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The latest on strabismus surgery: What you need to know

Extraocular muscle surgery is the primary treatment for certain types of strabismus. While all surgical procedures have known risk factors, the risks of strabismus surgery are overstated or not up-to-date in some arenas. For example, a quick Web search reveals websites promoting...

source: By Timothy E. Hug
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Researchers set out to investigate the association of hyperopia greater than +3.25 diopters with amblyopia, strabismus, anisometropia, astigmatism and reduced stereoacuity in preschoolers. The presence and magnitude of hyperopia...

source: Optometry and Vision Science

The purpose of this study was to determine whether hard exudates within one disc diameter of the foveola is an acceptable criterion for the referral of diabetic patients suspected of clinically significant macular edema in a screening setting. One hundred forty-three adults...

source: Optometry and Vision Science

Glaucoma is a significant health problem for which diagnosis remains suboptimal. Optic disc evaluation, which is fundamental to the diagnosis, is a difficult skill to acquire. A study was undertaken to determine the optic disc characteristics...

source: JAMA Ophthalmology

Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light. Together with colleagues, neuroscientists from the Ruhr-University Bochum report on this finding in the journal Neuron.

source: Ruhr-University Bochum via Science Codex

Eyedrops administered to infants as part of routine outpatient retinopathy of prematurity screening can have life-threatening consequences. A case report published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology...

source: Elsevier via ScienceDaily

Researchers set out to determine the sex- and ethnicity-specific prevalence of color vision deficiency in black, Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white preschool children. Testability for CVD in preschool children is high...

source: Ophthalmology

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