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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 diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than those without vision problems.

The study encompassed 75,171 children without intellectual impairment who were 4 to 17 years old and part of the 2011 to 2012 National Survey of Children’s Health, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Ophthalmic community grieves Cesare Forlini, brilliant and tireless innovator of ocular surgery

February 11, 2016
Cesare Forlini, MD, an internationally acclaimed vitreoretinal surgeon, passed away Feb. 9, ending what he himself defined as “a fierce fight in the mouth of the…

Publication Exclusive: Micropulse transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation an option for refractory glaucoma

February 11, 2016
Glaucoma can be a difficult management problem in a subset of patients, even for the most experienced glaucoma specialists. The treatment spectrum includes drugs…
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AKB-9778 improves underlying diabetic retinopathy in TIME-2 study

February 11, 2016
AKB-9778 alone or in combination with ranibizumab improved underlying diabetic retinopathy in eyes with and without diabetic macular edema in the TIME-2 phase 2a study…
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Doctors urge Congress to preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program

February 11, 2016
Thousands of physicians from American safety-net hospitals signed a letter sent to Congress highlighting the importance of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.The letter asks…
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Researchers: Ideal myopia-controlling contacts will target many mechanisms

February 1, 2016
Paul Gifford, PhD, FAAO, and Kate Louise Gifford, BAppSc(Optom) determined through a literature review that contact…
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IOP taken with contact lens sensor correlates with visual field changes

February 4, 2016
Researchers determined that the use of 24-hour IOP measurements obtained via a contact lens sensor were associated with…
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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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