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FDA approves first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children
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Nov 16th, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old at the initiation of treatment. The MiSight contact lens is a single use, disposable, soft contact lens that is discarded at the end of each day, and is not intended to be worn overnight.

FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/921498

Nov 17th, 2019 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first contact lens indicated to slow myopia progression in children aged 8 to 12 years. MiSight (CooperVision Inc) soft, disposable contact lenses are worn daily (but not overnight) to correct nearsightedness and slow the progression of myopia in children with healthy eyes. Myopia is common in children and tends to increase as they age....

Strategies for Slowing Myopia Progression in Kids Differ Widely Between Ophthalmologists
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/918748

Sep 20th, 2019 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The strategies for slowing myopia progression differ widely among pediatric ophthalmologists around the world and include both effective and ineffective approaches, according to an online survey. Myopia is the most common visual disorder worldwide. Various pharmacological, optical and behavioral treatments appear to slow progression, but there is no consensus regardi...

Ocular Complications of Atopic Dermatitis
https://www.mdedge.com/dermatology/article/207510/atopic-dermatitis/ocular-complications-atopic-dermatitis/page/0/1?channel=49

Sep 4th, 2019 - Keratoconus Keratoconus is a noninflammatory ocular disorder characterized by progressive thinning and conelike protrusion of the cornea. The corneal topographic changes result in high irregular astigmatism and reduced visual acuity, which can manifest as image blurring or distortion (Figure 2).

Using Optical Coherence Tomography in the Management of Postoperative Wound Leaks After Cataract Surgery
https://www.mdedge.com/fedprac/article/205951/mixed-topics/using-optical-coherence-tomography-management-postoperative/page/0/4?channel=49

Aug 6th, 2019 - Rossi and colleagues evaluated the efficacy of corneal welding to close wounds after cataract surgery. The technique involves laser-assisted closure of the corneal wound(s) by a diode laser that welds the stroma.

Why Myopia Matters: 5 Things to Know
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915405

Jul 10th, 2019 - Over 40% of children aged 5-19 years are nearsighted—a prevalence that has approximately doubled in the past 25 years.[1,2] Although the explanations surrounding this upward trend are varied and incomplete, widespread use of digital devices, increased time spent reading, and lack of time spent outdoors have all been hypothesized to be a factor. Still, a definitive cause remains unclear. Here ar...

Fast Five Quiz: Myopia
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/912780

Jun 23rd, 2019 - Myopia, or nearsightedness, one of the most common refractive errors, is a global epidemic affecting 25% of the world population. The global incidence of myopia is projected to rise to 50% worldwide by 2050, raising concerns of possible environmental and behavioral risks. Long-term effects of myopia include devastating vision impairment and comorbidities, some of which can lead to blindness. Al...

Newly Approved Toric ICL Implanted in First US Patient
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/904001

Oct 25th, 2018 - A 37-year-old Illinois truck driver has become the first person in the United States to receive new implantable lenses for the correction of myopia with astigmatism approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month. On October 22, refractive surgeon Jason P. Brinton, MD, of Brinton Vision in St Louis, implanted the Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens (Toric ICL, Staar Surgical...

Rosacea: 5 Things to Know
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/902020

Sep 18th, 2018 - Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that centers on the pilosebaceous units and presents with at least one of the following features: Centrofacial erythema with telangiectatic mats and flushing; Inflammatory lesions (papules, pustules, cysts); Phymatous changes (skin hypertrophy and fibrosis), usually affecting the nose; and/or Ocular inflammation (conjunctivitis, blepharitis, chalaz...

Chinese Regulator to Control Number of New Online Video Games
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/901400

Aug 30th, 2018 - BEIJING (Reuters) - China's publishing regulator should control the number of new online video games and take measures to limit the amount of time young people spend playing games, according to a notice issued by the Ministry of Education on Thursday. The directive was included in a document published on the website of the education ministry outlining how China would respond to worsening rates ...

Posterior Corneal Astigmatism in Toric IOL Power Calculation: The New Kid on the Block
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/899431

Jul 19th, 2018 - Correcting for Posterior Corneal Astigmatism With refractive outcomes for cataract surgery becoming increasingly precise, expectations for astigmatism correction are rising in equal measure. Although toric intraocular lens (IOL) implants have revolutionized the correction of astigmatism, toric IOL calculation is still evolving. Experience with toric IOLs has shown that posterior corneal astigma...

FDA OKs First Transitional Contacts That Darken in Sunlight
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/895021

Apr 9th, 2018 - The first contact lenses that have an additive that automatically darkens the lenses when exposed to bright light have been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses With Transitions Light Intelligent Technology (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc) are soft contact lenses indicated for daily use to correct myopia or hyperopia. They can also be used by...

Glaucoma Drainage Devices Linked to Lower QOL
https://www.medpagetoday.com/ophthalmology/glaucoma/71361

Feb 24th, 2018 - Action Points Note that this cohort study found that the use of a glaucoma draining device (GDD) was associated with worse quality of life compared with trabeculectomy. Be aware that this was not a randomized trial. The GDD group had had more preceding surgical procedures, which may have biased the results. The use of a glaucoma draining device (GDD) in patients with glaucoma was associated wit...

Trabeculectomy After Failed Glaucoma Drainage Device Surgery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/892345

Feb 12th, 2018 - Trabeculectomy Outcomes After Glaucoma Drainage Device Surgery Alizadeh R, Akil H, Tan J, Law SK, Caprioli J J Glaucoma. 2017 Dec 12. [Epub ahead of print] Study Summary Trabeculectomy after failed glaucoma drainage device (GDD) is often thought of as a poor choice due to the possibility of violated conjunctiva leading to failure of the trabeculectomy. Thus, no large studies on the success rate...

Challenges of Treating Irregular Astigmatism: Ophthalmology Times
https://www.medpagetoday.com/ophthalmology/generalophthalmology/70839

Jan 30th, 2018 - One expert discusses the challenges of understanding and treating an irregular astigmatism. Change can be hard. Donna Suter describes how to take it in stride. A recent study discusses how to identify patients at risk for severe chronic central serous chorioretinopathy with epitheliopathy. A new device, worn like glasses, may improve vision in people considered legally blind. This weekly news r...

Visual Field Testing Feasible in Children With Glaucoma
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/890886

Jan 4th, 2018 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Static perimetry is feasible for visual field testing in children with glaucoma as young as age 5 years, and kinetic perimetry provides complementary results in older children, according to findings from the Optimal Perimetric Testing in Children (OPTIC) study. Visual field testing is commonly used to manage adult glaucoma, but it can be challenging in young children...

Multifocal IOL Implantation: OK After Prior Refractive Surgery?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/891034

Jan 4th, 2018 - Multifocal Intraocular Lens Implantation After Previous Corneal Refractive Laser Surgery for Myopia Vrijman V, van der Linden JW, van der Meulen IJ, Mourits MP, Lapid-Gortzak R J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017;43:909-914 High Expectations of Visual Function Corneal refractive surgery has been performed on millions of patients to decrease their spectacle dependence. Most of these patients have high...

Choose DMEK Over DSEK After Glaucoma Surgery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/888764

Nov 15th, 2017 - NEW ORLEANS — In patients requiring cornea transplant who have already had glaucoma surgery, Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) provides better outcomes than Descemet-stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), according to a comparison of the two approaches in eyes with previous trabeculectomy and/or tube shunt. The patients who were evaluated in this study had "the sickest eyes ...

Minimizing Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/887079

Oct 18th, 2017 - Toric Outcomes: Computer-Assisted Registration Versus Intraoperative Aberrometry Solomon JD, Ladas J J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017;43:498-504 Delivering Optimal Outcomes As patient expectations continue to rise, refractive cataract surgery is becoming the norm for many cataract surgeons around the world. As such, the management of astigmatism is crucial in delivering optimal outcomes to patient...

Dual-Focus Contact Lens Slows Myopia Progression in Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/887002

Oct 12th, 2017 - CHICAGO — For slowing the progression of myopia in children, a dual-focus contact lens (DFCL) proved significantly better than a single-vision lens, and efficacy was maintained out to 3 years, researchers reported here at Academy 2017, the Academy of Optometry's Annual Conference. "The [DFCL] definitely slowed the progression of myopia as measured by refractive error change and axial length gro...