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Dry Eye Disease Associated with Lower Gut Microbiome Diversity November 6, 2019 Abiya Farhan Baqai; Harvey A. Fishman, MD PhD Abstract Purpose : The human microbiome has been studied for centuries and recently has been associated with health issues ranging from metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes to inflammatory disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease.5 However, only recently have associations of[...] Read More
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Why Don’t Yellow Night Vision Glasses Work? by Dr. Robert W. Massof November 6, 2019 Fishman comment: Excellent in JAMA by Hwang et al1 and neat follow-up commentary by Massof. Take home message that Massof makes: "yellow night vision glasses do not live up to their product claims, but more work is needed to better understand and ultimately ameliorate a ubiquitous problem that is growing with[...] Read More
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Corneal Manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease November 1, 2019 Fishman comment: Another interesting manifestation of systemic disease in the eyes. IBD patients have thinner corneas and reduced tears. ABSTRACT Purpose: To evaluate detailed corneal parameters of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients, including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, and to assess associations between anterior segment values and[...] Read More
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Novel Light Intensity Device (LuxIQ) for Quantitative Evaluation of Dry Eye Disease October 27, 2019 We report on a novel light intensity device (LuxIQ) that helps clinicians assess the severity of dry eye disease in a quantitative manner. Currently, the inability to quantify and accurately assess the severity of dry eyes is a huge impediment in the field of dry eye disease.  This novel device[...] Read More
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Long-term regular exercise and intraocular pressure: the Hisayama Study September 8, 2019 PURPOSE: To investigate the association between long-term regular exercise (exercise frequency and exercise time) and 5-year changes in intraocular pressure in a general Japanese population. METHODS: This population-based, cohort study was conducted in 2007. A total of 3119 Japanese community dwellers aged ≥ 40 years underwent eye examinations including intraocular pressure measurement[...] Read More
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Ocular blood flow in course of glaucoma April 27, 2019 Study explores influence of ocular blood flow in course of glaucoma: New techniques shed light on roles of blood, perfusion pressure in ocular blood flow   Many other factors, including demographic influences and individual susceptibilities, also make it challenging to study relationships between ocular blood flow and glaucoma. To overcome the[...] Read More