touchOPHTHALMOLOGY publishes two peer-reviewed, free-to-access journals, that aim to provide insightful and topical articles relevant to the day-to-day practice of busy physicians. View our latest and archive content below.
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Nonorganic Vision Loss
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):26–33 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.26
Nonorganic vision loss (NOVL) or functional vision loss (FVL) is the presence of abnormal vision, or visual fields, without an organic pathology, despite a thorough and comprehensive evaluation. The symptoms will be inconsistent with the results of an objective examination.1–3 In some cases, vision loss is intentionally feigned, while in others it occurs under unconscious conditions. […]
New Age-related Macular Degeneration Injectables
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):17–20 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.17
Modern treatments for wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) have progressed tremendously in the last decade, with the rise of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) intravitreal injections as the standard-of-care. Both aflibercept (Eylea®, Regeneron, Tarrytown, NY, USA) and ranibizumab (Lucentis®, Genentech, San Francisco, CA, USA) have become the gold standard for anti-VEGF agents. Initially, patients with […]
Complications of LASIK – Therapeutic Refractive Surgery
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):14–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.14
Surgical techniques for the correction of refractive errors include laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and surface treatments, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (TransPRK) and laser epithelial keratomileusis. These have become routine and reliable procedures with extremely high patient satisfaction rates;1 with safety, night vision and ocular comfort scores that rival or beat contact lenses.2 However, like […]
Expanding the Role of Povidone-iodine in a COVID-19 Era
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;16(2): Online ahead of journal publication
The coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe, exposing healthcare systems trying to deal with this formidable public health crisis. Since the beginning of the outbreak, ophthalmologists have played a pivotal role. In China, they were among the first to recognize the emergence of the virus, and have sadly been counted as some of the earliest […]
Paediatric Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis – The VEKTIS Study
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):12–3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.12
Dominique Bremond-Gignac, MD, PhD, FEBO, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology with a paediatric and ocular surface subspecialty at the University Hospital Necker–Enfants Malades and University of Paris in Paris, France. She graduated in pharmacology and statistics (MSc) and completed her PhD thesis in anatomy. Her activity is distributed across […]
Once-daily Preservative-free Topical Anti-glaucomatous Monotherapy – A Better Approach?
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):21–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOR.2020.14.1.21
Glaucoma causes an optic neuropathy and is one of the leading causes of blindness globally.1 Pathologically, patients with glaucoma typically develop irreversible characteristic field defects due to loss of retinal ganglion cells and subsequent characteristic optic nerve-head damage. The main risk factor for development of glaucoma is intraocular pressure (IOP), reduction of which is targeted by […]
Neuro-ophthalmology in the Geriatric Eye
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):30–3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.30
As the percentage of elderly people that make up the population of the USA grows, it is imperative to shift our focus on how to best address their needs and outline an approach to the geriatric eye. This review describes common physiologic and pathologic conditions affecting the aging eye including presbyopia, posterior cortical atrophy, giant […]
Response to “Optical Lens Tinting—A Review of its Functional Mechanism, Efficacy, and Applications”
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):16–7 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.16
I was interested to read the review, “Optical Lens Tinting—A Review of its Functional Mechanism, Efficacy, and Applications” by Jared Raabe, Ashwini Kini, and Andrew Lee, which appeared in US Ophthalmic Review.1 I am the inventor of the FL–41 lens that features in the article. As the authors point out, the original design of the lens […]
Orthokeratology for the Prevention of Myopic Progression in Children
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):12–3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.12
In this Expert Interview, we speak to Dr Deborah K VanderVeen about the rationale for the use of orthokeratology for the prevention of myopic progression in children, and the conclusion of the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) report on this subject. She also discusses which children it would likely benefit and those in whom […]
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