Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Anterior Segment News Feed

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...

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...

Something you may start hearing about: Decorin.

What is decorin? Decorin is found at high levels in the corneal stroma. It regulates cell proliferation, survival, and has previously been shown to inhibit...

Lubrisine drop recall.

The company has just issued a voluntary recall after an FDA inspection found the drops "to be manufactured using practices that do not support its...

What your patient might ask you…

Can I change my eye color with eye drops? Probably not but Scott Disick just promoted it to his 23...

Botox, not just for wrinkles.

A new study suggests it may also help dry eye. The research team did a retrospective chart review of 76 patients who received Botox to treat their...

What your patient might ask you…

Does vitamin D help my dry eye? A new study published in Eye & Contact Lens found a link between vitamin D deficiency and dry eye. The study...

Do insurance companies cover cross-linking yet?

Yes. Cigna just announced that they will cover Avedro’s FDA-approved corneal cross-linking procedure. They are now one of the fifty commercial insurance plans that...

What your patient might ask you…

Can you really kill someone with Visine? I've never tried but a woman admitted to killing her husband by poisoning him with Visine. How exactly? Visine contains tetrahydrozoline which is...

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