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Digital devices contribute to ocular discomfort, ECPs report

November 20, 2014

DENVER – The use of digital devices causes visual glare and increases dryness and eye strain, according to a press release issued by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.

"Digital devices such as computers, smart phones and tablets are playing an ever-increasing role in daily life for people of all ages,” Brian Pall, OD, MS, FAAO, and senior principal research optometrist for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. (JJVCI), said in the release. “The research highlights that digital device use appears to be a major contributing factor to the progression of contact lens dryness, which can lead to reduced wearing time and even discontinuation of contact lens wear. To help avoid dropouts, practitioners should routinely talk to patients about more comfortable lens wear options that are well-suited to their digital lifestyle."

NIH renews research grants on aging

November 20, 2014
The NIH has announced renewed funding of $23.4 million for 11 Edward R. Roybal Centers for Research on Applied Gerontology and the designation of two additional…

Optos reports 7% increase in third-quarter revenue

November 20, 2014
Optos totaled $170.6 million in revenue and operating income in the third quarter, a 7% increase from $159.5 million in the third quarter 2013, according to a press…
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Structural, functional asymmetry associated in glaucoma patients

November 20, 2014
DENVER – Researchers found significant associations between decreasing visual field sensitivity and increasing structural asymmetry, according to a presentation at…
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Surgeon discusses management of cataract and Fuchs' dystrophy

November 20, 2014
NEW YORK — Individual case evaluation is important to decide which cataract procedure is beneficial for patients with cataract and Fuchs' dystrophy, according to a…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Surgeon says now is good time to adopt femtosecond cataract surgery

November 19, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York, John A. Hovanesian, MD, discusses reasons that he has begun performing femtosecond…
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