American Academy of Optometry

Healio brings you the highlights from American Academy of Optometry. Refer back to this page often for the latest news, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
Meeting News

New glaucoma therapies provide options for patients on multiple agents

January 13, 2020
ORLANDO, Fla. – Fixed combination therapies, new single agents with targeted mechanisms of action, laser surgery and future sustained release…
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AI has potential to guide glaucoma management

December 23, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Artificial intelligence can reliably detect the glaucomatous disc; however, it is not yet FDA approved for use in clinical…
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Increase in myopia will lead to rise in retinal conditions

December 19, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The growing incidence of myopia will be associated with an increased risk of retinal conditions, and patients should be…
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Patients, doctors report satisfaction with steroid insert

December 17, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Results from three vehicle-controlled phase 3 studies indicated that Dextenza was easy to insert and monitor and was…
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VIDEO: ODs should consider ocular surface effects of glaucoma agents

November 26, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Medications can impact the ocular surface whether or not they contain preservatives, according to Rich Mangan, OD, FAAO; Mitch

VIDEO: New agent reduces hyperemia in dry eye disease

November 25, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Kala Pharmaceuticals’ KPI-121 0.25% significantly and rapidly reduced conjunctival hyperemia in three clinical trials…

VIDEO: New trifocal IOL provides near, intermediate, distance vision

November 18, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The recently released AcrySof IQ PanOptix trifocal IOL from Alcon is now available in the U.S., Mo Merchea, OD, PhD, MBA, said…

VIDEO: Spectacle acuity can help guide contact lens selection in keratoconus

November 15, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. — John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, said best corrected spectacle acuity is a great metric for determining what type of…
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U.S. must improve surveillance of vision problems

November 14, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. must do a better job at identifying the true magnitude of the vision problem in the country, Sandra Block, OD, MPH
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Consider underlying conditions with MGD

November 13, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Clinicians should consider rosacea in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction, according to a speaker here at the