In the Journals

Smartphone app helps identify symptomatic dry eye risk factors

December 6, 2019
A smartphone app’s crowdfunded research helped identify dry eye and its risk factors, according to a study. The DryEyeRhythm app, available in…

MiSight approval leads November ophthalmology news

December 6, 2019
Two FDA actions topped ophthalmology news in November, with an approval for the MiSight contact lens and an orphan drug designation for ProQR’s…
Blog

BLOG: How functional neurology and optometry can work together

December 6, 2019
by David Rosenthal, DC, FICPA, FIBFN-CND Functional neurology practitioners use clinical rehabilitation techniques and physical manipulation to…

Study to focus on microgravity’s effect on microcirculation

December 6, 2019
A research study evaluating the effects microgravity has on the central microcirculation of the bodies of astronauts and jet pilots will begin in…

Focals smart glasses available for online purchase

December 5, 2019
North’s Focals smart glasses can now be purchased online in North America through the new Focals Showroom app. “Since we launched back in…
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SURGICAL VIDEO: Artificial iris implanted into sulcus during cataract surgery

December 5, 2019
NEW YORK — At OSN New York 2019, Brandon D. Ayres, MD, of Wills Eye Hospital, shows the surgical implantation of a new iris prosthesis into…

Foundation Fighting Blindness launches retinitis pigmentosa natural history study

December 5, 2019
A natural history study for people with retinitis pigmentosa caused by mutations in the gene EYS has been launched by the Foundation Fighting…

Bausch + Lomb expands parameters for Biotrue daily

December 5, 2019
Bausch + Lomb announced the launch of expanded parameters for its Biotrue OneDay daily disposable contact lenses in the U.S. The expansion includes…
In the Journals

Rates of filled opioid prescriptions for incisional ocular surgery increasing

December 4, 2019
The rates of filled opioid prescriptions for all types of incisional ocular surgery increased over time, according to a study. Researchers evaluated…

Johnson & Johnson Vision launches Tecnis toric II one-piece IOL

December 4, 2019
Johnson & Johnson Vision is launching the Tecnis toric II one-piece IOL, which has been approved by the FDA, according to a press release. The…

Benelux countries approve Iluvien for noninfectious posterior uveitis

December 4, 2019
Iluvien has been approved by the governmental agencies overseeing medical products in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg, Alimera Sciences…

Aerie seeks European marketing authorization for Roclanda

December 4, 2019
Aerie Pharmaceuticals has submitted a marketing authorization application for Roclanda to the European Medicines Agency, according to a press…
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VIDEO: Oral eplerenone successfully treats central serous chorioretinopathy

December 4, 2019
NEPTUNE, N.J. – A 58-year-old man with distorted vision was diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy and was successfully treated with…

J-code activations simplify billing reimbursements for practices

December 3, 2019
Several CMS-designated permanent and product-specific J-codes recently went into effect, allowing three ophthalmology-minded pharmaceutical companies…

Reproxalap demonstrates positive phase 3 results for dry eye

December 3, 2019
Topical ocular reproxalap improved ocular dryness more than vehicle in the first part of a phase 3 trial, Aldeyra Therapeutics announced in a press…
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Some experts, lawmakers concerned about Hahn’s agenda as FDA commissioner

December 3, 2019
In an 18 to 5 vote earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent the nomination of Stephen M. Hahn
In the Journals

Use of electronic cigarettes causes dry eye, poor tear film quality

December 3, 2019
Electronic cigarette smokers experience moderate to severe dry eye and poorer tear film quality in comparison to nonsmokers, according to a study…

Breakthrough device designation issued for RightEye’s Parkinson’s assessment system

December 3, 2019
The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to the RightEye Vision System, an oculomotor test to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease…

University of Arizona receives large grant to study benefits of eye wear for toddlers

December 3, 2019
Researchers at the University of Arizona received a $4.1 million grant from the NEI to study the effects of eyeglasses to correct astigmatism in…
In the Journals

Adolescents should be monitored for dry eye, meibomian gland dropout

December 2, 2019
Clinicians may see dry eye in some adolescents and should monitor their meibomian glands for dropout and other signs of meibomian gland dysfunction…