ARVO 2014 meeting

Metabolome-wide study finds link between androgen metabolism and dry eyeA metabolomics study found a link between dry eye disease and androgen metabolism in females.
Lutein, zeaxanthin assist in visual function both early, later in lifeA diet that contains lutein and zeaxanthin—or supplementation with these two carotenoids—appears to benefit healthy vision throughout life.
Results from lantanoprostene bunod clinical studies presented at ARVOThe results of 2 clinical studies on latanosprostene bunod—CONSTELLATION and KRONUS— were presented during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting last week.
Eleven Biotherapeutics presents data on protein therapeutics for anterior, posterior eye diseasesDuring the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting last week, Eleven Biotherapeutics presented data for 2 of its protein therapeutics, which demonstrate the role of cytokine biology to target both anterior and posterior eye diseases.
ARVO research round upThe Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology held its annual conference in Orlando, FL, last week and Optometry Times’ sister publication, Ophthalmology Times, was there to catch up on the latest research on glaucoma, AMD, and other diseases.
Editor’s Blog: ‘Star Trek’ medicine may not be light years awayThe Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting is noted for bringing the latest research and clinical developments to the forefront of clinicians and scientists who venture in the eye-care arena. As with previous meetings, this was prevalent this week in Orlando.
Winners of ARVO ‘describe your research’ contest namedThe top three winning descriptions—answering the challenge posed by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) for members of the eye and vision research community to explain their research to a 12-year-old child in one or two sentences—were announced during the opening ARVO/Alcon Keynote session.
Editor's Blog: Posters more than piece of paperAs part of Ophthalmology Times’ coverage of the 2014 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Group Content Director Mark L. Dlugoss writes this blog with his observations of the meeting.
Curiosity-driven research leads to award-winning discoveriesResearchers should continue to explore offhand leads or spur-of-the-moment ideas, said 2005 Nobel laureate Barry Marshall, FRACP, FRS, FAA. These very actions have sometimes led to world-changing, award-winning research.
SLT without gonioscopy lens successfulSelective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) without the use of a gonioscopy lens was performed successfully and still decreased IOP over 6 months, said Michael Belkin, MD.