Ophthalmology Career and Resource Center

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Detecting retinopathy of prematurity with telemedicine

Source: OHSU News

A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology reports that detecting retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) via telemedicine is as effective as detecting ROP in person. ROP is rare and only affects 16,000 babies in the nation every year. When looking at the overall accuracy of the two methods to detect ROP, there was no difference between the two methods. In person exams however had better results detecting more advanced stage developments of ROP.

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Light-adaptive contact lens get FDA approval

Source: Pharmacy Times

The FDA has approved the first light adaptive Acuvue Oasys contact lenses developed by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. The lenses use photochromic additives to adapt light filtered to the eye and are for nondiseased people with hyperopia or myopia. The lenses are the first of its kind and will help the 42 percent of Americans with myopia and as much as 10 percent with hyperopia.

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