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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Paediatric Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis – The VEKTIS Study
European Ophthalmic Review. 2020;14(1):Online ahead of journal publication
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). Online ahead of journal publication
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 […]
Pearls for Addressing Brunescent Cataracts
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):14–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.14
Brunescent, or brown, cataracts are found in advanced cataracts and can cause decreased visual acuity, with poor contrast and color discrimination, especially at the blue end of the visible light spectrum.1 They are particularly challenging to treat due to the increased nuclear density, and surgery is associated with a higher rate of complications compared with other […]
Toxic Keratopathy with Bi-layer Corneal Calcific Infiltrates Caused by Proparacaine Abuse—A Case Report
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):40–1 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.40
Proparacaine is a topical anesthetic widely used in ophthalmic practice. Proparacaine is well tolerated with limited duration of use, but has potential to become a drug of abuse.1 Extended use has numerous corneal sequelae including stromal infiltrates, corneal melt, and endothelial cell loss.1–3 In this report we present a case of proparacaine-associated keratopathy that necessitated bilateral penetrating […]
Radiation Retinopathy—A Review of Past and Current Treatment Strategies
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):34–9 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.34
Radiation retinopathy is a common and slowly progressive visual side effect of radiation therapy, such as brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy, proton beam radiation, helium ion radiotherapy, and gamma knife radiotherapy for uveal melanoma and other intraocular or orbital cancers.1–6 Patients treated with radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck can also develop radiation-related […]
Clear Lens Extraction in Primary Angle-Closure Disease—Pros and Cons
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):23–9 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.23
Recently, new surgical modalities for management of primary angle-closure disease (PACD) have been proposed; the most controversial of which being clear lens extraction (CLE). The Effectiveness in Angle-closure Glaucoma of Lens Extraction (EAGLE) and other studies recommend CLE as the primary procedure of choice to manage eyes with PACD.1–5 However, the rationale for CLE without resorting […]
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