myopia

PiXL appears promising for low myopiaThe use of epi-on photorefractive intrastromal cross linking reduced myopia by about 0.25 D in a small study; In a high-oxygen group, the effect averaged 1.25 D.
Vector planning delivers superior outcomes for myopic astigmatismExcimer laser treatments using vector planning resulted in less corneal astigmatism, less refractive cylinder, and better unaided visual acuity postoperatively than treatments using manifest refractive treatment parameters alone, according to Noel Alpins, MD.
Performing cataract surgery with phaco in patients with previous implantationsThis case study presents the results and advantages of phacoemulsification, which Dr Dieter W Klass and his team applied after previous implantation of an iris-fixated phakic IOL (pIOL) (Artisan, Ophtec) for the correction of high myopia without explantation of the pIOL.
Treating and diagnosing myopia
Treating and diagnosing myopiaAndrew Morgenstern, OD, FAAO, sits down to talk myopia in children and adults, how to treat it, and how to go prevent it at the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, DC.
Fit multifocal lenses for older and younger patients
Fit multifocal lenses for older and younger patientsBecoming an experienced multifocal contact lens fitter allows ODs to address visual needs for two patient populations: presbyopes (and emerging presbyopes) and myopic children. Knowing when to choose a soft multifocal vs. a gas permeable or specialty design will increase fitting success for the OD as well as patient satisfaction.
Intrastromal procedure favored for myopic treatmentA review of 800 cases of small incision lenticule extraction for treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism shows an evolution in surgical indications and technique with consistently positive outcomes.
Sunlight and its effect on eye healthAvoiding sunlight entirely appears to be a misdirection. Melanoma is inversely related to latitude and inadequate acclimation (i.e., increased melanization and epidermal thickening), which carries the risk of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer—common in northern latitudes.
Acute viral maculopathy linked with hand, foot, and mouth diseaseThe patient noticed the symptoms while suffering from fever secondary to hand, foot, and mouth disease.
The poor man’s red/green testOne morning, as a few faculty members were squeezing in a workout before work, the topic arose of how to use the red-green (Duochrome) test most efficiently in clinic.
Exploring laser vision correction for myopia with/without astigmatismA prospective masked study enrolling eyes with low to moderate myopia with or without astigmatism found significantly better efficacy, safety, and predictability with wavefront-guided LASIK compared with small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE).