Contact lenses

Drug-eluting contact lenses gradually release medication into the eyes. They are considered a promising alternative to eye drops, which are not always correctly administered by patients. Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Boston Children's Hospital are exploring uses of these contact lenses for harder to treat areas of the eye, including the retina.

Most retinal diseases require eye injections or implants, which patients want to avoid. In fact, 1 in 4 patients receiving eye injections do not return for follow-up injections due to…

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  1. Aug 10, 2018

Plain Talk About the Consequences of Poor Contact Lens Care

Contact lens acute red eye may be caused by several factors, including, contact lens over wear, sleeping in contact lenses, or poor hygiene, noted Tami Hagemeyer, ABOC, lead optician at Premier Vision Group in Bowling Green, OH, during the American Optometric Association’s 2018 annual meeting in…

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  1. Jun 27, 2019

Do Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Cause Less Damage to the Ocular Surface?

Daily disposable contact lenses were found to cause less damage to the ocular surface than reusable lenses, according to a new study in Cornea. They also resulted in less increased proinflammatory cytokine levels.

Researchers evaluated 71 individuals who were given daily…