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Six cases of corneal infections associated with sleeping in contact lenses are described in a case report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts

Six patients reported sleeping in lenses on regular basis; most had vision loss, permanent damage
Doctors recently removed a contact lens that was embedded in a woman's eyelid for nearly three decades after she was hit in the eye while playing badminton. The case was highlighted in the Aug. 10 online edition of BMJ Case Reports.

Doctors Remove Contact Lens Embedded in Eyelid for Years

Lens was encapsulated within the upper eyelid soft tissue since childhood eye trauma
Eye examination is helpful for detecting abnormalities that could indicate abuse in children

Eye Examination Can Help Detect Abuse in Children

Physicians have a responsibility to consider abuse in the differential diagnosis of pediatric eye trauma

July 2018 Briefing – Ophthalmology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for July 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
School-aged children with developmental dyslexia more frequently have visual function deficits than typically developing children

Visual Function Deficits Up in Developmental Dyslexia

Increased prevalence of deficits in visual function versus typically developing school-age children
Older adults' worsening vision may drive declines in cognitive function

Declines in Vision Tied to Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Findings based on large study of community-dwelling older adults
There are sociodemographic disparities in eyeglass use by age

Sociodemographic Disparities in Eyeglass Use Among Elderly

Glasses use less likely for those who were older, non-white, had lower educational levels, less affluent

June 2018 Briefing – Ophthalmology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Ophthalmology for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
With the Fourth of July approaching

Ophthalmologists Warn About Eye Injury Risk With Fireworks

American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends wearing protective eyewear, keeping safe distance
For individuals without neurodegenerative disease

Thinner Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Tied to Worse Cognitive Function

Those in 2 thinnest quintiles of RNFL thickness have higher likelihood of cognitive decline in follow-up