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Increase in Dry Eye Symptoms Among Middle and High School Students After Initiation of Online Learning Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

American Academy of Optometry, Oct 2020, Poster Amy Nau, Olivia Nau, Reeti Rawal,Korb & Associates, Korb Research, Boston PurposeMeibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of evaporative dry eye in adults and more recently has been shown to … Continue reading

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Fiona Stapleton and colleagues explore the effect of adding a drop of artificial tear to the unpreserved saline filling solution of mini-scleral contact lenses

Post-lens Lubrication and Subjective Responses during Mini-scleral Contact Lens Wear Fiona Stapleton, Rajini Peguda, Jaya Sowjanya Siddireddy, Nancy Briggs and Jacqueline TanSchool of Optometry and Vision Sciences, UNSW Sydney, Australia Poster presented at AAO, Nashville (Virtual meeting), Oct 2020 (Link) … Continue reading

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Atropine for myopia progression: high dose vs low dose in a real-world setting

A dose-dependent response to atropine has been reported widely before, but JR Polling’s recent abstract, shared as the conference highlight, demonstrates once more, in a clinical population, just how this conclusion continues to hold true Continue reading

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New research on dry eye disease from ARVO

Presented at ARVO 2019 in Vancouver, Jennifer Craig and Michael Wang share the results of their research into the factors that pre-dispose the Asian eye to dry eye disease. Their conclusions raise questions about blinking patterns and meibomian gland function. … Continue reading

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The effect of adding ‘no water’ stickers to contact lens cases

Dr. Arshad received her PhD from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Sydney, Australia in 2020. After graduating with a BSc(h) Optom in 2011 from Pakistan, Dr. Arshad completed her M.Phil thesis in 2015. Dr. Arshad has worked … Continue reading

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Beyond 20/20 vision: the Mojo smart lens

Download PDF Chau-Minh Phan is a research scientist at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education, and co-founder of Tricolops Technology and OcuBlink Inc. His research interests primarily focus on developing biomaterials for ocular drug delivery and in vitro eye … Continue reading

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Canadian Dry Eye Summit: Getting started in practice

Practical tips and tricks on how to get started with your dry eye practice Continue reading

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Combined atropine with orthokeratology in childhood myopia control (AOK) – A randomized controlled trial

Paul Gifford discusses work presented at ARVO 2019 on combining atropine with orthokeratology for myopia control. Continue reading

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Contact Lens-induced Corneal Infiltrative Events during Extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) wear Clinical Trial

Future work in this field is highlighted with Debarun Dutta’s conference abstract which examines the effect of antimicrobial contact lenses on the incidence of CIEs in extended wear Continue reading

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Poster: Cellular fluorescein hyperfluorescence is dynamin-dependent and is increased with Tetronic 1107 treatment

The feature article of this issue of Contact Lens Update reviews the full paper by Khan et al on their work with cellular fluorescein hyperfluorescence and dynamin, where they demonstrate, via in vitro model, that fluorescein uptake into cells is an active process, which is enhanced in the presence of the surfactant Tetronic 1107 (found in some multipurpose care solutions) This poster preceded the paper, and was presented at ISCLR, Washington, US, 2017. It provides a short, easily digestible summary of the work. Continue reading

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