In my post Red light therapy for myopia control, I came across the concept of a potential mechanism for myopia control. Scleral hypoxia. Though my knowledge of molecular biology is significantly lacking. I found the results and discussion of these pathways utterly fascinating. I read through two papers: Scleral Mechanisms Underlying Ocular Growth and Myopia […]

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An Office-Based Fix-And-Follow Grading System Assessing Visual Function in Preverbal Children published in the November 2021 issue of BMC Ophthalmology outlines a reproducible method in assessing visual function of infants and toddlers. I must admit that I do not have much experience working with this patient population. I feel more comfortable working with kids five […]

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Red light therapy seems to be the new thing in regards to fixing everything from pre-mature aging of the skin, meibomian gland disease, and, it turns out, amblyopia. We intend to use a device that emits red light at 650 nm in wavelength based on the fact that it has already been approved and widely […]

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Association of Parental Myopia With Higher Risk of Myopia Among Multiethnic Children Before School Age looks in the March 2020 issue of JAMA Ophthalmology looks at data not previously before noted. There are tons of studies regarding how school age children develop myopia and nearsightedness. This one hones in on how myopia develops in children […]

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Compliance with wear and care instructions in contact lens patients is very important. Experience with patients tells us that it is pretty dismal. Patients usually overwear their lenses, don’t clean them properly, do not replace disinfecting solutions, sleep in lenses when they’re not supposed to, don’t replace their cases often enough or at all. I […]

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In yesterday’s post about the association between cataracts and dementia, one of the variables that they solved for was the E4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE4). The E4 allele of the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) has been firmly established as a genetic risk factor for many diseases including cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s disease […]

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A neat study from the August 2021 issue of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. High-Fat Diet Induces Inflammation of Meibomian Gland by Jinghua Bu et al studied mice that were fed a high-fat diet and how it affected the ocular surface. The giant grain of salt regarding this article is this. mice showed extreme hyperlipidemia […]

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