A lot of great information from this study in the October 2021 edition of American Journal of Ophthalmology. “We found that for each unit (1 D) increase in myopia, the risk of glaucoma increases by approximately 20%. The risk more steeply increases in high-degree myopia, representing a significant non-linear relationship.” If you look more granularly […]
A lot going on in this relatively small study. The holy grail is neurodegenerative disease is to find an easy way to diagnose them earlier. A lot of this work is focused on the eye because it is an extension of the brain, and it is relatively easy to examine. Our results showed that the […]
Our first episode of the What the Fundus podcast is now online. You should be able to find it and subscribe to it wherever you find your podcasts.
Here is a short study regarding contact lens wear versus glasses wear while wearing masks. There was no difference between groups for overall QIRC score but some individual question scores reflected better quality of life in the CL: ‘outdoor activities’, ‘keep fit’ and ‘able to do things’ (all p < 0.05). Differences in favour of the CL […]
This study was released this month. Efficacy of Lifitegrast Ophthalmic Solution, 5.0%, in Patients With Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Disease. It shows that Xiidra works better than placebo for moderate to severe dry eye disease (DED). That makes sense. It’s what I have experienced with using it in the past. (If you can get […]
Patient Use of Dietary Supplements, Home Monitoring, or Genetic Testing for Nonneovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration The striking thing I found about this is the disconnect between people that needed vitamin supplements and didn’t take them and those that didn’t need to take them and did. Over 80% of those without AMD in this study took […]
From Effect of orthokeratology on anisometropia control: A meta-analysis In the past decade, there has been an opinion that ortho-K can contribute to greater mid-peripheral corneal re-shaping in the higher myopic eyes, where the phenomenon of peripheral retinal defocus should also be stronger, thus effectively inhibiting AL growth. Consistent with this idea, some previous studies […]
I have been an optometrist for 23 years, and I have worked in many different environments. I don’t want to list my resume here, but I have started my own practice cold with my wife (also an optometrist) purchased practices purchased a patient database written my own EMR helped develop EMR templates been a clinical […]