ocular disease

Immune mechanisms in allergic eye diseaseOcular allergy affects the quality of life of millions of people every year. Understanding the different mechanisms involved will increase their future therapeutic options.
Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segmentA multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia.
Recognizing ocular disease in childrenRachel Coulter, OD, FAAO, and Erin Jenewein, OD, FAAO, recently gave a presentation at the American Academy of Optometry's Academy 2014 meeting in Denver, CO, on recognizing ocular disease in children.
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye color
Rapper’s wife receives controversial implant to change eye colorYour patients may have seen wife of rapper T.I. and reality star Tameka “Tiny” Harris appear on Good Morning America this week to reveal she had undergone surgery to permanently change her brown eyes to “ice gray,” sparking a national conversation about the safety of such a procedure.
Q&A: Devin SasserI grew up in a small town called Mesquite, TX, right on the edge of Dallas, a small suburb. Texas weather is very temperamental (no pun intended), so there are days when it’s really cool. Real cool to me is about 50°F. [Laughs] Oh man, it’s cold outside, and then the next day it’s 80°F. I’m used to living in that range. And St. Louis, we have a winter here…but something about last year’s. It never went away.
First long-term treatment for DME approved by FDAFDA has approved fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant (Iluvien, Alimera) 0.19 mg for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) in patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids and did not have a clinically significant rise in intraocular pressure (IOP). Iluvien was approved without any restriction requiring patients to have undergone, or be scheduled for, cataract surgery.