patients showed gland involvement in a large retrospective analysis..
May 23, 2018 •  Dry Eye

DALK Can Improve Vision-related QOL

Patients who underwent the procedure notched steady gains for over a year.
May 22, 2018 •  Surgery

Diplopia in GCA Signals Need for Follow-up

Though rare in these patients, double vision is often accompanied by serious symptoms worth investigating.

Macular Damage Patterns May Foretell Glaucoma Progression

Perifoveal thinning precedes visual field damage over half the time, a study found.
May 22, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Retina

Super Optical Releases New Photochromic Color

Customers can now choose between gray or brown conversion lenses.
May 21, 2018 •  Products

Academy 2018 Registration and Housing Now Open

This year's meeting features over 250 hours of lectures and workshops.
May 21, 2018 •  Events, Meetings

Glaucoma Theory Holds Water

An uptick in liquid intake may help predict disease development.
May 21, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Decreased Vision Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Linked to Capillary Loss

Data shows macular vessel density is greater in the deep capillary complex.
May 21, 2018 •  Diabetes, Retina

New Tool for Diagnosing Ocular Toxocariasis

Ultrasound biomicroscopy might be useful in these cases.
May 21, 2018 •  Diagnostics, Technology

Phakic IOLs Better Than Excimer Laser for Myopia and Astigmatism

Research suggests this procedure could hold advantages in two distinct areas.
May 18, 2018 •  Surgery

Global Unmet Need for Presbyopia Correction Reaches 45%

An estimated 826 million have vision impairment due to a simple lack of correction.
May 18, 2018 •  Presbyopia, Research

Calling Grandma Could Save Her Vision

Social support networks are elemental to seeking care, says study.
May 18, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery, Research

HSK Frequently Missed Following Cataract Surgery

The corneal incision may trigger this oft-ignored complication.
May 17, 2018 •  Cornea, Systemic Disease

Large Study Confirms Topical Glaucoma Meds, CME Association

Mainstay drugs trigger inflammatory mediators that lead to edema.
May 17, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Pharmaceuticals

In Wet AMD Outcomes, Second Eyes Usually Fare Better

A new study bolsters the importance of regular monitoring.
May 17, 2018 •  Retina, Systemic Disease

A Link Between Blepharitis and Keratoconus?

Research suggests KCN patients may be prone to lid-related signs and symptoms.
May 16, 2018 •  Cornea, Eyelids

Visual Gains Lost After AMD Trial

Positive study results fail to translate into the real-world outcomes as AMD patients become less careful about their follow-up care.
May 16, 2018 •  Pharmaceuticals, Retina

KPro Decentration May Result in Astigmatism

Researchers found greater effect in the pseudophakic eye.
May 16, 2018 •  Cornea, Surgery

CXL Donor Corneas May Reduce Infection

Crosslinked donor tissue could be a good option for keratoplasty for fungal keratitis.
May 15, 2018 •  Cornea

Noninvasive Workup Could Aid MGD Diagnosis

Certain automated parameters may lead to greater diagnosis precision.
May 15, 2018 •  Cornea, Diagnostics

New Technology Reverses RP Damage

Research shows promising restoration of function in a retinitis pigmentosa mouse model.
May 15, 2018 •  Retina, Technology

Butterfly Wings Inspire Ocular Implant Improvements

Its transparent properties, when translated onto an IOP measurement device, make the device three times more accurate.
May 14, 2018 •  Glaucoma, Research

Anticipating Dry Eye After Cataract Surgery

Be more vigilant with patients who demonstrate these four factors.
May 14, 2018 •  Cataract Surgery, Dry Eye

Plug in to Ocular Relief

Research shows occlusive devices can help patients maintain comfort.
May 14, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Glaucoma

Comprehensive Screening in High-traffic Areas

One company hopes to bring eye care to shopping malls and airports, and create a network of providers for underserved patients.
May 11, 2018 •  Practice Management

SS-OCT Better Than Scheimpflug for Corneal Thickness

Research shows greater result reproducibility and repeatability in certain patients.
May 11, 2018 •  Cornea

COA: Investigate Opternative, 1-800 Contacts

The California chapter of the AOA is asking the state’s attorney general to look into online eye care.
May 11, 2018 •  Practice Management

Large GP Lenses Good Option for Refractive Astigmatism

Study found 75% of wearers preferred vision in this modality over soft torics.
May 10, 2018 •  Contact Lenses

Reading Affects Dry Eye

The tear film performs differently in visually demanding tasks than in the exam room.
May 10, 2018 •  Dry Eye

No Apps for Hemianopia Patients

Some conditions can hamper the ability to use screens.
May 10, 2018 •  Research

Tinted Contact Lenses May Treat Color Blindness

Adding an inexpensive dye can enhance color perception, study says.
May 9, 2018 •  Contact Lenses

Certain Anti-glaucoma Drugs Impact Meibomian Gland Epithelium

Investigational α2 agonists promote differentiation of cells.
May 9, 2018 •  Glaucoma

Watch the Eyes with Immunotherapy

New data suggests uveal effusion is a rare side effect.
May 9, 2018 •  Research, Systemic Disease

Multifocal Contacts May Cause Myopic or Hyperopic Defocus

While the modality may be beneficial for treating myopia in some young adults, it’s not perfect.
May 8, 2018 •  Contact Lenses

Progressive Add Lenses Helpful for Pre-presbyopes

These lenses can improve working distance and induce positive refractive shift, research shows.
May 8, 2018 •  Refraction

Study: DME Patients Monitored Better in Trials

New research looks at five years’ worth of EMR data.
May 8, 2018 •  Diabetes, Retina

Lumify Eye Drops Now Available in US

Patients struggling with eye redness now have a new option.
May 7, 2018 •  Products

Twins Help Reveal Effects of Environment on Strabismus

By removing the variable of genetic difference, researchers uncovered significant findings.
May 7, 2018 •  Research

Elevation May Aid In Early Keratoconus Diagnosis

Research shows corneal height decentration and vertical asymmetry are the most useful measurements in these cases.
May 7, 2018 •  Cornea, Diagnostics, Systemic Disease

Bioengineered RPE Shows Promise

A new implant may one day restore sight to dry AMD patients.
May 7, 2018 •  Research, Retina

Tear Proteins Could Aid in Parkinson’s Diagnosis

New research lays the groundwork, but this presumptive biomarker is not yet clinically viable for routine use.
May 4, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Research

Identified: Meds That Worsen Dry Eye

Glaucoma drugs are likely culprits, plus antidepressants, GI therapies and more.
May 4, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Pharmaceuticals, Research

Dry Eye is Pervasive in Diabetes Patients

Over half of all cases go undiagnosed, and MGD plays a decisive—but often overlooked—role.
May 4, 2018 •  Diabetes, Dry Eye, Research

Correlation of DED Signs and Symptoms Defined

Not surprisingly, the number is quite small.
May 4, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Research

Type of Employment Can Boost, or Reduce, Dry Eye Risk

Digital device junkies fared poorly while those working outside did much better.
May 4, 2018 •  Dry Eye, Research

New Ultra-widefield Imager Features OCT

Doctors can now perform axial tomographic scanning and multimodal retinal imaging with the same instrument.
May 3, 2018 •  Products, Technology

SCOPE Out Scleral Advantages

Study group finds positive outcomes for scleral lens wear.
May 3, 2018 •  Contact Lenses, Research