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Children with uncorrected hyperopia have deficits in early literacy

February 8, 2016

Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular near visual acuity or reduced near stereoacuity performed significantly worse on a test of early literacy.

Kulp and colleagues in the Vision in Preschoolers – Hyperopia in Preschoolers Study Group evaluated 244 hyperopes and 248 emmetropes, according to the study in Ophthalmology. Mean age was 58 months. The children were 4 or 5 years old and had hyperopia of between 3 D and 6 D.

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Researchers: Ideal myopia-controlling contacts will target many mechanisms

February 1, 2016
Paul Gifford, PhD, FAAO, and Kate Louise Gifford, BAppSc(Optom) determined through a literature review that contact lens wear for myopia control outweighs the risk in…

BLOG: More work needs to be done to treat ROP in the developing world

February 1, 2016
In the developed world, anti-VEGF drugs for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity hold immense promise, with cautions, for better control of a disease that used to…
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Soft contacts with positive spherical aberration slowed axial growth

January 11, 2016
Soft contact lenses with positive spherical aberration incorporated into the optical design slowed axial elongation and show promise for controlling myopia, according to…

Children with uncorrected hyperopia have deficits in early literacy

February 8, 2016
Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular near visual acuity or reduced…
In the Journals

Researchers: Ideal myopia-controlling contacts will target many mechanisms

February 1, 2016
Paul Gifford, PhD, FAAO, and Kate Louise Gifford, BAppSc(Optom) determined through a literature review that contact lens wear for myopia control…

BLOG: More work needs to be done to treat ROP in the developing world

February 1, 2016
In the developed world, anti-VEGF drugs for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity hold immense promise, with cautions, for better control of a…
In the Journals

Soft contacts with positive spherical aberration slowed axial growth

January 11, 2016
Soft contact lenses with positive spherical aberration incorporated into the optical design slowed axial elongation and show promise for controlling…
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BLOG: How to break bad news to patients

January 8, 2016
Although most optometrists won’t often have to give news that is life threatening, learning how to break the news that a life changing disease…
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Adjust PAL frames frequently in myopia control trials

January 4, 2016
Researchers found that lens type and the near vision phoria state affect near vision posture in myopic children, according to a study from Jinhua Bao…

BLOG: Tips for improving your bedside manner

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Although being a medical doctor and being an optometrist are different, having an approachable and professional bedside manner is still crucial to…
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Lower-dose atropine more effective first-line myopia treatment for children

December 14, 2015
Researchers conducting a 5-year study that compared the safety and efficacy of different concentrations of atropine eye drops for treating myopia…
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FDA grants Cellceutix rare pediatric disease designation for Kevetrin to treat retinoblastoma

December 3, 2015
Cellceutix has received rare pediatric disease designation from the FDA for Kevetrin to treat retinoblastoma, according to a press…
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Medicaid-, CHIP-insured children utilize more preventive care than privately insured children

November 19, 2015
Recent research in JAMA Pediatrics found that preventive medical and dental care visits were more prevalent among children insured by Medicaid and…
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