Lynda Charters

Lynda Charters Enoch started her early “eye life” at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Boston, which ultimately culminated in her current position as an Editor of Ophthalmology Times.

Articles

Pearls for recognizing and treating uveitis

June 16, 2022

Modern Retina™ Case-Based Roundtables create an environment for ophthalmology’s brightest minds to examine complex, real-world patient cases in a discussion-based setting. Led by an expert in the topic, the group dissects the case together to improve their knowledge of rare diseases and niche diagnoses. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Modern Retina™ hosted Uveitis Case-Based Roundtables. Moderators Thomas Albini, MD, and Eduardo Uchiyama, MD, are uveitis specialists who have encountered intriguing cases in the clinic. Attendees asked questions and reviewed imaging of the cases in hopes of improving their overall patient care. Roundtable 1, led by Dr. Albini and discussed here, investigates two intriguing cases.

Novel oculomotor characteristics of achromatopsia

May 09, 2022

Treatments include tinted spectacles and/or contact lenses, low-vision aids, atropine drops, and patching for amblyopia, as well as eye muscle surgery for the nystagmus or any anomalous head posture and associated strabismus.

Diabetic retinopathy's effect on early visual outcomes after cataract surgery

May 08, 2022

According to an e-poster presented by Jagadesh C. Reddy, MD, and Harini Indusekar, BScOptom, at the ASCRS in Washington, D.C., patients who have pre-existing DR are less likely to achieve Snellen 20/40 or better vison after cataract surgery compared with the patients with diabetes but without DR.

New prognostic test emerges as strong predictor of metastasis of uveal melanoma

May 03, 2022

Investigators from the Karolinska Institutet and St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, reported that they have developed a prognostic test, referred to as serUM, that they believe is a strong predictor of metastasis of uveal melanoma.

Myopia control: Investigating spectacle lenses and their effect on axial length in pilot study

May 03, 2022

Eva Chamorro, PhD, MSc, points out that myopia control spectacle lenses affect the diurnal rhythms in the AL in young adult human and produced a small short-term increase in the AL that varies in intensity and time interval for each of the 3 studied lenses.

Decreasing risk of ocular surface damage by taping masks to skin during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 02, 2022

During a presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Yuichi Hori, MD, PhD, and colleagues found that taping the top border of a surgical mask to a clinicians’ skin reduces the potential for ocular surface damage resulting from expirations of air reaching the ocular surface during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Study examines relationship between dry eye disease and high myopia in teenagers

May 02, 2022

In a poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting, Osama Ibrahim Hirayama, MD, and colleagues offered results that demonstrating that anisometropia and astigmatic error were greater among the patients with high myopia compared with the other groups. Compared with the subjects with no myopia, those with high myopia reported significantly more dryness, less photophobia, and less pain.