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Microbial keratitis risk similar in contact lens patients vs. LASIK

April 24, 2017

The risk for microbial keratitis was similar between patients using contact lenses for 1 year compared with patients who had undergone LASIK, according to a study in the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

The literature review included eight studies on the use of soft daily-use and gas-permeable daily-use lenses and nine studies involving soft-extended contact lenses that met the inclusion and exclusion criteria, spanning from 1998 to 2008.

B+L contact lens recycling program gains momentum

April 21, 2017
Bausch + Lomb announced that more than 180,000 units of used contact lenses and blister packs have been recycled through its #ONEbyONE recycling program. More than 1,800…

New website links pilots to pilot opticians

April 20, 2017
Flying Eyes, a company that offers eye wear specifically designed for pilots, is sponsoring a website that links pilots to eye care professionals who understand their…

BLOG: Acquisitions bring new investment, enthusiasm

April 19, 2017
The announcement that Johnson & Johnson acquired Abbott Medical Optics for just more than $4 billion was the latest in a series of acquisitions and sales of surgical…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 3

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numerous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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Microbial keratitis risk similar in contact lens patients vs. LASIK

April 24, 2017
The risk for microbial keratitis was similar between patients using contact lenses for 1 year compared with patients who had undergone LASIK…

B+L contact lens recycling program gains momentum

April 21, 2017
Bausch + Lomb announced that more than 180,000 units of used contact lenses and blister packs have been recycled through its #ONEbyONE recycling…

New website links pilots to pilot opticians

April 20, 2017
Flying Eyes, a company that offers eye wear specifically designed for pilots, is sponsoring a website that links pilots to eye care professionals who…

BLOG: Acquisitions bring new investment, enthusiasm

April 19, 2017
The announcement that Johnson & Johnson acquired Abbott Medical Optics for just more than $4 billion was the latest in a series of acquisitions…

University of Utah designs self-focusing spectacle lenses

April 19, 2017
Researchers at the University of Utah created a compact tunable-focus liquid lens suitable for adaptive, smart eyeglass application. “Most…

In the Journals

Study overturns hypothesis that mucin balls protect contact lens wearers

April 18, 2017
Mucin ball production in silicone hydrogel contact lens wearers may increase the risk of corneal infiltrative events in the long term, according to a…

FDA News

FDA grants extension for Unique Device Identification compliance

April 18, 2017
The FDA is granting an extension for soft contact lens labelers to comply with the requirements of the Unique Device Identification system, which was…

Tangible Science brings Hydra-PEG lens coating to market

April 12, 2017
Tangible Sciences LLC announced the first set of licensing partners and authorized laboratory partners, including eight laboratories in the U.S…

Bausch + Lomb offers new monthly contacts for astigmatism

April 12, 2017
Bausch + Lomb announced the launch of its new contact lens, Ultra for Astigmatism, a monthly silicone hydrogel combining its MoistureSeal technology…

Meeting News

Impression technology provides custom designs for irregular corneas

April 11, 2017
NEW YORK – Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO, FSLS, creator of the EyePrintPro contact lens, which is custom-designed for eyes deformed by disease or…

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