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Colleen E. McCarthy
Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Dayton with a degree in journalism.
Hottest stories of 2014: Glaucoma
Check out our most-read glaucoma stories of 2014.
Punctum plugs reduce pain and inflammation after cataract surgery
A recent study found that the first punctum plug developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops.
Hottest stories of 2014: Contact lenses
The Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board takes a look back the most popular contact lens stories of 2014 and discusses why these stories were important to optometry.
Study finds second-eye cataract surgery improves quality of life
A recent study found that cataract surgery of the second eye improves the quality of life and visual function of the patient, above and beyond the benefits of the first eye surgery.
Vitamin E, selenium have no effect on cataract risk in men
A study recently published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that long-term daily supplementation with selenium and/or vitamin E did not have a beneficial effect on cataract risk in men.
SECO launches SECO University for online CE
SECO International recently launched SECO University, an online education resource center for optometric continuing education (CE).
Think About Your Eyes thrives with industry support
A year and a half after the Think About Your Eyes campaign launched to bring attention to the need for regular eye exams, the campaign is seeing results thanks to support from industry partners.
Hottest stories of 2014: Retina
Check out the biggest retina stories of the year.
HAI Labs launches the Elevate slit lamp to accommodate all patients
HAI Laboratories recently launched the HAI SL-5000e Elevate Slit Lamp, a slit lamp that is re-engineered to meet the challenge of examining patients of all body types.
Vision may be restored to 6 left blind by free cataract surgery in India
Last week, the Associated Press reported that at least 24 people lost vision after undergoing cataract surgery at a free medical camp, but a new report says doctors may be able to restore sight for at least six patients.