YOUR RUNDOWN

How does the risk of progressive glaucoma change for a patient with a disc heme?

A new study published in Ophthalmology Glaucoma observed 166 patients who either had glaucoma or were glaucoma suspects, 37 of whom had a history of a disc hemorrhage. Both groups were followed every 6 months for a little over 4 years. Disc photos and nerve fiber layer analysis were completed every 6 months.

What did they find?

The team found that the RNFL thinning rate in the disc heme group was two-fold faster than in the non-disc heme group.


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Are daily contact lenses better than reusable lenses? Still yes.

The founder of the CRADLE White Eye Detector app talks about why he created it here.


WHAT YOUR PATIENT MIGHT ASK YOU

Can my eyeliner make my eyes dry?

It can! A new study compared the degree of tear film instability and meibomian gland dysfunction between patients who wore eyeliner and those who didn't. The study included 42 women between the ages of 18 and 40 years. They were divided into two groups: those who routinely wore eyeliner more that 3x/week for more than 6 months and those who didn't. The team performed a number of tests, including grading of conjunctival inflammation, tear breakup time, fluorescein staining, Schirmer I, evaluation of meibomian gland function, etc.

There isn't a surprise ending to this....

The researchers found that tear breakup time was significantly lower and that there was more meibomian gland dysfunction and conjunctival inflammation in the group that wore eyeliner compared with the group that didn’t.

The take home.

The regular use of eyeliner induces tear film instability and meibomian gland dysfunction.


SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP

Optometrists are scam artists.

At least according to a new article published in The Atlantic.

Just in time for your holiday gift list.

EnChroma has launched new glasses for those deutans in your life!

 

 

See you next week!