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Epi-on CXL effective for advanced keratoconus, researchers say

July 25, 2016

Researchers determined that epithelium-on corneal collagen crosslinking is a satisfactory treatment for patients with advanced keratoconus, according to a study in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Twenty-one eyes of 21 patients with bilateral progressive keratoconus were treated with tetracaine-enhanced epithelium-on CXL.

BLOG: Transforming diabetes care

July 18, 2016
I had the unique opportunity to be a member of the first class of a joint venture between the American Optometric Association and the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes…

WSD celebrates 10-year anniversary

July 18, 2016
Optometry Giving Sight is commencing its 10th fundraising campaign to help those who are blind or vision impaired simply due to the lack of access to an eye exam and…
Meeting News Coverage

Professor credits neurodevelopmental optometry with his full recovery from TBI

July 15, 2016
BOSTON – In September 1999, Clark Elliott, PhD, was rear-ended at a stop sign, resulting in a concussion, and his long-term prognosis was grim. He went from…
In the Journals

Macular carotenoids can have positive effects on visual function

July 19, 2016
Researchers found that in subjects free of retinal disease and with low macular pigment, supplementation with a…
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Latanoprostene bunod reduces IOP, ocular hypertension

July 20, 2016
BOSTON – Once daily latanoprostene bunod 0.024%, taken in the evening, reduced IOP in subjects with open angle…
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Optometry's Meeting 2016

Optometry's Meeting 2016

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Study: Perimetry detects progression before photography in eyes with field loss

July 21, 2016
Progression in the visual field was detected first, more than four times as often as progression in the optic disc, in…
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In the Journals

Epi-on CXL effective for advanced keratoconus, researchers say

July 25, 2016
Researchers determined that epithelium-on corneal collagen crosslinking is a satisfactory treatment for patients with advanced keratoconus, according…

BLOG: Transforming diabetes care

July 18, 2016
I had the unique opportunity to be a member of the first class of a joint venture between the American Optometric Association and the Johnson &…

WSD celebrates 10-year anniversary

July 18, 2016
Optometry Giving Sight is commencing its 10th fundraising campaign to help those who are blind or vision impaired simply due to the lack of access to…

Meeting News Coverage

Professor credits neurodevelopmental optometry with his full recovery from TBI

July 15, 2016
BOSTON – In September 1999, Clark Elliott, PhD, was rear-ended at a stop sign, resulting in a concussion, and his long-term prognosis was…

From The Editor

Optimize RLE outcomes through careful patient selection

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
The recommendation for cataract surgery is probably one of the easiest referrals we make as optometrists – for good reason. With more than 3…

What's Your Diagnosis?

Patient has drooping face, incoherent speech

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Steven Turpin, BS; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
A 72-year-old white male was referred by his ophthalmologist to the eye clinic for consultation. He complained of right-sided facial and mouth…

Consider refractive lens exchange in patients with presbyopia

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Marc R. Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO
We know that the crystalline lens is not an ideal piece of equipment, or at least not a durable one. It thickens and changes color, imbibes UV…

Detailed history essential to diagnosis of the dizzy patient

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Tina Renae Porzukowiak, OD, FAAO; Len V. Koh, OD, PhD, MBA, FAAO
Dizziness is a term used to describe a variety of symptomatology including lightheadedness, presyncope, imbalance and spinning of the environment…

Anti-VEGF study shows long-term loss of initial visual acuity gains in AMD patients

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
A long-term study of anti-VEGF use in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration found an initial improvement in visual acuity in most…

Meeting News Coverage

Optical tests may serve as biomarkers in mTBI

July 14, 2016
BOSTON – Researchers found that pupillary light reflex and near point of convergence may serve as objective biomarkers for mild traumatic brain…

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