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.

March Issue

Low-concentration atropine drops safe, effective in myopia control

Perspective: Dashaini Retnasothie, OD, FAAO

This work directs ODs to focus on low-dose atropine as we look to fine tune its use for myopia control across all ethnicities. Read more...

Best treatment unclear for young children with moderate hyperopia

Kelly Malloy
Perspective: Reena Patel, OD, FAAO
Although the results of the study were inconclusive, the findings emphasize that it is appropriate to prescribe glasses for children as young as 1 year old. Read more...

Anterior chamber depth predicts refractive errors after cataract surgery

Brad Sutton
Perspective: Donald Mutti, OD, PhD, FAAO

Recent predictive formulas using preoperative anterior chamber depth hit the target about 90% of the time, leaving behind only cases with significant postoperative refractive errors. Read more...

No genetic link between myopia, primary open-angle glaucoma

Perspective: Doug Rett, OD, FAAO

By analyzing the connection between myopia and primary open-angle glaucoma polygenetic risk scores, these researchers have added new genetic research into the optometric body of knowledge. Read more...

Featured in OVS: The refractive error of professional baseball players

The SVOne autorefraction system was generally able to measure refractive error in a cohort of Major League Baseball players, although researchers recommended careful evaluation of refractive status as the system was slightly biased and often reported higher myopia in myopic patients. –Laby DM, Kirschen DG Read more...
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