Proposed bill promotes earlier eye exams for Calif. students

March 9, 2018
California Assemblymember Autumn Burke introduced legislation aiming to send students to school with healthy eyes and clear vision on the first day…

Research initiative aims to restore vision in type 1 diabetes

February 26, 2018
JDRF, an organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, and the Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, MD, Charitable Foundation…

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VIDEO: Role of posterior capsule malformation explored

February 22, 2018
BELGRADE, Serbia — At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons winter meeting, Marie-José Tassignon, MD, PhD

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Reduced reading performance linked to binocular vision anomalies

February 22, 2018
A significant percentage of children with reduced reading ability often present with abnormal binocular or accommodative test results, according to a…

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Oral propranolol reduces periocular infantile hemangiomas

February 22, 2018
Oral propranolol was efficacious in treating periocular infantile hemangioma, according to a study. Nine infants with periocular infantile hemangioma…

Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

February 5, 2018
While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to…

Prevent Blindness supports 6-year extension of CHIP

January 24, 2018
President Donald J. Trump signed legislation on Jan. 22 that would sustain the Children’s Health Insurance Program for the next 6 years. The…

CHIP funding renewed for 6 years

January 23, 2018
After 4 months without a permanent solution for funding, the Children’s Health Insurance Program received monetary support for the next 6 years…

Prevent Blindness supports CHIP extension

January 22, 2018
Prevent Blindness announced that it is urging Congress to enact long-term legislation for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Congress is…

Researchers identify genes that may cause strabismus

January 22, 2018
Researchers at Okayama University reported that they have identified two candidate genes involved in the development of comitant strabismus. These…

Complete eye exams in children could save their lives

January 17, 2018
The optometry school curriculum is a rigorous program preparing highly trained doctors of optometry. In 4 years of graduate work, we learn about…

Meeting News

Most important part of ptosis treatment is the preoperative exam

January 13, 2018
WAILEA, Hawaii — Investigate the patient history and review patient treatment goals and expectations, when evaluating a patient for ptosis…

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Pediatric eye injuries related to nonpowder guns increase nearly 170%

January 8, 2018
Eye injuries sustained by children from sports or recreational activities decreased slightly from 1990 to 2012; however, injuries caused by…

Smartphone app tracks myopia progression, control methods

January 4, 2018
Thomas Aller, OD, announced the release of Myappia, a smartphone app for the myopia control field. Available on the Google Play Store, Myappia is…

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Contacts effectively treat infantile unilateral aphakia

December 19, 2017
Gas permeable and silicone elastomer lenses are both recommended in managing infantile aphakia, but visual acuity data in the Eye & Contact

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Orthokeratology slows myopia progression over long term

December 18, 2017
Overnight orthokeratology correction slowed myopia progression in a cohort of patients compared with a control group over a follow-up period of up to…

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Correlation seen among demodicosis, MGD, keratitis in young patients

December 18, 2017
A study found a significant correlation between meibomian gland dysfunction and keratitis in young patients with ocular demodicosis especially…

New blindness foundation CEO focuses on funding more retina research

December 1, 2017
Benjamin Yerxa, PhD, recently appointed CEO of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, aims to expand relationships with the financial community to…

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Center distance multifocal contacts may slow, halt myopia

November 7, 2017
Practitioners should consider using multifocal contact lens designs that slow the progression of myopia in children, according to researchers. The…

10 tips for doctors caring for families affected by Zika

November 1, 2017
Families affected by the Zika virus often experience a mix of emotions, and health care providers must offer appropriate support, David J