The AJMC® Ophthalmology compendium is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights for treatment of disorders of the eye.

Study Links Genetically Predicted Coffee Consumption to Higher Risk of Glaucoma

May 16th 2022, 8:10pm


In a 2-sample Mendelian randomization study, researchers found a direct causal relationship between genetically predicted coffee consumption and higher risk of primary open-angle glaucoma.

Study Finds Improved Visual Impairment Associated With Accessible Eye Care Clinicians

May 9th 2022, 7:26pm


A cross-sectional study found that areas with a high number of eye care clinicians had a lower prevalence of vision impairment.

Dr Steven Yeh Explains Xipere Follow-up Findings, Learning Curves for Clinicians

May 2nd 2022, 4:45pm


Steven Yeh, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the Truhlsen Eye Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, discusses the length of Xipere's treatment benefits and potential learning curves regarding its suprachoroidal delivery mechanism.

Study Finds Quality Improvement May Improve Eye Care Appointment Scheduling

May 2nd 2022, 4:01pm


Application of quality improvement methodology by a multidisciplinary team could improve the efficiency of outpatient ophthalmology appointment scheduling.

RNA Sequencing Identifies Novel, Specific Biomarkers in Pterygia

May 1st 2022, 12:24pm


While risk factors for pterygia are well-known, the underlying disease mechanisms have not been fully clarified in past studies. A new analysis using RNA sequencing pinpointed ptergyia-specific biomarkers and potential therapeutic targets.

The Balancing Act Between Eye Health and Increasing Technology in Classrooms

April 27th 2022, 12:30pm


The increased use of technology in the classrooms has forced ophthalmologists, optometrists, and educators to consider the perfect balance in children’s development.

Study Identifies Corneal Parameters Associated With Keratoconus Risk

April 25th 2022, 4:55pm


A multitrait model of corneal parameters was effective in identifying new keratoconus risk loci, resulting in enhanced polygenic risk score models.

Study Finds Mask Wearing Increases Risk of Dry Eye Syndrome

April 21st 2022, 4:24pm


An observational, cross-sectional study found longer face mask wearing and nonstandard wearing of face masks were associated with dry eye in adults older than 20 years.

Dr Robert Fante on the Need for Patient-Physician Conversations to Set Expectations Around Treatments

April 18th 2022, 1:00pm


Patients may have unrealistic expectations of how a new treatment or procedure may help them, and the conversation between the patient and physician is crucial for setting expectations, explained Robert G. Fante, MD, FACS, president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and facial plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, Fante Eye & Face Centre in Denver, Colorado.

Sleep Quality Associated With Severity of DED, Study Finds

April 12th 2022, 4:09pm


A study conducted in Saudi Arabia found that the severity of dry eye disease (DED) was associated with the amount of quality sleep participants received.