May 21, 2021
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Ophthalmology News Roundup: May 21st 2021


This week, we’re sharing the most recent top stories in ophthalmology news.

Study suggests the eye as a point of SARS-CoV-2 infection Ophthalmology Times, May 19, 2021

Investigators at Mount Sinai report that ocular cells may be infected directly by the virus, with the limbus especially susceptible.

Cataract risk lower after bariatric surgery for adults with obesity Healio, May 14, 2021

Adults with obesity have a lower risk for developing cataract after undergoing bariatric surgery, according to findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity virtual meeting.

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High levels of television exposure affect visual acuity in children Medical Xpress, May 20, 2021

Anecdotal evidence suggests that prolonged viewing of television and use of smart gadgets during early years can adversely affect a child’s eyesight and behavioral development.

Eliminating the potential land mines in glaucoma surgery Ophthalmology Times, May 05, 2021

Ophthalmologist details his preferred technique to avoid complications during procedure.

Beijing Eye Study identifies high myopia as major risk factor for developing glaucoma Healio, May 19, 2021

High myopia is a major risk factor for the development of open-angle glaucoma, accounting for a 7.3-fold increased risk as compared with emmetropic eyes, according to a 10-year analysis of data from the Beijing Eye Study.

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