According the the American Academy of Ophthalmology:
The FDA approved TrueTear, an intranasal tear neurostimulator device designed to temporarily increase tear production in adult patients.
The handheld stimulator comes with daily disposable tips that are inserted into the nasal cavity for an effective, non–invasive and drug–free way to induce the production of tears.
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This article from the University of Utah discusses how excess lutein supplementation in addition to dietary intake of lutein from greens can lead to crystalline deposits in the macula. Authors recommend only qualified patients with risk for macular degeneration consider lutein supplementation.
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This study reported in the Journal of Cornea and External Disease reports that corneal cross-linking is safe and effective at halting the progression of keratoconus in teen patients.
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According to this study in Optometry and Vision Science:
The purpose of this study is to examine the change in corneal thickness and posterior curvature following 8 hours of miniscleral contact lens wear. Although a small amount of corneal swelling was induced following 8 hours of miniscleral lens wear, modern high Dk miniscleral contact lenses that vault the cornea do not induce clinically significant corneal edema or hypoxic–related posterior corneal curvature changes during short–term wear. Longer–term studies of compromised eyes are still required to inform the optimum lens and fitting characteristics for safe scleral lens wear to minimize corneal hypoxia.
Posted by Dr. Kevin at 2:07 PM