This week, we’re sharing the most recent top stories in ophthalmology news.
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Supply and demand: Navigating the future of ophthalmology Healio, July 9, 2021
“Teymoorian said younger ophthalmologists must stay nimble and be ready for even more changes in the field.”
A new Aetna policy that requires prior authorization for all cataract surgery procedures could result in safety issues and a worse quality of life for patients
New glaucoma test 15 times more likely to detect high risk patients Medical Xpress, July 15, 2021
The new test, performed on a blood or saliva sample, has the potential to identify high-risk individuals before irreversible vision loss occurs.
Pure cocoa found to improve visual acuity in daylight Medical Xpress, June 23, 2021
Eating 2.5 grams of pure natural cocoa powder serves to improve visual acuity in healthy young adults and in daylight conditions.
Are first signs of COVID-19 seen in the retina? Ophthalmology Times, July 13, 2021
A team of investigators has found that the retina could offer signs of possible COVID-19 infection before they appear in other parts of the body.