Friday, March 22, 2019

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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VSP to open three eyewear stores. This will be an extension of their e-commerce site, Eyeconic. The first three stores will open in Chicago. (via) If you've...

What your patient might ask you…

Can you tell if I will get Alzheimer's disease? Fox news reported last week that your eye exam could also detect Alzheimer's disease. They are referring to this...

Raindrop near vision inlay recalled.

The FDA issued a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) due to a post-approval surveillance study that showed 75% of Raindrop inlay patients developed...

New FDA approval: Rocklatan.

What is Rocklatan? It’s a drop used once daily to lower IOP and it’s a combo of two drugs, latanoprost and Rhopressa. Rhopressa was recently FDA...

Weekly social media roundup

That might be an overreaction. A woman made the news after claiming she burned 500 holes in her cornea from looking at her phone on...

What your patient might ask you…

LipiFlow is too expensive, are there any other options? Sure, let's talk about iLux. Alcon just showcased this new device at SECO. What is it? It's a handheld device (FDA...

One the horizon…

Xipere. What is it? It's triamcinolone acetonide ophthalmic suspension. It's a suprachoroidal injection for the treatment of macular edema associated with uveitis. Is it FDA approved? Not yet. The...

Avenova might get a run for its money.

Bruder Healthcare has launched their Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution, a 0.2% pure hypochlorous acid solution that's safe for daily, long-term use. No prescription is required to...

What your patient might ask you…

How common is dry eye? Very. A new study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology found the annual dry eye disease prevalence rate tripled from 2005 to 2012. The study...

The space station just got a lot cooler.

The Heidelberg Spectralis with OCT2 Module was just successfully installed on the International Space Station. It is replacing the OCT that has been there...

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