Influenced by clinical feedback that discomfort is the number one cause of dropout, the latest contact lenses have evolved significantly to improve ocular comfort. Researchers have been trying to improve comfort by increasing water content, decreasing the modulus, lowering contact angle hysteresis and adding surface coatings and plasma treatments. They are also unsure if lubricity is the ...
It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you ...
This diagnostic tool can provide advanced analysis of the anterior segment, corneal pachymetry and more.
New colored contact lens modalities and expanded technologies offer opportunities for both patient care and practice growth.
Treatment plans for pediatric patients with keratoconus may get an upgrade soon with this newly approved technology.
One day, genetic testing and gene therapy may help patients avoid corneal disease altogether.
Point-of-care tests and advanced diagnostic imaging are helping doctors tackle it faster and more precisely than ever before.
Mapping the irregular cornea reveals much about disease status and its amenability to treatment.
Here’s a review.
This long-awaited procedure strengthens collagen bonds to stabilize the cornea. Recent technological advances seek to make the treatment faster and more customizable.
“Data on demand” could revolutionize the care of patients with diabetes or glaucoma.
Once considered antiquated, this design has recently flourished as a way to help patients with ocular surface disease.
Familiarizing yourself with corneal mapping can lead to more success with your GP contact lens patients.
Having trouble fitting GP lenses in your practice? Don’t be afraid to ask for help from the outside.
Our picks for 20 of this year's most clinically relevant papers in the field of cornea and contact lenses.
Do you know the latest options for precisely evaluating the cornea?
New lens materials and technologies are making their way into the market. Here's a refresher on the latest available to your patients.
OCT: It's not just for retina anymore!
Here's a snapshot of what it happening in the industry.
The ubiquity of information online is both a blessing and a curse. How much knowledge is too much?
We have made huge strides in understanding dry eye disease, with more on the way.
A new lens surfacing option improves wettability and lubricity. How does it work?
A telescopic lens design may give AMD patients a more subtle way to improve their vision.
These thought-provoking abstracts from ARVO will likely help define best practices in the near future.
Novel drug delivery methods were on display at this year's annual ARVO meeting.