VISION & LEARNING

📚When a child is having trouble learning, parents often seek care from the optometrist to determine whether or not vision is a contributing factor. A common question is whether vision problems cause learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia, which accounts for 80% of learning disabilities. ⁣ ⁣ 👀 The relationship between vision…

THE CONTACT LENS CASE CONUNDRUM

References 1. Szczotka-Flynn, L. B., Pearlman, E., & Ghannoum, M. (2010). Microbial contamination of contact lenses, lens care solutions, and their accessories: a literature review. Eye & contact lens, 36(2), 116–129. 2. Stapleton, F., Keay, L., Edwards, K., Naduvilath, T., Dart, J. K., Brian, G., & Holden, B. A. (2008).…

WHAT’S UP WITH HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE??

References 1. Marmor, M. F., Kellner, U., Lai, T. Y., Melles, R. B., & Mieler, W. F. (2016). Recommendations on screening for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine retinopathy (2016 revision). Ophthalmology, 123(6), 1386-1394. 2. Marmor, M. F., & Hu, J. (2014). Effect of disease stage on progression of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. JAMA ophthalmology, 132(9), 1105-1112. 3. Kellner,…

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE & THE EYES

References 1. Schwartz, T.M., Keenan, R.T., & Daluvoy, M.B. (2016). Ocular Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Eyenet, Nov/16, 37-39. 2. Bhamra, M. S., Gondal, I., Amarnani, A., Betesh, S., Zhyvotovska, A., Scott, W., Rodriguez-Alvarez, M., Lazzaro, D. R., & McFarlane, I. M. (2019). Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Implications of Recent…

NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE & THE EYES

References 1. Garrett, B., Dmytriw, A., & Maxner, C. (2016). Acute optic neuritis in multiple sclerosis. CMAJ, 188(9), E199. 2. Zeid, N. A., & Bhatti, M. T. (2008). Acute inflammatory demyelinating optic neuritis: evidence-based visual and neurological considerations. The neurologist, 14(4), 207-223. 3. Costello, F., & Burton, J. M. (2013). An approach…

VASCULAR DISEASE & THE EYES

References Cooper, L. S., Wong, T. Y., Klein, R., Sharrett, A. R., Bryan, R. N., Hubbard, L. D., ... & Sorlie, P. D. (2006). Retinal microvascular abnormalities and MRI-defined subclinical cerebral infarction: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Stroke, 37(1), 82-86. Cuspidi, C., Meani, S., Valerio, C., Fusi, V., Catini, E., Sala,…

EYELID TWITCH

References Banik, R., & Miller, N. (2004). Chronic myokymia limited to the eyelid is a benign condition. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology : the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, 24(4), 290–292 Eyelid myokymia.(EYELIDS AND ADNEXA)(Disease/Disorder overview). (2014). Review of Optometry, 151(6).