Eye-Mail® News Brief

The Eye-Mail® News Brief, in partnership with Primary Care Optometry News (PCON), is a highly informative e-news brief that delivers the most relevant content to the inboxes of the Academy members once a month. The Eye-Mail® News Brief includes articles on optometry, vision technology, trends in eye care, and even more.

May Issue

Researchers say most 1-day follow-ups for cataract surgery are unnecessary

Sondra Black
Perspective: Sondra Black, OD, FAAO

The authors concluded that in uneventful phacoemulsification cataract surgery, in routine patients and in the hands of an experienced surgeon, a day-1 postoperative visit is not supported by the literature.  Read more...

Trifocal toric IOL provides good acuity at all distances

Harry Green
Perspective: Harry Green, OD, PhD, FAAO
This paper describes a lens that not only provides good vision at distance, intermediate and near, but also incorporates an overall toric design, which, in the study, successfully compensates for corneal astigmatism. Read more...

Study finds no significant differences in conventional femtosecond phaco

Kyle Sandberg
Perspective: Kyle Sandberg, OD, FAAO

Patient refractive goals, existing ocular surface disease, macular pathology and lens anatomy all influence our recommendations for undergoing laser-assisted surgery. Read more...

Researchers propose 1-week cataract surgery follow-up as needed

Brad Sutton
Perspective: Brad Sutton, OD, FAAO

While it seems clear that asymptomatic patients very rarely require intervention at the 1-week visit, there are other important factors to consider. Read more...

Featured in OVS: Histology of subcapsular cataract in a patient with atopic dermatitis

This case report highlights the histopathological features of anterior subcapsular cataract associated with atopic dermatitis in a 29-year-old man. – Shu DY, Ong K, Lovicu FJ  Read more...
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