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Researcher: Questions remain regarding optimizing myopia prevention strategies

February 12, 2016

A number of options for slowing myopia progression exist, but questions remain: when to discontinue treatment and how best to optimize the treatment and in what type of patients.

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, said in Eye & Contact Lens that strategies include undercorrection of myopic refractive error, gas-permeable contact lenses, bifocal or multifocal spectacles, orthokeratology, soft bifocal contact lenses and antimuscarinic agents.


Publication Exclusive: Contact lens-assisted cross-linking treats corneal ectatic disorders in thin corneas

February 13, 2016
Collagen fibers in the human body are normally bonded together and stabilized by covalent cross-links. The tensile strength of mature collagen fibers is largely due to…
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Risk alleles for neovascular AMD may determine neovascularization in pachychoroid patients

February 12, 2016
MIAMI — The frequency of risk alleles predisposing to neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration also predicts neovascularization in pachychoroid…

CMS extends 2015 EHR meaningful use attestation deadline

February 12, 2016
CMS has extended the deadline to attest to meaningful use of electronic health records for 2015, according to an email from the agency.Providers in the Medicare &…

Pfizer announces leadership team for combined company after proposed Allergan merger

February 12, 2016
Pfizer announced in a press release its executive leadership team for the combined Pfizer and Allergan business following the close of the proposed merger of the…
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Children with uncorrected hyperopia have deficits in early literacy

February 8, 2016
Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular…
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CooperVision announces limited release of new toric contact lens

February 8, 2016
CooperVision announced its limited introduction of Biofinity XR toric contact lenses in a company press release.The…
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ADHD prevalence greatest in children with uncorrected vision problems

February 11, 2016
Researchers found that children in a large national sample who had vision problems were more likely to have a current…
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