Author Archives: Sarah Guthrie

Pandemic-Associated Eye Problems: A Review of Five Issues for the ECP

Lyndon Jones tackles five pandemic-related questions eye care professionals should be considering Continue reading

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Progression of myopia in school-aged children after COVID-19 home confinement: a review

Rosa Yang reviews a recent paper detailing the effects of the pandemic on myopia progression in children Continue reading

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Using personal face masks with spectacles versus contact lenses

Carole Maldonado-Codina explores how patient satisfaction with modes of vision correction are affected by use of personal face masks Continue reading

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Case Report: Novel use of Non-Invasive Tear Break Up Time (NITBUT) to Confirm Symptomatic Description of a Recently Described Phenomenon Related to COVID-19 Safety Measures: Mask-Associated Dry Eye (MADE)

Keyur Patel presents a case study of a patient experiencing mask-associated dry eye (MADE) Continue reading

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Dry Eye, Blinking and Digital Device Use

Professor James Wolffsohn BSc MBA PhD is the head of the School of Optometry at Aston University, where he has also held positions of Deputy College Dean of Life and Health Sciences and associate Pro-Vice Chancellor. An unequivocal fact is … Continue reading

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The Relationship between Dry Eye Disease and Digital Screen Use

Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee is the co-founder of Vision Optique (1999) in Houston.  She lectures internationally on the topics of Digital Eye Health®, Dry Eye Disease, Health Care Social Media, and Ocular Aesthetics. She serves as Medical Adviser to The … Continue reading

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One hour of smarphone use induces ocular discomfort and reduces blinking in children

Ngozi Chidi-Egboka OD, MPH, FNCO, FAAO trained as a clinical Optometrist and Lecturer in Nigeria before enrolling to undertake her PhD at UNSW Sydney. Ngozi’s research interest is the ocular surface in children. Download the poster (.pdf), which was originally … Continue reading

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Case study: MGD in a nine-year-old child

Dr. O’Dell graduated from Salus University and completed a residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and a member of the OGS, TFOS, … Continue reading

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Should We Control Myopia Progression or Eye Growth?

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD PhD is the Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is the Study Chair of the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study, a National Eye Institute-sponsored randomized clinical trial … Continue reading

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Axial Length Targets for Myopia Control

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD PhD is the Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is the Study Chair of the Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study, a National Eye Institute-sponsored randomized clinical trial … Continue reading

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