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It is well established that there is no safe level of myopia and ocular disease including glaucoma, cataracts, choroidal neovascular membranes and retinal detachment present with myopia. The greater the amount of myopia, the higher the risk. . Treatment options...
Discovery of myopia retinal cell Scientists at Northwestern have discovered a ganglion cell in the mouse retina that can function abnormally if not introduced to the proper amount and time of natural light. The retinal cell, called “ON delayed,” due...
With a majority of people being quarantined in their homes screen time has increased dramatically for work, school or gaming/viewing platforms. The coronavirus pandemic has halted all major sporting events with the biggest of them all being the Olympics...
Keratoconus is more common than you think Keratoconus is an asymmetric, bilateral, frequently progressive corneal disease that is more common than you think. Back in the mid-1980’s studies were developed to roughly and likely inaccurately estimate the incidence and prevalence...

https://youtu.be/aoty3INtHGY Dr. Richard Hults has been practicing optometry for over 30 years and resides in the Cleveland area. Topics covered include: The history of contact lenses, refraction, astigmatisms, bifocal and multifocal contact lenses, side effects of contact lenses, how to...
A low myope walks into an optometry clinic… To many, this may sound like the beginning of a successful patient encounter. Correct myopia with a distance prescription; you’ll have a happy patient and a happy practice. In my clinic,...

Feeling the Pressure? This month, let’s reflect on the advances in glaucoma care. Back in the Land Before Time and iPhones, circa 1983, our optometry curriculum included extensive work in glaucoma care. Excitement was high, in anticipation of the coming...
In this interesting article, it describes how the future of the smart contact lens can help monitor and detect diseases. Information from these smart contact lenses can tell information about blood sugar levels and eye pressure. How will this...
Corneal infections still keep me awake at night and I am sure I am not alone. While most infections can be successfully treated using a topical antibiotic and close monitoring, some require culturing for pathogen identification and treatment specificity. Standard...

https://youtu.be/Kmqd_IFrR3M Dr. Jennifer Lyerly, an optometrist in Raleigh, North Carolina — specializes in contact lenses and ocular aesthetics —@eye.dolatry — published in many magazines, medical journals, etc. — has her own podcast called “de-focus” Topics covered include: Preservatives to avoid in your...
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