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Speaker: Ophthalmic professions must address uncorrected refractive error together

November 12, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Optometrists, ophthalmologists, optical technicians and orthoptists must work together to address the problem of uncorrected…

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Economic development, education will lead to increase in myopia

November 6, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – The prevalence of myopia is estimated at 33% in the U.S., 40% in Europe and 80% in Asia, but an increase is expected to occur…

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VIDEO: SightGlass Vision details development of spectacles for myopia control

October 30, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – SightGlass Vision chief medical officer, Joe Rappon, OD, MS, FAAO, traced the development of the company’s spectacle…

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VIDEO: Study shows few adverse events in children wearing contacts

October 24, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – “Very low” rates of adverse events were found in an evaluation of 800 patient years of soft contact lens wear among…

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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…

Optometry industry supports World Sight Day

October 9, 2019
Members of the ophthalmic industry have joined to support and recognize World Sight Day, which is officially commemorated on Oct. 10 this year. The…

Study of spectacle lenses to slow myopia underway

October 8, 2019
SightGlass Vision Inc. is conducting a 3-year clinical trial of novel spectacle lenses to reduce myopia progression in children, according to a…

In the Journals

Children most at risk for ocular exposures reported to poison control

October 2, 2019
The greatest incidence of ocular exposure reported to poison control centers over a 5-year period was seen in children aged 5 years and younger…

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AmblyoPlay launches vision therapy software for amblyopia

September 24, 2019
Meeting News LAS VEGAS – AmblyoPlay announced the U.S. and Canadian launch of its new vision therapy treatment software for children with…

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Benefits of myopia control outweigh risks

September 19, 2019
LAS VEGAS – Slowing the progression of myopia can reduce the risk of other ocular pathology, with these benefits outweighing the risks of…

Myopia management company adds eight centers

September 17, 2019
Treehouse Eyes, a new company dedicated to managing myopia, announced it is collaborating with eight additional primary care practices across the…

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Six-hour occlusion as effective as full-time for severe amblyopia

August 26, 2019
Six hours of occlusion is as effective as full-time occlusion in the treatment of severe amblyopia, and 2-hour occlusion is as effective as 6 hours…

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No improvement found in pediatric ocular injury rates in 25 years

August 26, 2019
No improvements were observed in the severity or incidence of pediatric ocular injury rates in the past 25 years, according to the U.K. Paediatric…

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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…

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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…