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Ophthalmology

Welcome to the Ophthalmic Disorders Learning Center, an educational resource for clinicians interested in CME activities and other resources focused on the management of conjunctivitis, dry eye disorder, glaucoma, and more.

NEWS

n-3 Fatty Acids Don't Seem to Be of Any Benefit in Dry Eye Disease

Patients randomized to n-3 supplementation did not have significantly better outcomes versus placebo.

Extended Range of Vision Lens Found Superior to Monofocal

Superior range of visual acuity, glasses independence with extended range of vision intraocular lens.

Composite Subretinal Implants May Lessen Vision Loss From AMD

Improved vision with implant seen in some with non-neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

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.