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This week in optometry: November 20-November 24


Catch up on what happened in optometry during the week of November 20-November 24.

Catch up with what Optometry Times®' shared this week:

Clinical characteristics and progression of geographic atrophy in a Japanese population

Lynda Charters

A multicenter study in Japan examined patients to understand geographic atrophy characteristics and progression rate.

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LENZ Therapeutics, Graphite Bio enter merger agreement

David Hutton, Managing Editor, Ophthalmology Times

According to the companies, the merger creates a NASDAQ-listed, late clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing LENZ Therapeutics’ lead assets for the treatment of presbyopia.


Why Not You Foundation and CommonSpirit Health donate $100,000 grant to EyeCare4Kids

Marlisa Miller, Editorial Intern

EyeCare4Kids was chosen as a recipient of a $100,000 grant from Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos quarterback, and his wife Ciara, talented singer-songwriter, in a partnership with CommonSpirit Health. The donation is a part of their commitment to contribute $1 million to 10 charitable organizations in Utah and Colorado from the couple’s Why Not You Foundation. EyeCare4Kids plans to use this award from the 2023 CommonSpirit Equity Fund to provide professional eye care services and eyeglasses to low-income, visually impaired children across the state of Utah.

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Retraining the brain to tackle visual snow syndrome with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

Lynda Charters

The investigators use mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on patients who have never previously practiced the technique, with the aim of possibly re-training their brains to remove their static-type images.

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Separating the business of optometry from the desire to help patients

Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO

Dr Ben Casella ruminates on accepting certain forms of insurance and choosing what is right for your patient population.


EyeCon 2023: Pearls for monitoring intraocular pressure at home and in the office

Thomas V. Johnson, MD, PhD; Stevenson, Eye Care Group Editorial Director

This December, Optometry Times' EyeCon 2023 will gather the nation’s leading optometrists and ophthalmologists to share new data and practical strategies that clinicians can apply to their patients. Thomas V. Johnson, MD, PhD, who is part of the faculty for EyeCon 2023, recently spoke with Sheryl Stevenson, Eye Care Group editorial director, to highlight his presentation.

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