myopia

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).
Looking back at 2016
Looking back at 2016Before the new year gets too far along, let’s take a brief look at the happenings in the pages of Optometry Times during 2016.
FDA myopia progression workshop brings together ODs, MDs
FDA myopia progression workshop brings together ODs, MDsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently brought together representatives from optometry and ophthalmology to discuss regulatory review of contact lenses and future medical devices to control the progression of myopia, primarily in children.
Fitting ortho-k contact lensesOrthokeratology is a specialty type of contact lens fitting in which the patient wears correction overnight and is free from wearing visual correction during the day. By fitting the patient into a reverse geometry gas permeable lens, the practitioner can make controlled but temporary refractive changes to the cornea. It is a treatment that has been proven to be safe and effective in both children and adults with promising results in the area of controlling myopia progression.