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.

Hyaluronan Regulates Limbal Lymphatic Growth

Therapeutic blockade could prevent corneal scarring and rejection.
October 6, 2019

Seborrheic Dermatitis May Cause MGD, DED

Patients should be evaluated for both and receive treatment as appropriate.
October 5, 2019

High Myopia Linked to AMD Risk

Study also shows patients with both issues require more injections.
October 4, 2019

New Scoring System for Keratoconus Progression

It can determine cases requiring crosslinking without increasing risk of progression.
April 9, 2019

Study: Bilateral Anti-VEGF Shots OK

Patients can tolerate two injections in one day, study shows.
April 8, 2019

At Age 60, PVD Progresses Faster in Women

Study suggests macular pathologic features occur at a younger age in women.
April 8, 2019

More Evidence Encourages Time Outdoors for Myopia

Slight decrease in myopia found in kids who did outdoor activities.
April 5, 2019

Study Ranks Contact Lens Compliance

Patients wearing daily replacements top list for most responsible.
April 5, 2019

African Americans More Likely to Have PACG

This patient demographic was also significantly more likely to receive additional glaucoma medications and surgery.
April 5, 2019

Anti-VEGF Impacts Short-term Ocular Circulation

Study found immediate rise in IOP that decreased to baseline in 30 minutes.
April 4, 2019

Men at Higher Risk for Worse DME

Their retinal changes are exacerbated by clinically significant macular edema.
April 4, 2019

Pre-Treatment IOP Reveals Location of Early Progression

Lower pressure may mean ganglion cell analysis can point you to vulnerable areas.
April 4, 2019

Ocular Measurements Affected by Diurnal Course

Axial length and the reaction to defocus can change throughout the day.
April 3, 2019

Why Time Seems to ‘Fly By’ As We Age

Reduced image processing may speed the perception of temporal change as people get older.
April 3, 2019

Diabetic Eyes Without DR Still Have Reduced Optical Quality

Intraocular light scatter also increases, even in the absence of overt retinopathy.
April 3, 2019

Subjective Vision Matters Most to Presbyopes

Satisfaction and stability are key predictors of patients’ willingness to purchase multifocal contact lenses.
April 2, 2019

Young, Elderly at Risk for Ocular Toxin Exposure

Poison control centers handle thousands of calls each year for these emergencies.
April 2, 2019

Cataract Care: Can a Carrot Replace the Scalpel?

Certain vitamins and carotenoids may significantly reduce risk, study says.
April 2, 2019

Expanded Parameters for Daily Disposable Torics

Alcon brings high cyl and off-axis patients into the fold.
April 1, 2019

New Antiviral Hits the Market

Fera’s Avaclyr delivers acyclovir in topical ointment form.
April 1, 2019

New Cancer Staging Criteria Predict Survival Better

The update also identified associated risk factors relevant for early detection.
April 1, 2019

Reading Drug Labels is Impossible For Emerging Presbyopes

For these patients, font sizes less than 1mm can’t be read at any distance.
April 1, 2019

High Calcium Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Late AMD

It reduced incidence of progression as well as geographic atrophy.
April 1, 2019

Older Patients Not Opposed to Telemedicine

Perhaps all they need is education to feel more comfortable with its applications.
March 29, 2019

Steroids, Other Risks Linked to CSR Development

Several factors may contribute to the dangerous disease.
March 29, 2019

Glaucoma Less Likely in Caucasians than Asians

Study cited differences in ocular and aqueous humor dynamics as contributors.
March 29, 2019

Acuvue Oasys Transitions Now Available

The photochromic contact lens will also get a boost from a new baseball-themed promo campaign.
March 28, 2019

Easier Glaucoma Analysis for Heidelberg OCT

Temporal scan data moves to center stage in new software update.
March 28, 2019

Repeat PK Promotes Better Healing than Primary Surgery

Multiple procedures stimulated more activated keratocytes.
March 28, 2019

Diabetic Children at Risk for Retinal Microvasculopathy

These patients did not have visual impairment or clinical signs, making early screening and close follow-up even more necessary.
March 28, 2019

Reduced Choroidal Density a Glaucoma Predictor

Patients’ retinal microvasculature may hold key to low-tension pathology.
March 28, 2019

Better Nutrition May Protect Against Amblyopia

Study says children with the condition could benefit from vitamin B12, folate.
March 27, 2019

Sleep Problems Cause Uptick in Dry Eye Cases

Researchers found a link between the two, especially in males.
March 27, 2019

Avoid Diplopia-related Problems in Surgical Patients

Thorough pre-op binocular assessments can improve refractive and cataract outcomes.
March 27, 2019

Exfoliation Syndrome Increases Risk of COPD

Odds are especially increased in the presence of tobacco use.
March 26, 2019

Inpatient Caregivers Neglect Glaucoma Regimens

Nursing homes and rehabs are a complicating factor for those who need eye drops.
March 26, 2019

Demodex Common in Patients With Ocular Discomfort

These mites may play a role in blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.
March 26, 2019

Nanoparticles Reduce Bacterial Growth in Contact Lens Materials

Early research suggests they could significantly cut biofilm formation and enhance the material’s mechanical properties.
March 25, 2019

Treatment Hiatus a Risk for DR Progression

Patients lost to follow-up may suffer from devastating visual consequences.
March 25, 2019

Three Glaucoma Risk Factors Identified in CRVO Patients

Any one of these presentations could mean it’s time to refer for anti-VEGF treatment.
March 25, 2019

Blood Pressure Predicts Visual Field Changes in NTG Eyes

Nighttime changes put these patients at risk.
March 22, 2019

Chronic SEIs Decrease Corneal Transparency

Infiltrates also to blame for changes in higher-order aberrations.
March 22, 2019

Arkansas Scope Bill Moves to Governor’s Office

The law’s imminent approval kicks off a busy legislative year for optometry.
March 22, 2019

Watch Out for DED in Migraine Sufferers

New data suggests they are 20% more likely to have dry eye symptoms.
March 21, 2019

Don’t Skip Pediatric Oculomotor Testing

Children with sensory processing disorder exhibit decreased oculomotor skills.
March 21, 2019

Mnemonic Helps Catch Small Choroidal Melanoma Early

Use this aid to assist in detecting risk factors for choroidal nevi transformation into the cancer.
March 21, 2019

IOP Spike May Mirror Sports Stress

High anxiety on the basketball court caused a significant rise in pressure.
March 20, 2019

Early Cataract Surgery a No-go for Some Infants

The procedure may put them at high risk of post-lensectomy glaucoma.
March 20, 2019

Contact Lens Slows Corneal Melt

The specially formulated device hinders the expression of MMPs.
March 20, 2019

Device Makes In-office Edging Less of a Grind

A new product from Essilor Instruments looks to save time and improve results.
March 19, 2019