American Academy of Optometry 2023 annual meeting in historic NOLA
Save the dates: October 11-14, 2023.
Cerebral visual impairment
Documenting the visual effects and simplifying visual life.
Dual use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes causes severe and frequent ocular symptoms in adolescents and young adults
Enhance surgical outcomes through effective dry eye disease management
Knowing the approach to each step of ocular management can optimize patient vision.
Transcutaneous radiofrequency treatment helps alleviate dry eye signs and symptoms
The investigators explained that the platform delivers energy that differentially heats the tissue by the impedance of the electromagnetic current.
Factors affecting the age of onset of age-related macular edema (AMD)
The investigators explored the effects of the following covariates on development of AMD: sex, ethnicity, smoking history, fluoxetine use, obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension.
Short-Term Changes in IOP from Scleral Contact Lens Wear
Results from a study have found that patients who wear scleral contact lenses have a slight increase in IOP.
Pegcetacoplan shows increasing beneficial effects after 30 months of continuous treatment for GA
Data from the 30 month GALE extension study indicated that continuous treatment with pegcetacoplan injection showed increasing beneficial effects over that timeframe in patients with geographic atrophy (GA).
Low-dose atropine drops, 0.01%, ineffective in stopping myopia progression in children
A recent study found that the use of low-dose atropine drops is ineffective in slowing pediatric myopia progression, contradicting a previous study.
Study finds significant variance across imaging modalities on sizes of geographic atrophy areas
A single, consistent modality leads to better geographic atrophy tracking.
Corneal cross-linking effective for keratoconus relapse after penetrating keratoplasty
A recent study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of treating eyes with cross-linking after keratoconus relapses following keratoplasty.
Screening for diabetic retinopathy: 1 image says it all
Investigators set out to evaluate how well an AI system works when integrated into a handheld smartphone-based retinal camera to screen patients for DR using 1 retinal image in each eye.
Topical insulin drops: Successful treatment for refractory persistent corneal epithelial defects
The use of topical insulin eye drops led to a successful resolution of PEDs in 9 of 11 cases in the study.
Severe visual loss in patients with neovascular AMD treated with anti-VEGF therapy related to central macular thickness
While these injections are the standard treatment for this patient population, the investigators found a subgroup of patients who had severe visual loss between 2 consecutive intravitreal injections.
Association between visual functioning and death in AMD
Researchers investigated the relationship between visual functioning measured using the National Eye Institute 25-Item Visual Function Questionnaire (VFQ-25) and mortality in patients with various stages of AMD.
Ocular structural differences in patients with OAG, high myopia, and both diseases
These findings demonstrate the exact association between high myopia and changes in the ocular blood flow, which heretofore had not been established.
AOA 2023: Nutritional strategies in dry eye disease: The importance of omega-3s
This 3-pronged approach for nutritional intervention to help maintain dry eye disease is in addition to a recommended dietary intake of daily oily fish.
AOA 2023: The skinny on intravitreal injections for retinal diseases
Over the past decade the progress in retinal disease treatments has exploded with increased numbers of approved pharmaceutical compounds, resulting in more options for treating retinal disease with intravitreal agents and more are in the pipeline.
AOA 2023: Dry eye in the neuro-opt clinic
When dry eye treatments are not working for your patient’s symptoms or the anterior segment exam looks normal, you must ask yourself: What if the symptoms are secondary to a neurologic dysfunction in pain perception?
AOA 2023: Prescribing oral narcotics: Be responsible and use judiciously
Narcotic analgesics have a role in primary eye care, however physicians must be aware of the responsibilities associated with narcotic use.
AOA 2023: Virtual school: The long-term visual effects
Optometrists should be aware of the consequences of digital device use beyond myopia.
FDA approves Novaliq's cyclosporine ophthalmic solution for treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease
The water-free, preservative-free, anti-inflammatory drop from Novaliq, now coined Vevye, received FDA approval to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.
AOA 2023: Championing the future of optometry
The 126th annual American Optometric Association Optometry’s Meeting will convene in Washington, DC from June 21 to June 24, 2023.
Cell therapy for corneal endothelial disease gains traction
Groundbreaking treatment for patients with bullous keratopathy approved in Japan.
Factors affiliated in increasing myopia rates identified
An epidemiologic study of myopia in a Chinese province found that economic status, gender, and age were associated with rates of myopia.
Increase in toy-associated pediatric ocular injuries
Investigators reported “an increasing trend in the incidence of eye injuries associated with so-called ‘nonpowder’ guns among children.”
Patient race, ethnicity play role in discharge after firearm-related ocular injuries
Ocular trauma is a leading cause of monocular blindness in the US and is the second most common reason for eye-related hospitalizations
ASCRS 2023: Risk factors for glaucoma after infantile cataract surgery
In this recent study, Bharti Nihalani-Gangwani, MD, and Deborah VanderVeen, MD, reported that 29% developed glaucoma in a large infant cohort and the risk factors at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting in San Diego.
ASCRS 2023: Negative effects of several contraceptive modalities on dry eye
Lucie Moore, BSc, in a presentation at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting in San Diego, said the study focused on identifying factors that could put patients at a higher risk for developing dry eye disease.
ASCRS 2023: Manifestations of chronic renal insufficiency in the eye
Umida F. Mavlyanova, PhD, in a presentation at the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s annual meeting in San Diego, detailed how patients diagnosed with end-stage chronic renal failure displayed deceased blood flow in the orbital artery, the central artery of the retina and the posterior short ciliary arteries.
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