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. Full text
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
Past Links of the Week
NIH press release of a multicenter study showing a link between hyperopia and literacy defects.
Vision in Olympic athletes
Spaceflight and Eyes
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.
Driving performance (from Washington University in St Louis) in patients with moderate to severe glaucoma.
Meta-analysis recommends prostaglandins for glaucoma
Glaucoma and quality of life
Cannabis and ganglion cell dysfunction.
10-2 visual field for glaucoma.
Home based therapy for convergence insufficiency is not effective.
Chloroquine and hydoxychloroquine retinopathy screening recommendation
Genetic and dietary factors related to cataract
Standard set of outcomes for cataract surgery
Link of Zika virus and eye abnormalities in children
Over the counter anti-histamine may improve function related to vision loss and MS
Misdiagnoses of neurophthalmological disease
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.
Case studies: OCT