Pediatrics

Recent research suggests amblyopia has an affect on binocular vision

The study found that if certain forms of nystagmus that are seen in patients, then there is a higher chance of poor binocular visual function, as well as higher interocular suppression.

Investigators outline relationship between dry eye disease and high myopia in teenagers

In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Osama Ibrahim Hirayama, MD, and colleagues offered results that demonstrating that anisometropia and astigmatic error were greater among the patients with high myopia compared with the other groups. Compared with the subjects with no myopia, those with high myopia reported significantly more dryness, less photophobia, and less pain.

Wills Eye Hospital promotes Dr. Kammi Gunton to chief of pediatric ophthalmology service

Expansion of program aims to provide more children with improved eye care; enhance the teaching of Wills residents and fellows

Achromatopsia: New oculomotor characteristics of rare inherited disease

May 02, 2022

Treatments include tinted spectacles and/or contact lenses, low-vision aids, atropine drops, and patching for amblyopia, as well as eye muscle surgery for the nystagmus or any anomalous head posture and associated strabismus.

Short period of intensive outdoor activity results in increased choroidal/central corneal thickness

May 01, 2022

In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Mamoru Ogawa, MD, noted that investigators have found that the choroidal and central corneal thicknesses increased over a very short period of time following intensive outdoor activity.

Topical treatment improves corneal healing in pediatric patients with neurotrophic keratitis

April 23, 2022

In an e-poster presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s 2022 annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Abdelrahman M. Elhusseiny, MD, MSc, noted a research team found that cenegermin was effective for improving the corneal healing in these pediatric patients.

Editas Medicine doses first pediatric patient in clinical trial for LCA10

April 11, 2022

The trial marks the first-ever in vivo delivery of an experimental CRISPR gene editing medicine to a pediatric patient, with the company on track to complete dosing of the pediatric mid-dose cohort in the first half of 2022.

UCI-led study lays foundation for establishing base editing as a one-time, durable treatment for inherited retinal degeneration

April 07, 2022

According to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, base editing may provide long-lasting retinal protection and prevent vision deterioration in patients with inherited retinal degeneration, specifically in Leber congenital amaurosis patients.

IAPB introduces 'Focus on Child Eye Health'

April 04, 2022

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) recently announced an expansion of their ‘Focus on Glaucoma’ and ‘Focus on Diabetes’ series with their new ‘Focus on Child Eye Health’ series in partnership with CooperVision.