Viewpoints in
Eye Health


Static Perimetry Test May Benefit
Children With Glaucoma

A new study found that a simple static perimetry approach may yield higher-quality results than a combined perimetry approach in children younger than 10 years with glaucoma.

Prevalence of Persistent DME
Evaluated After Anti-VEGF Therapy

Persistent diabetic macular edema (DME) is more frequent when treated with bevacizumab than with aflibercept or ranibizumab, according to a study recently published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.

First OTC Brimonidine Eye Drop
Approved for Ocular Redness

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first over-the-counter, low-dose brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution (0.025%) for the treatment of ocular redness.

USPSTF: Screen All Children Aged
3-5 Years for Amblyopia

According to the US Preventive Services Task Force updated recommendations, all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years should undergo vision screening at least once to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.

Hot Tea Consumption Tied to
Lower Odds of Glaucoma

Individuals who consume hot tea daily may have a lower risk of developing glaucoma, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

AAO: Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator
Safe for Dry Eye

An intranasal tear neurostimulator (ITN) is safe and effective for increasing tear production among individuals with dry eye, according to one study released at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

18-Item Measure Reliable for
Symptom Burden in Glaucoma

A shortened glaucoma symptom measure based on the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study Symptom and Health Problem Checklist is reliable for evaluating glaucoma symptoms, according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Undiagnosed Macular Degeneration
Appears Common

Approximately one-fourth of eyes deemed to be normal based on eye examination by primary eye care physicians may have age-related macular degeneration determined by fundus photography and trained raters.

Highlights: Association for Research
in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting

Review the top research on recent advances in vision and ophthalmology which were presented at this conference held from May 7 to 11, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.