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Electrovestibulography (EVestG) for Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) July 12, 2020 Fishman comment:  Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a very debilitating condition in which individuals suffer from symptoms including "headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, reduced concentration, sleep disturbance, memory loss, sensitivity to noise or light, double or blurred vision, nausea, anxiety and depression." Electrovestibulography (EVestG) is an objective diagnostic tool for PCS. It is an[...] Read More
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Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) may reduce pain by an Endocannabinoid-Related Mechanism July 8, 2020 Fishman Comment: I have been very impressed with the use of serum tears in the treatment of neuropathic corneal pain. At FishmanVision, we use a subset of serum tears called Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF). PRGF is itself a subset of PRP. Compared to other modalities, patients appear to[...] Read More
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Tape Stripping: A Novel Noninvasive Method Using RNA Sequences for Diagnosing Ocular Surface Diseases of the Eye and Eyelid June 17, 2020 Fishman comment: This is our recent work on a new method for measuring the mRNA on the ocular surface. The implications for this research range from microbiome analysis to point of care testing for infectious diseases. Abstract: Harvey Fishman MD PHD, Jonathan Mansbridge, Vera Morhenn; Tape Stripping: A Novel Noninvasive[...] Read More
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Heavy eye syndrome versus sagging eye syndrome in high myopia June 9, 2020 Fishman comment: When a patient presents with double vision, the immediate reaction is to rule out serious neurologic causes such as stroke (CVA), brain tumor, giant cell arteritis, infection, cancer, and myasthenia gravis amongst others. However, it turns out that a leading cause of double vision in older adults is[...] Read More
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Association of Dietary Fatty Acid Intake With Glaucoma in the United States June 7, 2020 Ye Elaine Wang, MD1; Victoria L. Tseng, MD, PhD1; Fei Yu, PhD1,2; et al. Joseph Caprioli, MD1; Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD1,3 JAMA Ophthalmol. 2018;136(2):141-147. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.5702 Key PointsQuestion  Does an association exist between daily dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially ω-3 fatty acids, and the risk of glaucoma in the US[...] Read More
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The “Who” of Light-Sensitivity: Who gets it and what can we do about it? May 28, 2020 [videopress 3ZogEhnL] Read More
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EyeChat with Dr. Harv Podcast on “Light-Sensitivity Unpacked” May 18, 2020   [videopress GFk68YQ5] Read More
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Relationships Between Short-Term Exposure to an Indoor Environment and Dry Eye (DE) Symptoms May 10, 2020 Air composition influences Dry Eye (DE) symptoms as demonstrated by studies that have linked the outdoor environment to DE. However, there is insufficient data on the effect of short-term exposure to indoor environments on DE symptoms. We conducted a prospective experimental research, in which an older building served as an[...] Read More
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Palpebral and facial skin infestation by Demodex folliculorum – Contact Lens and Anterior Eye May 10, 2020 Purpose To evaluate facial Demodex densities in participants with varying severities of blepharitis secondary to Demodex folliculorumassessed by the highest number of cylindrical dandruff on one lid. Methods This double masked cross-sectional study included 58 participants [19 control, 21 mild/moderate and 18 severe Demodex blepharitis] who underwent a standardized skin-surface[...] Read More
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Development of Feasible Methods to Image the Eyelid Margin May 10, 2020 Purpose: To develop a feasible method to image eyelid margin structures using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) for use in clinical research. Second, to assess the association between IVCM and meibography images. Methods: IVCM was performed on the central upper eyelid margin of 13 healthy participants (31 ± 5 years).[...] Read More