In the Journals

Incidence of corneal infiltrative events low in young children

June 6, 2017
The incidence of corneal infiltrative events in children is no higher than in adults, and in children 8 to 11 years old, rates may be even lower…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Angle surgery effective long-term in children with glaucoma

May 25, 2017
Researchers found a favorable visual acuity outcome over a 21-year period in children with primary congenital glaucoma who underwent angle surgery…

In the Journals

Primary IOL implantation in children yields better visual acuity, less strabismus

May 25, 2017
Pediatric patients who underwent cataract extraction with primary IOL implantation were found to have better visual acuity and less strabismus at…

In the JournalsPerspective

Success of nasolacrimal probing not affected by age or surgeon experience

May 24, 2017
The success rate of nasolacrimal probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction was 77.3% after first probing and more than 90% after second…

PCON Reports

Dry eye is a chronic disease that may begin in childhood

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2017
Blepharitis is one of the few diseases that lasts a lifetime, James M. Rynerson, MD, told Primary Care Optometry News. “We wouldn’t…


Myopia, dry eye, macular degeneration are linked to digital device use

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2017
Thomas Aller, OD, FBCLA
The first personal computers hit the market in the early 1980s and have become an inescapable part of modern life – inescapable that is, until…

Meeting News

Study examines growth trends of anterior segment anatomy

May 15, 2017
BALTIMORE — Anterior segment anatomy and structural changes with eye growth show logarithmic growth trends, with maximal growth rates in the…

Meeting News

16S sequencing reveals differences between microbiomes in eyes, throat

May 11, 2017
BALTIMORE — Researchers found that the eyes and nose have microbiome similarities, but large difference exist between the eyes and throat…

In the Journals

Preschool children with visual impairment expected to increase 26% by 2060

May 9, 2017
Based on large-scale population data, Hispanic white children accounted for the highest number of visually impaired cases, and this group will remain…

RightEye launches test to identify reading disorders

April 27, 2017
RightEye LLC announced the launch of the RightEye Reading Test, a tool for educators, optometrists and specialists to noninvasively identify reading…

In the Journals

Genetic testing may give molecular diagnoses in pediatric inherited retinal disease cases

April 26, 2017
In a retrospective case series, a majority of children with inherited retinal disease who underwent genetic testing were found to have a probable or…

In the JournalsPerspective

Study compares outcomes of pediatric primary and secondary IOL implantation

April 24, 2017
Pediatric patients who underwent secondary IOL implantation for pediatric cataract experienced generally worse best corrected visual acuity and a…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma in children has significant negative QoL implications

April 24, 2017
Glaucoma and its management have a significant impact on a child’s functional visual ability and quality of life, according to researchers in…

Top five articles from AAPOS

April 15, 2017
The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus annual meeting was held in Nashville, Tennessee, from April 2 to 6. …

In the Journals

Study confirms time outdoors may protect against myopia

April 14, 2017
Time spent outdoors between the ages of 3 and 8.5 years was inversely associated with the risk of developing myopia in later childhood in a large…

Optometry Giving Sight urges support of Our Children’s Vision

April 13, 2017
Optometry Giving Sight offers numerous avenues for supporting Our Children’s Vision, a global campaign designed to ensure that every child…

Meeting News

Globe salvage rates better with IAC than IVC in select cases of unilateral retinoblastoma

April 12, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Intra-arterial chemotherapy resulted in better globe salvage than intravenous chemotherapy for treatment of unilateral…

Meeting News

Earlier therapy reduces need for surgery in JIA-related uveitis

April 12, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The sooner a patient with juvenile idiopathic arthritis-related and idiopathic uveitis receives both methotrexate and a…

Meeting News

Younger children have larger reoperation risk after cataract surgery

April 11, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Children who undergo cataract surgery have a greater risk of needing reoperation if they are younger, according to a poster…

Meeting News

i-ROP screening detects clinically significant disease

April 10, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The i-ROP system, a computer-based image analysis system, reliably and accurately detected clinically significant…