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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 near visual acuity or reduced near stereoacuity performed significantly worse on a test of early literacy.

Kulp and colleagues in the Vision in Preschoolers – Hyperopia in Preschoolers Study Group evaluated 244 hyperopes and 248 emmetropes, according to the study in Ophthalmology. Mean age was 58 months. The children were 4 or 5 years old and had hyperopia of between 3 D and 6 D.

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Speaker delivers DRCR.net update at Angiogenesis meeting

February 8, 2016
MIAMI — Harry W. Flynn Jr., MD, discussed the newly published and continuing trials of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network at Angiogenesis…
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VIDEO: Surgeon recommends iStent device prior to cataract surgery

February 8, 2016
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — At Hawaiian Eye, Con Moshegov, MD, discusses how patients can benefit from the Glaukos iStent device before cataract surgery.

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 product is a silicone hydrogel lens uniquely designed…
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Senate health committee considers seven biomedical innovation bills

February 8, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will consider seven bipartisan bills on biomedical innovation tomorrow, Feb. 9, at the first of three…
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Intake of green, leafy vegetables associated with lower POAG risk

January 25, 2016
Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green, leafy vegetables was associated with a 20% to 30% lower primary open-angle…
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SD-OCT, TD-OCT have similar diagnostic abilities with high myopia

January 22, 2016
Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and/or time-domain OCT diagnostics are useful in discriminating between…
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Prevent Blindness projects significant increase in glaucoma

January 22, 2016
A report from Prevent Blindness showed that nearly 3 million people age 40 years and older currently have glaucoma, and…
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