Tuesday, February 19, 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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Are diabetics getting eye exams like they should?

According to a new study, no. Tell me about the study. The study used claims data from roughly 300,000 insured diabetic patients (both type 1 and type...

Weekly social media roundup.

Patients are not the most truthful bunch of people. A new survey found that over 60% of patients have admitted to withholding information about their medical health...

What your patient might ask you…

Are daily contacts healthier than reusable contacts? Still yes. A new study was just published in Cornea examining daily vs. reusable contacts and their effect on the ocular...

An approved treatment for myopia is on the horizon.

The FDA just accepted the investigational new drug application for MicroPine. Explain that entire last sentence. An investigational new drug application is when a pharmaceutical company is...

Should we still be giving an antibiotic ointment to newborns following delivery?

Yes. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force continues to recommend that all newborns be treated with a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent gonococcal eye infections. How likely is...

Do you always confirm your patients date of birth?

You might be confirming an iris scan instead. A new collaboration between two companies is aiming to reduced healthcare errors by using iris recognition software. Irisguard is...

What your patient might ask you…

Which is better for my dry eye, plugs or tears? A new review published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology examined 10 different studies involving punctal plugs....

Contact lens wear and the meibomian glands.

A new study investigated the impact of soft contact lens wear on the meibomian glands (MG). The study details. The authors examined 174 eyes of current contact lens...

Weekly social media roundup.

32%The percentage of ophthalmologists that are burned out. (via)60%The percentage of patients that would like to purchase contacts or glasses with their smartphone. (via)25...

What your patient might ask you…

Does my statin medication help with my diabetic retinopathy? Maybe. A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that patients taking a statin had a reduced risk...

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