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July 22, 2021

Polygenic-Variant Testing Can Help Improves Glaucoma-Risk Prediction Polygenic-Variant Testing Can Help Improves Glaucoma-Risk Prediction

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Polygenic risk scores can improve risk stratification in people at increased odds of developing open-angle glaucoma (OAG), according to researchers in […]
July 9, 2021

You Have a Sixth Sense You Probably Aren’t Using Yet You Have a Sixth Sense You Probably Aren’t Using Yet

Humans have a sixth sense that most aren’t using, but they could learn to. Some people who are blind have already figured out how to tap […]
June 28, 2021

FDA Approves Verkazia for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis FDA Approves Verkazia for Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

With the FDA’s approval last week of cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.1% (Verkazia), ophthalmologists now have another option to treat their patients, both adults and children, with […]
June 15, 2021

Allergic Conjunctivitis Severely Affects Children’s Quality of Life Allergic Conjunctivitis Severely Affects Children’s Quality of Life

Allergic conjunctivitis harms quality of life for children and their parents, apparently causing greater day-to-day worries than potentially blinding diseases, researchers report. Parents worry especially that […]
May 18, 2021

Ophthalmologists’ Earnings Weathered 2020 Relatively Well Ophthalmologists’ Earnings Weathered 2020 Relatively Well

Ophthalmologists fared relatively well in 2020 in terms of compensation, despite substantial practice changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earnings were nearly the same in 2020 as […]
May 7, 2021

Varenicline Nasal Spray Efficacious for Dry Eye Varenicline Nasal Spray Efficacious for Dry Eye

An experimental varenicline nasal spray can reduce signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, the results of a phase 3 trial suggest. Dr Michael Raizman Squirting […]
May 7, 2021

COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids COVID-19 Confinement May Have Caused Myopia in Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the prevalence of myopia by confining young children indoors, researchers say. Spending more time inside focused on computer screens appears […]
May 6, 2021

COVID Delay of nAMD Treatment Less Harmful than Expected COVID Delay of nAMD Treatment Less Harmful than Expected

Many people with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) lost less vision than expected during treatment delays imposed by COVID-19, researchers say. The finding suggests that physicians […]
May 6, 2021

Vaping Linked to Visual Impairment Vaping Linked to Visual Impairment

People who use e-cigarettes have a high rate of visual impairment, researchers say, and that association is independent of and in addition to traditional cigarette use. […]
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