Tangible launches daily disposable contacts with Hydra-PEG coating

October 17, 2019
Tangible Science announced the rollout of Unity BioSync, daily disposable contact lenses co-developed with VSP Optics. This is the first daily…
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Blind patients implanted with Orion visual cortical prosthesis system reported functional improvements

October 17, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Blind patients with no or bare light perception implanted with a visual cortical prosthesis have been able to perceive…
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VIDEO: OIS showcases promising technology innovations

October 17, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Shareef Mahdavi discusses how…

White paper: Eye health is deprioritized in busy lives

October 17, 2019
Eye care is often neglected in this age of convenience, and as health tech start-ups pursue direct-to-consumer models, the role of eye doctors and…

Eyevance acquires Tobradex ST, Natacyn

October 17, 2019
Eyevance Pharmaceuticals has acquired Tobradex ST and Natacyn from Novartis, according to a press release. Tobradex ST (tobramycin 0.3%/dexamethasone…
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Hydroxychloroquine blood levels predict retinopathy in SLE

October 17, 2019
Increased hydroxychloroquine blood levels can be used to predict later hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, according to findings published in Arthritis
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Several factors need to be considered when treating uveitic cataract in children

October 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — For children with uveitic cataract, the timing of surgery and the decision of whether or not to implant an IOL are paramount…
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BLOG: Should the optometric curriculum include public health?

October 16, 2019
The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Dr. Stanley Goldfarb on Sept. 12, “Take two aspirin and call me by my pronouns.” …
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BLOG: Where is the resistance to health care reform? – Reprise

October 16, 2019
On Feb. 5, 2016, I posted, “Where is
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Open globe injuries can lead to anxiety and depression

October 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Open globe injuries are associated with an increased risk for anxiety and depression, according to a poster at the American…
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PanOptica cites biological response for anti-VEGF eye drop

October 16, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — In topline results of a phase 1/2 trial of PAN-90806 presented at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit at the American Academy…

Sun Pharma launches Cequa for dry eye

October 15, 2019
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries announced the U.S. launch of Cequa, a topical ophthalmic treatment indicated to increase tear production in patients…
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An advisor can help take the emotion out of investing

October 15, 2019
This is the first of a three-part series on how a physician will get investment advice during his or her lifetime.

Reflections on early detection of AMD

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Joseph Hallak, OD, PhD, FAAO
In the last a few decades there has been a flurry of newer tests trying to build on some physiological properties of vision. The goal is to predict…
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Patient with diabetes has reduced vision

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Megan Chee, OD; Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO
A 63-year-old Native American female was referred to the electrodiagnostics clinic for an OCT, ERG and visual-evoked potential, if needed, due to the…
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MGD may be culprit in contact lens intolerance

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Shilpa Rose, OD
It is often assumed that contact lens intolerance is an unavoidable consequence of aging, and that patients will drop out of contact lens wear as…

Follow fitting guides, manage expectations with multifocal contacts

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Michael Cymbor, OD, FAAO
Presbyopia is on the rise as our world’s population matures. By next year, the worldwide prevalence is expected to be 1.37 billion (Fricke et…

Impression-based contact lenses expand treatment options for challenging cases

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Vishakha Thakrar, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Millions of people worldwide suffer from debilitating conditions that impair their vision and require them to wear specialty contact lenses…

Doctors, industry continue to improve contact lens products, delivery, patient care

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
A day rarely goes by without a development in the contact lens arena. Whether it is a new product, a different way to provide patients with lenses, a…

AAO plenary session to feature WHO vision report

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
A representative from the World Health Organization will share findings from the World Vision Report during the plenary session of the American…