In the Journals

Prosthetic scleral lens improves vision in ocular disease

May 9, 2018
The therapeutic EyePrintPRO scleral lens offers improvement in a variety of eye diseases, including limbal stem cell deficiency, post-PRK decentered…

Clinician: ‘The world needs a wakeup call to tame the myopia beast’

May 4, 2018
Since 2016, Treehouse Eyes has offered myopia control solutions for children and prides itself on focusing exclusively on this objective. Co-founders…

Prevent Blindness brands May UV Awareness Month

May 3, 2018
Prevent Blindness announced its plans to dedicate the month of May to educating the public on the damage UV exposure can cause to vision, according

Meeting News

Primary IOL implantation an option for managing pediatric cataract

April 30, 2018
HONOLULU — Primary IOL implantation to treat and manage cataract in children younger than 1 year of age should be considered, according to

Maryland governor signs bill to protect kids from digital screens

April 25, 2018
On April 24 Gov. Larry Hogan signed HB 1110, which mandates preventive measures to protect children from myopia, dry eye disease and other conditions…

Hong Kong Polytechnic develops spectacle lens to slow, halt myopia

April 24, 2018
Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed a spectacle lens that slowed myopia progression by 60% and halted progression in 21.5% of Chinese…

In the Journals

Neonatal caffeine therapy may improve visuomotor, visual perception outcomes

April 17, 2018
Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity in very low birth weight infants showed improved visuomotor, visuoperceptual and visuospatial…

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. 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 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…