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Spectacle wear increases due to vision correction, decreases due to bullying

August 21, 2019
Adherence to spectacle wear is higher in students with poor presenting visual acuity and greater improvement in visual acuity with correction…

CHMP recommends Lucentis approval for ROP in Europe

August 7, 2019
Lucentis has been recommended for approval for the treatment of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants by the European Medicines…

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Meta-analysis suggests more outdoor activity increases myopia control

August 5, 2019
Increasing weekly outdoor activity can reduce the risk of myopia onset and myopic shift, according to a meta-analysis of clinical studies. “Our…

Meeting News

Anti-VEGF monotherapy has higher cost than combination treatment for ROP

August 1, 2019
CHICAGO — Anti-VEGF monotherapy for treatment of retinopathy of prematurity was more expensive than anti-VEGF therapy combined with panretinal…

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Outdoor exercise reduces myopia progression in school-age children

July 30, 2019
A 30-minute outdoor exercise program performed every school day for 1 year temporarily reduced the risk of myopia progression in children ages 6 to 7…

OSN’s July 10 issue highlights strabismus surgery in all ages

July 20, 2019
The Ocular Surgery News cover story in the July 10 issue focused on strabismus surgery in both adults and children.

Brief overviews available for myopia white papers

July 16, 2019
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education announced that it has published what it calls “5-minute overviews” of each recently…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Pediatric cataract management depends on child’s age

June 30, 2019
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting here, M. Edward Wilson, MD, discusses the difference age makes in the management of cataracts…

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Clinicians must make educated decisions about myopia control

June 10, 2019
Eye care providers treating children with myopia must be familiar with the issues surrounding controlling – or not controlling – the…


BLOG: Tackling CTE requires changes in how we think about football

June 7, 2019
by Robert Cantu, MD Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a progressive, degenerative brain disease caused by repeated head impacts, such as those…

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No ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to myopia control

June 6, 2019
Experts who reviewed research on methods for controlling myopia progression concluded that no one treatment is completely effective in all patients…

Meeting News

Study confirms tolerability of spectacle lenses for myopia control

June 5, 2019
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Twenty-one children between 6 and 12 years old were able to tolerate three different designs of spectacle lenses…

Eyenovia begins progressive myopia trial

June 5, 2019
Eyenovia has enrolled the first patient in a phase 3 study of MicroPine for the treatment of progressive myopia, according to a press release. The…

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Myopia experts propose standardized terminology

June 4, 2019
Members of the International Myopia Institute developed and proposed standards for definitions and thresholds to facilitate research into myopia…

BLOG: Let’s get rid of the pirate patch

May 24, 2019
by Cathy Stern, OD, FCSO, FCOVD, FNORA A common treatment for amblyopia or diplopia is to patch the stronger eye with a fully occlusive…

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Single vision spectacles for progressing myopes is not best practice

May 20, 2019
Options for controlling progressive myopia in children include the use of atropine, orthokeratology, multifocal soft contact lenses, and…

Study highlights global economic burden of uncorrected myopia

May 14, 2019
The World Council of Optometry and Brien Holden Vision Institute are collaborating on Myopia Awareness Week, May 13 to 19, to improve communication…

One-fourth of children in India do not wear their glasses

May 13, 2019
One out of four students who need spectacles does not wear them, often due to teasing and bullying by peers, according to an investigation carried…

New eye vitamin targets children, teens

May 7, 2019
EyePromise has added Screen Shield Teen to its ocular nutrition supplement line. The nutraceutical, which includes all-natural zeaxanthin, is…

Series B financing to benefit GoCheck Kids app

April 26, 2019
GoCheck, the creator of the vision screening iPhone app GoCheck Kids, has completed $6 million in Series B funding, the company announced in a press…