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Nearly all contact lens wearers in CDC survey risked eye infection

August 27, 2015

More than 99% of all contact lens wearers who participated in an online survey engaged in behaviors that may increase the risk of eye infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in a press release.

Those behaviors included keeping contact lens cases longer than the recommended time (82.3%), topping off solution in the case rather than emptying the case before adding new solution (55.1%) and wearing contact lenses while sleeping (50.2%).

Allergan announces voluntary recall due to particulate matter

August 26, 2015
Allergan has initiated a voluntary recall of four topical ocular drugs because of customer complaints regarding particulate matter, according to a press release issued…

Survey results show online consumers report better lens care

August 25, 2015
1-800-CONTACTS released a survey showing a correlation between online consumers of contact lenses and proper lens wear and care practices.Conducted by Survey Sampling…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Central corneal thickness associated with visual field progression

August 25, 2015
Researchers reported that thin central corneal thickness was associated with visual field progression in primary angle closure glaucoma in a study recently published in…

Publication Exclusive: Corneal cross-linking may have application in infective keratitis

August 20, 2015
Corneal cross-linking has been popularly used to prevent progression of keratoconus and corneal ectasia. The procedure…
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BLOG: Evaluate all patients with keratoconus for cross-linking

February 20, 2015
In the Feb. 10 issue of Ocular Surgery News, the cover story features contact lens-assisted collagen cross-linking for…
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In the Journals

Visual acuity results better with DMEK than DSAEK at 6 months

August 18, 2015
Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty offered better visual results than Descemet’s stripping…
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Nearly all contact lens wearers in CDC survey risked eye infection

August 27, 2015
More than 99% of all contact lens wearers who participated in an online survey engaged in behaviors that may increase the risk of eye infection, the…

Allergan announces voluntary recall due to particulate matter

August 26, 2015
Allergan has initiated a voluntary recall of four topical ocular drugs because of customer complaints regarding particulate matter, according to a…

Survey results show online consumers report better lens care

August 25, 2015
1-800-CONTACTS released a survey showing a correlation between online consumers of contact lenses and proper lens wear and care practices.Conducted…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Central corneal thickness associated with visual field progression

August 25, 2015
Researchers reported that thin central corneal thickness was associated with visual field progression in primary angle closure glaucoma in a study…

Publication Exclusive: Corneal cross-linking may have application in infective keratitis

August 20, 2015
Corneal cross-linking has been popularly used to prevent progression of keratoconus and corneal ectasia. The procedure is based on using riboflavin…
In the Journals

Visual acuity results better with DMEK than DSAEK at 6 months

August 18, 2015
Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty offered better visual results than Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Young female complains of blurred vision, headache, redness

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Patricia Fulmer, OD
A 24-year-old African-American female presented to our office complaining of blurred vision in both eyes. She had been seen earlier that day by a…
Publication Exclusive: Pinpointing the overflow problem key to treating epiphora

Publication Exclusive: Pinpointing the overflow problem key to treating epiphora

August 15, 2015
Tearing is a common problem our patients bring to us. When considered in the way a plumber would solve the problem, it becomes more…

Demodex found in meibomian glands of rosacea patients

August 14, 2015
Dermatologists participated in a roundtable discussion that focused on research that links rosacea and Demodex at the annual American Academy of…
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Phase 3 study of EBI-005 for treatment of allergic conjunctivitis underway

August 14, 2015
The first patients in a phase 3 study have been dosed with EBI-005 for the treatment of moderate to severe allergic conjunctivitis, Eleven…
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