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Chronic rebound inflammation caused by tarantula barbs

November 21, 2014

Jessica Steen, OD, shared a case report at the American Academy of Optometry meeting involving a patient who inadvertently transferred barbs from his pet tarantula to his ocular surface. 

The barbs migrated through the stroma and are headed toward the epithelium..

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Pain-sensitive patients may report dry eye symptoms without pathology

November 21, 2014
DENVER – Pain sensitivity influences ocular discomfort and dryness perception, according to a speaker here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.Wong Li…
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Digital devices contribute to ocular discomfort, ECPs report

November 20, 2014
DENVER – The use of digital devices causes visual glare and increases dryness and eye strain, according to a press release issued by Johnson & Johnson Vision…

5 things to read during Contact Lens Health Week

November 19, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Optometric Association have partnered to launch Contact Lens Health Week, an annual campaign with…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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Ophthalmology, technology intersect at OIS

October 18, 2014
CHICAGO – At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit here, Monty Montoya, president and CEO of SightLife, discusses…
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Chronic rebound inflammation caused by tarantula barbs

November 21, 2014
Jessica Steen, OD, shared a case report at the American Academy of Optometry meeting involving a patient who inadvertently transferred barbs from his…
Meeting News Coverage

Pain-sensitive patients may report dry eye symptoms without pathology

November 21, 2014
DENVER – Pain sensitivity influences ocular discomfort and dryness perception, according to a speaker here at the American Academy of Optometry…
Meeting News Coverage

Digital devices contribute to ocular discomfort, ECPs report

November 20, 2014
DENVER – The use of digital devices causes visual glare and increases dryness and eye strain, according to a press release issued by Johnson…

5 things to read during Contact Lens Health Week

November 19, 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Optometric Association have partnered to launch Contact Lens Health Week, an…
John Hovanesian OSN NY Meeting News Coverage

Surgeon recommends use of sealants to close corneal incisions

November 19, 2014
NEW YORK — Cataract surgeons should be confident that a hydrogel sealant used to close corneal incisions will prevent wound leakage with fewer…
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Study results suggest vitamin D may protect ocular surface

November 18, 2014
DENVER – Cell-based research indicates that vitamin D may protect the ocular surface against infection and inflammation, according to a…
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Oculus presents Keratograph 5M for dry eye diagnostics

November 17, 2014
DENVER – Oculus introduced the Keratograph 5M, a high-resolution color camera, for use in diagnosing dry eye syndrome, here at the American…

Americans visit doctors nearly 1 million times annually for eye infections

November 13, 2014
Americans make nearly 1 million doctor visits for eye infections annually — causing an estimated $175 million in direct health care costs…
In the Journals

Meibomian lipids possess antimicrobial properties, study finds

November 5, 2014
Meibomian lipids play a role in protecting the ocular surface due to their antimicrobial properties, according to a study recently published in…
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Eleven Biotherapeutics completes patient enrollment in dry eye study

November 5, 2014
Eleven Biotherapeutics has finished enrolling patients in its phase 3 clinical study of EBI-005 in patients with dry eye disease, the company…
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