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Routine eye exams detect new eye conditions in asymptomatic patients

May 27, 2016

Researchers found that more than half of the asymptomatic patients who presented for a routine eye exam had a change in ocular status or care compared with 77% of symptomatic routine eye exam patients, according to a study in Optometry and Vision Science.

From the Waterloo Eye Study of 6,397 subjects, researchers focused on the 2,656 asymptomatic patients. Of those, 1,078 (41%) patients had spectacle prescription changes, 434 (16%) patients had new critical diagnoses, 809 (31%) patients had new managements and 1,535 (58%) had at least one of these, according to researchers.

In the Journals

Several risk factors associated with ophthalmologic findings in infants with presumed Zika virus

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Infants presumed to have the Zika virus who had smaller cephalic perimeters at birth and whose mothers reported virus symptoms in the first trimester of pregnancy were…

Researchers investigate phototherapy for Parkinson’s disease

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PhotoPharmics is currently conducting a double-masked, placebo-controlled human clinical investigation of a proprietary phototherapy lamp intended to provide symptomatic…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma more common in those who are older, African American, poorer

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In the Journals

Eyeglass-mounted camera aids people with low vision

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Patients with low vision who used a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology mounted on their…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Clear lens extraction after laser peripheral iridotomy significantly reduces IOP

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Clear lens extraction not only reduced IOP, but also caused angle widening and reduced the requirement for ocular…
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South Carolina legislators override veto of Eye Care Consumer Protection Law

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In South Carolina, legislators overrode an executive veto by Gov. Nikki Haley for S. 1016, the Eye Care Consumer…
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In the Journals

Routine eye exams detect new eye conditions in asymptomatic patients

May 27, 2016
Researchers found that more than half of the asymptomatic patients who presented for a routine eye exam had a change in ocular status or care…

In the Journals

Several risk factors associated with ophthalmologic findings in infants with presumed Zika virus

May 26, 2016
Infants presumed to have the Zika virus who had smaller cephalic perimeters at birth and whose mothers reported virus symptoms in the first trimester…

Researchers investigate phototherapy for Parkinson’s disease

May 18, 2016
PhotoPharmics is currently conducting a double-masked, placebo-controlled human clinical investigation of a proprietary phototherapy lamp intended to…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma more common in those who are older, African American, poorer

May 17, 2016
Researchers found a higher prevalence of glaucoma in people who are older, are of black race and have lower income levels and identified a novel…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Obstructive sleep apnea associated with decreased retinal nerve fiber layer thickness

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Patients with sleep apnea may have an increased risk for loss of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, according to a study. Researchers from Sun…

Preseptal, orbital cellulitis require different treatment regimens

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2016
Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO; Rachel Knutson, BA
A 15-year-old female presented to the emergency department with a swollen left upper eyelid. The patient admitted to picking at a pimple the week…

From The Editor

Narrative medicine puts focus back on patient

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2016
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
For those of you who read Primary Care Optometry News regularly, you know my view on health care reform remains steadfast. If we are ever to expand…

PCON Reports

Narrative medicine empowers patients, improves care

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2016
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Midwestern University opens new Chicago College of Optometry

May 16, 2016
Midwestern University announced the establishment of the Chicago College of Optometry as a part of its Downers Grove Campus, according to an…

BLOG: Dissecting the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

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