An interesting project to develop spectacles that correct asymmetric astigmatism which characterizes keratoconus. If successful, this would further assist people who have trouble wearing contact lenses for long periods and may help them avoid surgery. Read more
50% of contact lens users don’t wash hands before inserting them, the 2020 Vision Index report reveals
Half of people using contact lenses don’t wash their hands before inserting them, exposing themselves to a range of nasty eye diseases. This was revealed in a report commissioned by Optometry Australia in November 2019 to survey Australians attitudes to eye health. The resulting 2020 Vision Index report covers many topics such as glasses, contact
Crosslinking is having a big impact on reducing the number of corneal transplants required for keratoconus. But not all patients can benefit and a small number of people still require a corneal transplant to restore their vision. As part of National DonateLife week, the head of the Victorian Lions Eye Donation Service, Dr Graeme Pollack,
An Italian study, recently published in Cornea, compared the effectiveness of epi-on versus epi off crosslinking in pediatric patients. The authors found that standard epi-off CXL halted keratoconus progression in 75% of eyes during the 3 years after treatment. By contrast, I-ON CXL seemed to slow down keratoconus progression in 50% of eyes, mainly in
Question Can adhering to the Dutch Crosslinking for Keratoconus (DUCK) score improve clinical decision making in patients with progressive keratoconus? Findings This cohort study of 504 eyes and 388 patients found that adhering to the DUCK score was associated with a reduction in the overall crosslinking treatment rate without increasing the risk of disease progression.
Clinicians should consider the keratoconus patient’s priorities, whether it be comfort or ease of handling, when choosing a contact lens after corneal cross-linking Watch the video
Clinicians should screen close relatives of their patients with the condition. New data adds more weight to the theory that keratoconus is driven, in part, by genetics. Read more
Listen to two French keratoconus experts discuss the latest treatments for this corneal disease and the evidence to support their use in this podcast from the The European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).
It may feel good temporarily, but it can cause lasting damage. Read more
It’s late, you’re tired, and the last thing you want to do is get out of bed and take out your contact lenses. If so, you’re not alone: Around one-third of people who wear contact lenses have reported that they sleep or nap in them. But people who do this have six to eight times