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General resources for evidence-based eye care

Greenhalgh T. How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine, 3rd edition. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, 2006.           

Graham AM. Finding, retrieving and evaluating journal and web-based information for evidence-based optometry. Clin Exp Optom 2007; 90: 244–249. 
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The Cochrane Library provides an extended resource for evidence based eye care.  Extensive abstract information is available at Cochrane Systematic Reviews on Eyes and Vision.  A subscription is required for the full text.

 

Evidence-base Clinical Practice Guidelines from The American Optometric Association

Adult Eye and Vision Examination

Eye Care of the Patient with Diabetes Mellitus


Past Links of the Week

Refraction

NIH press release of a multicenter study showing a link between hyperopia and literacy defects.

Vision in Olympic athletes

Spaceflight and Eyes

Contact Lenses

Contact lens for myopia control: A study by Aller, Liu, and Wildsoet (“Myopia Control with Bifocal Contact Lenses: A Randomized Clinical Trial” published online in Optometry and Vision Science, Jan 18, 2016) reports bifocal contact lenses tested achieved greater control over myopia progression and axial elongation (>70%) compared with other published results with multifocal spectacles. 

Adaptation to multifocal contact lenses

Contact lens comfort may be related to time of day.

Glaucoma

Driving performance (from Washington University in St Louis) in patients with moderate to severe glaucoma.

Meta-analysis recommends prostaglandins for glaucoma

Eating leafy greens associated with lower risk of glaucoma

Glaucoma and quality of life

Cannabis and ganglion cell dysfunction

10-2 visual field for glaucoma.

Binocular vision

Treating vertical heterophoria improves post-concussive symptoms.

Home based therapy for convergence insufficiency is not effective.

Retina

Chloroquine and hydoxychloroquine retinopathy screening  recommendation

Lens/cataract

Genetic and dietary factors related to cataract 

Standard set of  outcomes for cataract surgery

Pathology

        Link of Zika virus and eye abnormalities in children

Neuro

Over the counter anti-histamine may improve function related to vision loss and MS 

Misdiagnoses of neurophthalmological disease

Primary Care

Value of Routine Eye Examinations in Asymptomatic Patients

Tips for Better Sleep

Smartphone use and vision problems.

Smartphone testing of color vision.

Prediction of prevalence of blindness in 2040

Diagnosing a painful eye

Impact of dry eye on workplace productivity

Association of diabetic retinopathy and depression

Dry eye and reading

Using a smartphone to measure c/d

Prevalence of near vision problems in people over over 50

Improved sensitivity of diabetic retinopathy classification using OCT angiography

Searching for objects in everyday scenes.

Sleep apnea and retinal vasculature.

Bariatric surgery does not halt diabetic retinopathy.

Solar Retinopathy

Case studies: OCT