Surprising measles outbreak eye-catching for doctors of optometry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now reporting measles outbreaks in 20 states or 555 cases nationwide as of April 11. That’s the second-highest number of measles cases in the U.S. since measles was basically eliminated in 2000.Read more >

April 17, 2019

How to get hands-on with dry eye

Continuing education course outlines how to appropriately choose testing, assess results and use the data obtained to most accurately treat patients with dry eye.Read more >

April 16, 2019

Can fruits, vegetables lower cataract risk?

A new study suggests high consumption of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables was associated with a decreased risk of cataracts—sometimes. Read more >

April 9, 2019

Calcium, once maligned for AMD risk, not so bad after all?

High calcium intake does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration, per a new study that provokingly found an opposite association—at least in women.Read more >

March 29, 2019

Optometry seeking expanded role in diabetes care

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, with millions yet to be diagnosed. The AOA has long recognized that optometry has a role in the care of patients with diabetes. However, it’s moving more aggressively to demonstrate that optometry can make an even greater impact on diabetes care.Read more >

March 27, 2019

TBI: More can be done

According to the CDC, millions of visits annually to hospital emergency rooms relate to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) whether from falls, car accidents and intentional or unintentional blows. Tragically, the CDC reports, about 150 people a day die from injuries that include TBIs. Read more >

March 25, 2019

Eye exams for Alzheimer’s? How AOA is getting involved

Retinal microvasculature may hold clues about neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, opening the possibility that eye exams could further assess brain health one day. Read more >

March 21, 2019