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Study questions utility of topical NSAIDs to reduce already low incidence of macular edema in cataract surgery

February 17, 2017

Topical NSAID use in patients who underwent cataract surgery was associated with a reduction in the already low incidence of postoperative macular edema, according to researchers.

In the retrospective matched cohort, a total of 108,093 patients underwent cataract surgery and 89,731 met inclusion criteria between January 2007 and June 2014 at Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Five innovations for Low Vision Awareness Month

February 17, 2017
February is Low Vision Awareness Month and the National Eye Institute is using this time to highlight new technologies and tools working to help the 4.1 million…
In the Journals

Study supports vision providers’ role in post-concussion assessment

February 14, 2017
Comprehensive vision assessment should be considered in children with concussion reporting academic difficulty and in the development of return-to-learn protocols…

ODs exempted from federal hiring freeze

February 13, 2017
Certain positions, including optometrists, are exempt from the federal hiring freeze enacted under the Trump Administration, according to Robert D. Snyder, acting…
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When Leaving the Eye "High and Dry" is Not the Solution- Experts Converge

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire.

Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the…
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VIDEO: Wearable technology is coming to the optometric practice

September 23, 2016
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VIDEO: Researchers aim to remove functional barriers for low vision patients

April 7, 2016
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In the Journals

Study questions utility of topical NSAIDs to reduce already low incidence of macular edema in cataract surgery

February 17, 2017
Topical NSAID use in patients who underwent cataract surgery was associated with a reduction in the already low incidence of postoperative macular…

Five innovations for Low Vision Awareness Month

February 17, 2017
February is Low Vision Awareness Month and the National Eye Institute is using this time to highlight new technologies and tools working to help the…

In the Journals

Study supports vision providers’ role in post-concussion assessment

February 14, 2017
Comprehensive vision assessment should be considered in children with concussion reporting academic difficulty and in the development of…

ODs exempted from federal hiring freeze

February 13, 2017
Certain positions, including optometrists, are exempt from the federal hiring freeze enacted under the Trump Administration, according to Robert D…

Discuss driving with elderly patients

February 3, 2017
Swati C. Modi, OD FAAO, stressed the importance of optometrists assessing driving habits in older patients. “Driving privileges, for many…

Expert outlines low vision devices for primary care ODs

January 26, 2017
“Low vision care is all about the patient’s goals,” Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, FAAO, told Primary Care Optometry News. “To…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Survey: Referral rate for low vision services low among glaucoma specialists

December 28, 2016
There is a need for more clearly defined low vision services referral guidelines, according to researchers in the Journal of Glaucoma. Glaucoma…

Maculogix appoints McPhee as new CEO

December 22, 2016
Maculogix announced that its board of directors has appointed William McPhee as CEO of the company, according to a press release. McPhee has 35…

Envision gala raises record-breaking donation

December 20, 2016
Envision announced that its Evening with Envision Phantom of the Opera Gala raised $446,000, making it the most successful event in its history. All…

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OrCam device provides artificial vision

December 13, 2016
ANAHEIM, Calif. – OrCam Technologies announced the availability of a wearable assistive technology solution for people who are blind, visually…

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