Thursday, December 13, 2018

What's New in Optometry, Week by Week.

A rundown of recent headlines for the busy clinician, delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Keeping you up to date and ready for when your patient asks, "Did you see the article in the news about..."

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What’s happening on the glaucoma front?

Implantable IOP sensors. The first patient was successfully implanted with the suprachoroidal-placed Eyemate-SC sensor. Never heard of it. Fill me in. It's an implantable sensor that can...

Weekly social media roundup.

Remember that glucose-sensing contact lens in development? Alphabet, the parent company of Google that was working on it, have announced they are putting the project...

What your patient might ask you…

Can you predict how myopic my child will become? A new study says it can. The details: The study used health record refraction data for almost 130,000 Chinese children...

What your patient might ask you…

When can I get the contact lens with Transitions? TIME has announced their picks for the 50 best inventions for 2018 and a couple of...

Did your cataract surgeon graduate over 25 years ago?

A new study says they still do a solid job. The study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that being a "late-career" surgeon, meaning out of school for...

Might want to double check your med list.

In a new study, researchers checked patients' blood serum concentrations for various medications and found that over half of them were taking medications not listed...

We are getting holistic over here.

A recent study showed that primary open angle glaucoma patients who meditated were able to lower their eye pressure by 25%. The study details: A total of 90...

Weekly social media roundup.

The need for protective glasses even as a spectator. The sad story of a woman that lost sight in her right eye after being struck with a golf...

What your patient might ask you…

Do I have to buy my year supply of my contacts all at once? No. Johnson & Johnson has launched the MyAcuvue Subscription Program which allows...

The PRO-CON study.

The question: If my patient has wet AMD in one eye, would prophylactic intravitreal injections in the other eye prevent wet AMD from developing? Why did...

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