Ocular Surgery News boosts, relaunches Healio/OSN Editorial Board Section

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2019
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In the JournalsPerspective

Antihistamine delivery via contact lens shown to be effective

March 27, 2019
A study published in Cornea showed that the ocular antihistamine ketotifen was effectively delivered via a contact lens also designed for visual…

In the JournalsPerspective

Case series shows sleeping in contacts increases corneal infection risk

August 20, 2018
Sleeping in contact lenses increases the wearer’s risk of developing a corneal infection, according to a recent case series featured in the…

Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium to focus on leadership

July 25, 2017
The annual Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium will take place in San Diego from Aug. 10 to 13 with a restructured format, new content and more…

Perspective

AMO acquisition puts focus on the patient, J&J chairman says

February 27, 2017
Johnson & Johnson completed the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics in an all-cash $4.325 billion payment, according to a J&J press release…

Patients with contact lens-related corneal infections report modifiable risk factors

August 18, 2016
Over the past decade, contact lens wearers with corneal infections reported modifiable risk factors such as overuse and poor contact lens hygiene…

In the Journals

Study: Former contact lens wearers report high satisfaction with LASIK

August 5, 2016
Contact lens wearers who chose to have LASIK are more satisfied with their vision a year postoperatively and most satisfied after 2 to 3 years…

Meeting News Coverage

CooperVision studies myopia control using daily disposables in children

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE – “With every diopter of increase in myopia, you have an increased risk of ocular pathology,” according to Arthur Back

Meeting News Coverage

Compliance with contact lens care does not match awareness

May 3, 2016
SEATTLE – A survey of contact lens wearers showed that the majority said they receive information on contact lens care from their doctors;…

Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Concern for myopia progression increases with alarming rise in global prevalence

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 10, 2016
As one of the most common eye disorders across the world, myopia’s prevalence has alarmingly increased over the years, starting at younger ages…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

IOP taken with contact lens sensor correlates with visual field changes

February 4, 2016
Researchers determined that the use of 24-hour IOP measurements obtained via a contact lens sensor were associated with the rate of visual field…

Meeting News Coverage

Contact lens case changes color to signal bacterial contamination

September 18, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Researchers have developed a microbial sensing device that alerts contact lens wearers of unsafe levels of bacteria and to discard…

Breaking News

Over 99% of contact lens wearers in CDC survey risked eye infection

August 20, 2015
Nearly all contact lens wearers who participated in an online survey took part in behaviors that may increase the risk of eye infection, the Centers…

In the Journals

Contact lens wear may be only environmental factor associated with acquired eyelid ptosis

April 6, 2015
In a study of identical twins, researchers determined wearing hard or soft contact lenses was the only environmental factor studied to be associated…

NAD says B+L solution package makes no 'comparative performance claims'

February 26, 2015
Following a challenge from Alcon, the National Advertising Division determined that “compare to” statements made by Bausch + Lomb and…

Refractive surgery group calls for CDC to retract keratitis report

December 5, 2014
The Refractive Surgery Alliance has formally demanded that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention retract a November report that linked…

Meeting News Coverage

Inadequate contact lens hygiene increased risk for acute conjunctivitis

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Failure to properly clean and store contact lenses significantly increased risk for acute conjunctivitis, according to a presenter…

Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Experts agree on need to standardize testing for contact lens products

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2014
Most scientific experts concur that existing testing methods for contact lenses and solutions should be reviewed. In September, the U.S. Food and…

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…

Lindstrom's PerspectivePublication Exclusive

Patient compliance a barrier to reducing risk of contact lens-associated infections

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2014
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
It is estimated that just more than 40 million Americans and about 125 million people worldwide wear contact lenses. In the U.S., this is just more…