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…

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

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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