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‘Physiologic’ Eye Growth in Myopic Children

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Comfort and vision correlations in daily disposable multifocal lenses

Sarah Guthrie is a senior research associate at the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE), in the School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Presented at BCLA 2021, this conference highlight is adapted from … Continue reading

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The ex-vivo drug amount of an antihistamine releasing contact lens

Summarising the ARVO 2020 presentation of Brian Pallwith co-authors, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Azaam Alli, Frank Yi, Charis Lau and Paul Gomes Ocular allergy is a pervasive condition reported in 20-40% of the US population, with a similar prevalence worldwide.1,2 A contact … Continue reading

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The Effect of Marginal Eyeliner Use on Tears and Meibomian Gland Function

Dr. Mariam Alkawally is the current Ocular Disease Resident at Empire Eye and Laser Center in Bakersfield, California. Dr. Alkawally obtained her dual OD/MS degree at SCCO under the tutelage of Dr. Jerry Paugh, her thesis being on the effect … Continue reading

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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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