OSN’s top news of the week

December 16, 2018
Here are the past week’s top headlines on Healio.com/OSN:

Top five cornea articles of November

December 15, 2018
Trial results and news from top cornea specialists at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting topped cornea-related news in November. Here are…
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Increase in choroidal thickness seen after CPAP therapy

December 14, 2018
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome who underwent continuous positive airway pressure therapy experienced an increase in choroidal…

BLOG: Why ‘minimal brain dysfunction’ is making a comeback

December 14, 2018
In the 1960s and 1970s, the term “minimal brain dysfunction” was coined by psychiatrist Richard A. Gardner, MD, to describe children of…

VIDEO: Manage pain when visual potential is poor

December 14, 2018
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Jing Huang, OD, presented a case here at the New Jersey Academy of Optometry CE meeting of a man with hand motion vision who…

Blogs by David Khorram, MD, focus on global ophthalmology

December 14, 2018
In 2018, Healio.com/OSN introduced a new blogger, David Khorram, MD, who writes about global ophthalmology and issued related to combating global…

Nutrition conference speakers stress importance of carotenoids

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
David W. Nelson, OD, MBA; Kristin McArdle
The importance of macular pigment was a common theme at the Brain and Ocular Nutrition Conference, formerly the Macular Carotenoid Conference, held…
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Long-term blurred vision in one eye

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
Stephanie Johnson, OD; Jessica Haynes, OD FAAO; Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
A 48-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with complaints of blurry, distorted vision that had been present in the left eye for 6…
Letters to the Editor

Diabetes treatable by lifestyle modification

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
To the Editor: I enjoyed your article about how we as optometrists can do more to fight diabetes (“Optometrists can do more to fight…
From The Editor

Chronic inflammation is especially critical in the posterior pole

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
Statistics support the assertion that we are an inflamed society. According to Medscape, over 70 million NSAID prescriptions are written annually in…
Letters to the Editor

All children deserve comprehensive exams

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2018
To the Editor: I read Dr. Suh’s article in the October 2018 issue of PCON (“Results with photoscreener shown comparable to…

OD-OS releases software for iridotomy treatment with Navilas 577s laser

December 14, 2018
OD-OS has released new software for the Navilas 577s retinal laser system. The version 3.5 software includes an intuitive anterior segment treatment…
In the Journals

Post-hoc analysis identifies risk factors for DME after PRP

December 14, 2018
Post-hoc analysis of Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Protocol S study data found specific risk factors for worse visual outcomes and…

Catch up with Dr. White’s ‘The Dry Eye’

December 13, 2018
Darrell E. White, MD, writes a monthly column in Ocular Surgery News discussing issues related to dry eye disease. Catch up with his 2018 articles…

BLOG: Systemic disease can affect cataract surgery outcomes

December 13, 2018
As eye care providers, we all know that we are treating the patient in our chair and not an isolated eyeball. However, it is never a bad idea to take…

New technology detects firing of nerve cells

December 13, 2018
Technology that can detect when nerve cells fire, which can be used to observe nerve activity in the eye as well as other light-accessible parts of…

Gene therapy fails to show clinical activity in X-linked retinoschisis

December 13, 2018
An investigational AAV-based gene therapy from Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation for X-linked retinoschisis due to mutations in the RS1 gene…
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VIDEO: Presbyopia correction: How to choose between EDOF, MTF or mix-and-match IOLs

December 13, 2018
NEW YORK — From OSN New York 2018, Maria C. Scott, MD, founder of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center in Annapolis, Maryland, gives her…

OrCam artificial vision adds voice commands

December 13, 2018
OrCam Technologies Ltd. introduced voice commands for the OrCam MyEye 2 and OrCam MyReader 2 artificial vision devices as part of its latest software…

Europe’s Luxturna approval tops November retina news

December 12, 2018
The European Commission’s approval of Luxturna for inherited retinal disease was the most-read retina-related article on Healio.com/OSN in…