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Studies have shown that lifitegrast will reduce the symptoms of dry eye disease in some patients, although the benefit is borderline clinically significant. It is much more expensive than over-the-counter ointments, artificial tears, and lubricant eye drops.
A seven-year-old girl presented with an asymmetric, hyperpigmented lesion that was isolated to the iris of her left eye.
A woman presented with a small, asymptomatic corneal growth on the left eye.
Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Vision Screening in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends vision screening at least once in all children aged 3 to 5 years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.
Over the past two decades, a variety of refractive surgery procedures have been developed and marketed as alternatives to glasses or contact lenses. Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis is the most common. Learn how to help patients make an informed decision before proceeding with refractive surgery.
A contractor in Iraq presents with unilateral eye pain and redness a cloud of dust blew into his face while fixing an old generator
The evaluation of eye pain includes an assessment of visual acuity and a systematic evaluation of the conjunctiva, eyelids, sclera, cornea, pupil, anterior chamber, and anterior uvea. Learn which findings suggest different causes of eye pain and when to refer.
Jun 1, 2016 Issue
Topical Antihistamines and Mast Cell Stabilizers for Treating Allergic Conjunctivitis [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Topical antihistamines and mast cell stabilizers, either alone or in combination, are safe and effective for reducing the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.
Primary open-angle glaucoma and primary angle-closure glaucoma are the two most common types of glaucoma. Risk factors for developing glaucoma include a family history of glaucoma, black race or Hispanic ethnicity, and older age. Family physicians can help reduce a patient’s risk of blindness from glaucoma by inquiring about the regular use of eye drops prescribed to treat the disease and encouraging continued follow-up with their optometrist or ophthalmologist.
Eliciting photophobia via pupillary constriction and the presence of anisocoria (greater than 1 mm) in patients with an acute red eye are the best predictors of serious eye disease (e.g., uveitis, keratitis, corneal abrasion, scleritis) requiring prompt referral. Lack of morning eye matting is a fai...