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LEADING OFF: Research Notes

Research Notes

  • An antihistamine-releasing contact lens was found effective in providing simultaneous vision correction and ocular allergy treatment for contact lens wearers, reveals March’s Cornea.
  • OCTA can capture loss of small retinal blood vessels and a thin retinal layer, which are ocular signs of Alzheimer’s, reports March’s Ophthalmology Retina.
  • Those who have migraine headaches are at an increased likelihood of having comorbid dry eye disease vs. the general population, reveals March’s JAMA Ophthalmology.
  • Open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension patients achieved, “substantial, durable and safe IOP and medication reductions” five years post trabecular microbypass stent implantation with cataract surgery, reports March’s Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.
  • In a secondary assessment of AREDS subjects, high amounts of dietary and supplementary calcium were linked with a decreased incidence of late AMD progression, reveals March’s JAMA Ophthalmology.
  • Dry Eye Disease is a common reason those in the military and their dependents seek eye care, reveals a claims database of 9.7 million beneficiaries, discussed in February’s Clinical Ophthalmology.
  • Older patients who have vision loss and are hospitalized for common disorders are often not identified as requiring special attention, which can affect outcomes, resource use and costs, according to April’s JAMA Ophthalmology.
  • HDL cholesterol is linked with an increased AMD risk, with triglycerides negatively associated and both having the strongest relationship with early disease and drusen, reports March’s Ophthalmology.