From The Editor

Take a more consultative approach to myopia

Primary Care Optometry News, April 2018
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
I recently had the privilege of presenting at our institution’s 63rd annual ophthalmic conference. A regional meeting with a rich history of…

Top articles from AAPOS 2018

April 5, 2018
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus annual meeting was held in Washington from March 18 to 22. Healio.com/OSN was…

Meeting News

Postop anesthetic eye drops reduce need for opioid pain relief

March 27, 2018
WASHINGTON — Even when care is taken to perform “gentle” strabismus surgery, patients still have a need for pain relief…

Meeting News

Retrobulbar block reduces pain after strabismus surgery

March 26, 2018
WASHINGTON — Retrobulbar block is beneficial in pediatric strabismus surgery, providing analgesia and lowering the level of postoperative pain…

Meeting News

Visual benefits of Luxturna maintained regardless of age at treatment

March 26, 2018
WASHINGTON — Visual benefits achieved after injection with Luxturna were not statistically significantly affected by patient age at time of…

Top ophthalmology news of the week

March 24, 2018
Here are some of the top stories on Healio.com/OSN this week:

Meeting NewsPerspective

Age at time of cataract surgery associated with risk for glaucoma-related adverse events

March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON — Younger age at time of cataract surgery in children younger than 13 years was associated with greater risk for development of…

In the Journals

Study shows increasing myopia in Canada, benefits of time outdoors

March 23, 2018
A pilot study conducted in the Waterloo region of Canada found an estimated myopia prevalence of 6% in children between 6 and 8 years of age, growing…

Meeting News

Ocular injuries from firearms disproportionately affect boys, adolescents and blacks

March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON — Firearms-related ocular injuries disproportionately affect boys, adolescents and blacks, according to a poster presented at the…

Eyenovia myopia micro-therapy advances to phase 3 trial

March 23, 2018
The U.S. FDA has advanced Eyenovia Inc.’s therapeutic program for progressive myopia treatment, MicroPine, into phase 3 clinical development. …

Meeting News

Early patching in amblyopia improves motion perception in sound eye

March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON — Motion perception deficits were present in the sound eye of some amblyopic children, even though visual acuity was normal…

Meeting News

Awareness of and advances in ergonomics needed to prevent musculoskeletal problems

March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — More than many clinicians, pediatric ophthalmologists are challenged by repetitive non-ergonomic postures that may lead to…

AOA promotes eye health to video gamers

March 22, 2018
As part of Save Your Vision Month this March, the American Optometric Association encourages video gamers to give their eyes a rest using the…

Meeting News

Survey highlights need for increased dyslexia education

March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — Whereas members of the AAPOS community recognize that dyslexia is a learning disorder and not a visual disorder, there is a need…

Meeting News

Dichoptic video game shows promise for improving stereoacuity

March 21, 2018
WASHINGTON — Improvement in stereoacuity was clinically and statistically significant in amblyopic children after use of a novel dichoptic…

Meeting News

Essilor president announces goal to eradicate poor vision in one generation

March 21, 2018
NEW YORK – Essilor of America President Eric Leonard said that 2.5 billion people on the planet do not have vision correction, and “we…

Meeting News

Training time adds minutes to patient encounters

March 21, 2018
WASHINGTON — The amount of time an attending ophthalmologist spends in a room with a patient is longer when a trainee is present, even when the…

Meeting NewsPerspective

No degradation of visuomotor function seen in children after 3-D VR use

March 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — Researchers found no degradation of visual or motor function and no noteworthy harmful effects in children using 3-D virtual…

Meeting News

Canon launches mobile teleretinal solution

March 19, 2018
NEW YORK – Canon USA introduced a system that enables its nonmydriatic retinal camera to be transported to different locations or used in…

Proposed Md. bill would limit device screen time in classrooms

March 15, 2018
A bill that would require the Maryland State Department of Education and Department of Health to develop health and safety guidelines and procedures…