March 28th 2023
Patient centricity an important driver in topical development.
Cost of treatment discourages adherence for patients with dry eye disease associated with Sjögren’s syndromeMay 28th 2022
In a paper, investigators identified strategies used by patients to reduce the cost of therapy and its impact on adherence to treatment. Patients may be reluctant to disclose challenges regarding adherence to dry eye disease therapy, as well as fears of worsening quality of life.
Relationship between dry eye disease and high myopia in teenagers investigated in studyMay 3rd 2022
In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting, Dr Osama Ibrahim Hirayama and colleagues offered results that demonstrating that anisometropia and astigmatic error were greater among the patients with high myopia compared with the other groups. Compared with the subjects with no myopia, those with high myopia reported significantly more dryness, less photophobia, and less pain.
Sealing masks to skin with tape may decrease risk of ocular surface damage during the COVID-19 pandemicMay 2nd 2022
During a presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting, Dr Yuichi Hori and colleagues found that taping the top border of a surgical mask to a clinicians’ skin reduces the potential for ocular surface damage resulting from expirations of air reaching the ocular surface during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bursts of intensive outdoor activity result in increased choroidal, central corneal thickness in paediatric patientsMay 2nd 2022
In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Dr Mamoru Ogawa noted that investigators have found that the choroidal and central corneal thicknesses increased over a very short period of time following intensive outdoor activity.
Not just for eating: Grapes and potatoes help surgery trainees hone skillsApril 25th 2022
The pandemic has impacted ophthalmic surgical training. Exercises have been developed to provide key skills that can be practised simply at home and require no special equipment.
High performance microscopy for non-invasive conjunctival goblet cell examination examined by studyApril 13th 2022
A team of investigators from Pohang University of Science and Technology has found that conjunctival goblet cell examination is important for the precise diagnosis and effective treatment of ocular surface diseases; however, CGC examination has not been possible until now due to lack of non-invasive devices.
Phase II corneal health clinical program initiated for pharmaceutical platformMarch 16th 2022
Glaukos Corp’s iLink therapy for the treatment of keratoconus consists of novel single-use drug formulations that are bio-activated by proprietary systems through the delivery of ultraviolet light to the cornea to induce corneal cross-linking designed to strengthen, stabilise and reshape the cornea.
A simple solution for complex corneasFebruary 7th 2022
Corneal aberrations may occur more frequently than is generally appreciated, and they affect the visual outcomes following cataract surgery. Small-aperture optics provide a solution for a large category of patients who are otherwise not well served by complex IOLs.
Diffractive multifocal IOL linked with progressive decline in vision in aging patientsJanuary 27th 2022
According to investigators, patients implanted with diffractive multifocal IOLs had notable declines in the corrected distance visual acuity, distance corrected near VA, and near area of focus with aging