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29/07/2020 Wearing a face mask? Here are 7 ways to avoid foggy glasses

While face masks help us avoid unknowingly transmitting coronavirus, millions of eyeglass wearers are discovering the nuisance of mask-induced foggy lenses. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommending the wearing of face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19, fogged-up glasses are a problem “affecting…

19/02/2020 Do you need blue light glasses?

Does it seem like everyone is talking about blue light these days? There’s a reason for it. If you’re reading this on one of your screens (smartphone, laptop, tablet), you’re exposing your eyes to blue light now, though that might be a bit simplified. Blue light is just one color on the light spectrum that we’re exposed…

19/02/2020 Coronavirus: How eyes may play a role in its spread

Our eyes might play an important role in the spread and prevention of the coronavirus outbreak threatening China and a number of other countries. For example, a Peking University physician believes he may have contracted the coronavirus while not wearing eye protection when treating patients. Medical officials, though, say while this is possible, it may be unlikely.…

16/09/2019 Nomogram M addresses epi-off cross-linking of thin corneas

PARIS — Thin corneas can safely and effectively undergo epi-off corneal cross-linking using a new nomogram that customizes cross-linking parameters and depth of the demarcation line. Nomogram M was created by Cosimo Mazzotta, MD, PhD, cross-linking pioneer, who received the Joseph Colin Keratoconus Award, attributed each year to the best papers published in the Journal of Keratoconus and…

13/09/2019 Tomographic findings of subclinical edema help predict Fuchs’ progression

PARIS — With a median of 5 years of follow-up, three easily identifiable tomography patterns predict prognosis in Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy, according to a study presented at EuCornea 2019. “In this study, we asked the question whether Scheimpflug tomography [Pentacam, Oculus] could predict the prognosis of Fuchs’ dystrophy,” Sanjay V. Patel, MD, said. The cross-sectional cohort study…

13/09/2019 ESCRS2019 Conference

The 37th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) will take place between the 14-18 September 2019 in Pavilion 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris. Venue Information: https://www.viparis.com/en/site/paris-expo-porte-de-versailles  Venue Address Pavilion 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles - 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles 75015 Paris Please note: this is a…

13/09/2019 PhysIOL launches FineVision Triumf EDOF trifocal IOL

PhysIOL, a subsidiary of BVI, has launched the FineVision Triumf extended depth of focus trifocal presbyopia-correcting IOL in Europe for patients undergoing cataract surgery, according to a press release. The IOL combines trifocal technology and EDOF optics and is designed to improve intermediate vision and reduce side effects of low light conditions, the release said. It is free…

24/05/2019 LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns

LEDs are used for home and street lighting, as well as in offices and industry. That are also increasingly found in auto headlights, torches (flashlights) and some toys. LED cellphone, tablet and laptop screens do not pose a risk of eye damage because their luminosity is very low compared to other types of lighting, Francine…