Doctors rebound from COVID-19 limitations, settle into ‘new normal’

Results of a second AOA Health Policy Institute survey on the pandemic’s impact on optometry show practices are better off now than in April but still nowhere near pre-COVID-19 levels.Read more >

August 6, 2020

Marijuana dispensaries still blow smoke over glaucoma effects

Half of cannabis dispensaries responding to a recent survey admit to recommending marijuana products for glaucoma, but even patients aren’t buying it—at least the IOP-lowering claims.Read more >

August 5, 2020

Conjunctival lymphangiectasia: Possible signs of things unseen

Researchers suggest these generally uncommon eye surface lesions may help disclose undiagnosed Fabry disease, predict disease severity and possibly even function as biomarkers for treatment efficacy.Read more >

July 29, 2020

Can red light recharge the retina?

With the retina aging quicker than other organs in the body, due to the high concentration and decline of mitochondria in photoreceptors, researchers in a new study took a fresh look at improving mitochondrial function.Read more >

July 23, 2020

Rogue hand sanitizers toxic, may cause methanol poisoning

What’s the rub with your hand sanitizer? The FDA warns health care providers that some products labeled to contain ethanol have tested positive for methanol. Read more >

July 21, 2020

July 4 can spark eye safety conversation with patients

Eye injuries from fireworks sent hundreds to emergency rooms in 2018. A surefire way to make patients' July 4 holiday sparkle is to educate them on eye safety.Read more >

July 1, 2020

Vitamin A beneficial for eyes, just not for preventing myopia

Vitamin A’s protective role in eye health may stop short of delaying myopia progression in youth, but that doesn’t negate its overall benefits.Read more >

June 29, 2020