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LEADING OFF: Research Notes

Research Notes

  • An extension study on the safety and efficacy of TearCare (Sight Sciences) in clinically significant DED patients shows a second treatment (12 minutes) with manual meibomian gland clearance after six months affords additional sign and symptom improvement, reports January’s Clinical Ophthalmology.
  • The moderate consumption of eggs (two to six eggs/week) appears to significantly reduce the risk of incident late-stage AMD over 15 years, reveals March’s Clinical Nutrition.
  • An estimated one in six youth (ages 5 to 15) who have had a concussion have a subsequent one within two years, and the risk increases with age and a long clinical course of the first concussion, reports June’s The Journal of Pediatrics.
  • Higher intake of dietary and supplementary calcium were found linked with a decreased incidence of late AMD progression in AREDS participants, according a March JAMA Ophthalmology study.