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Comparison of Myopia Progression among Myopic Children with Intermittent Exotropia and No Strabismus
This study raises questions about the efficacy of strabismus surgery in affecting myopia progression in pediatric patients with intermittent exotropia.
Optometry September 26th 2023
Inadequate Follow-Up Eye Care Remains a Concern in Underserved Communities
The study reveals critical disparities in follow-up eye care among children in underserved communities, identifying race and socioeconomic factors as key contributors. Targeted interventions are essential for improving these follow-up rates.
Optometry August 28th 2023
Pediatric Myopia Management: Why It’s More Than Just a Pair of Glasses
Explore the complexity of childhood myopia, a disorder that affects about 25% of people worldwide. Learn about the dangers, issues, and potential remedies that can help protect our kids’ vision.
Optometry July 24th 2023
Collaborative Case #006: Red Tied
Explore the impacts of sickle cell disease on ocular health through an insightful case study of an 11-year-old patient. Uncover the significance of vigilant monitoring, the promise of spontaneous regression, and the crucial role of various diagnostic tools in managing sickle cell retinopathy.
Optometry June 26th 2023
A Qualitative Assessment of the Experiences with Eye Health and Barriers to Eyeglasses among US Youth
The intricate relationship between US youth and eyeglass usage is ridden with barriers such as cost, aesthetics, discomfort, and inconvenience. To combat the widespread issue of uncorrected refractive errors, a multi-faceted approach is essential.
Optometry June 26th 2023
Evaluation of a Pilot Protocol for Detecting Infant Hyperopia
A pilot screening program evaluated the efficacy of tropicamide autorefraction for identifying high hyperopia in infants, presenting an opportunity for optometrists to detect and address this prevalent condition early on, potentially preventing future vision problems. Optometrists play a vital role in identifying and managing vision conditions in patients of all ages. A recent study conducted a pilot screening program to evaluate the effectiveness of tropicamide autorefraction in detecting high hyperopia in 2-month-old infants. The aim was to identify the prevalence of this condition and explore an early detection method suitable for a pediatric medical practice in Columbus, Ohio. The study involved 473 infants, with a gender distribution of 55.4% female, who attended their 2-month well-baby visit at a pediatrician’s medical practice. Cycloplegic refractive error measurements were taken using retinoscopy and the Welch Allyn SureSight autorefractor. A subset of 35 infants with a hyperopia measurement of ≥+5.00 D in the most hyperopic meridian during the screening underwent repeat cycloplegic retinoscopy (using 1% cyclopentolate) during a subsequent visit. The results showed that out of the 473 infants, 28 (5.9%) had high hyperopia with a spherical equivalent of ≥+5.00 D. Additionally, 61 infants (12.9%) exhibited high hyperopia in at least one meridian of […]
Optometry May 31st 2023