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Corticosteroids may alleviate low-humidity effects in dry eye patients

July 28, 2015

The use of corticosteroid eye drop therapy may lessen the acute adverse effects of low-humidity environment stress for dry eye disease patients, according to a study.

The single-group crossover clinical trial evaluated 20 patients with aqueous deficient dry eye to determine the effectiveness of artificial tears and corticosteroid eye drop therapy.

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Brien Holden, pioneer of treating global refractive error, dies

July 28, 2015
Brien A. Holden, PhD, DSc, OAM, a professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at Australia’s University of New South Wales, CEO of the Brien Holden Vision…
In the Journals

Two studies confirm accuracy of sideline screening tool for concussion

July 28, 2015
Researchers in two studies published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences found the King-Devick test can be accurately and reliably used as a concussion screening…

Publication Exclusive: Girl initially presents with open globe injury

July 28, 2015
The ophthalmology service was consulted for an otherwise healthy 6-year-old girl who was hit in the right eye by her brother with a pen 3 days before presenting to the…
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EyeGate receives notice of allowance for EGP-437

July 27, 2015
EyeGate Pharmaceuticals received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for EGP-437, a dexamethasone phosphate formulation, as a method of…
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BLOG: Are you a shark or a minnow?

July 22, 2015
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, applies lessons learned from the television show, “Shark Tank,” to…
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OD research addresses all areas of the eye

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Optometry was well represented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in…
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Donald R. Korb, OD, FAAO

Korb: Pioneer of clinical optometry research

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
As part of Primary Care Optometry News’ 20th anniversary celebration, in each issue throughout 2015 we are…
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