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Prevent Blindness launches professional networking forum

July 20, 2016

Prevent Blindness debuted its new virtual forum, the Focus Initiative, at the organization’s 2016 Focus on Eye Health National Summit.

The Focus Initiative is a network designed to encourage professionals working in vision and public health to share resources such as vision research, research grant opportunities, professional recognition, training materials, webinars, events and other topics, according to a press release from Prevent Blindness.

BLOG: Transforming diabetes care

July 18, 2016
I had the unique opportunity to be a member of the first class of a joint venture between the American Optometric Association and the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes…

WSD celebrates 10-year anniversary

July 18, 2016
Optometry Giving Sight is commencing its 10th fundraising campaign to help those who are blind or vision impaired simply due to the lack of access to an eye exam and…
Meeting News Coverage

Professor credits neurodevelopmental optometry with his full recovery from TBI

July 15, 2016
BOSTON – In September 1999, Clark Elliott, PhD, was rear-ended at a stop sign, resulting in a concussion, and his long-term prognosis was grim. He went from…
In the Journals

Macular carotenoids can have positive effects on visual function

July 19, 2016
Researchers found that in subjects free of retinal disease and with low macular pigment, supplementation with a…
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Meeting News Coverage

Latanoprostene bunod reduces IOP, ocular hypertension

July 20, 2016
BOSTON – Once daily latanoprostene bunod 0.024%, taken in the evening, reduced IOP in subjects with open angle…
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Optometry's Meeting 2016

Optometry's Meeting 2016

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Study: Perimetry detects progression before photography in eyes with field loss

July 21, 2016
Progression in the visual field was detected first, more than four times as often as progression in the optic disc, in…
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Prevent Blindness launches professional networking forum

July 20, 2016
Prevent Blindness debuted its new virtual forum, the Focus Initiative, at the organization’s 2016 Focus on Eye Health National Summit. The…

BLOG: Transforming diabetes care

July 18, 2016
I had the unique opportunity to be a member of the first class of a joint venture between the American Optometric Association and the Johnson &…

WSD celebrates 10-year anniversary

July 18, 2016
Optometry Giving Sight is commencing its 10th fundraising campaign to help those who are blind or vision impaired simply due to the lack of access to…

Meeting News Coverage

Professor credits neurodevelopmental optometry with his full recovery from TBI

July 15, 2016
BOSTON – In September 1999, Clark Elliott, PhD, was rear-ended at a stop sign, resulting in a concussion, and his long-term prognosis was…

What's Your Diagnosis?

Patient has drooping face, incoherent speech

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Steven Turpin, BS; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
A 72-year-old white male was referred by his ophthalmologist to the eye clinic for consultation. He complained of right-sided facial and mouth…

Medicare Coding

OIG encourages Medicare providers to institute compliance programs

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Charles B. Brownlow, OD
The Office of the Inspector General acts as the “enforcer” for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This office establishes…

Detailed history essential to diagnosis of the dizzy patient

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2016
Tina Renae Porzukowiak, OD, FAAO; Len V. Koh, OD, PhD, MBA, FAAO
Dizziness is a term used to describe a variety of symptomatology including lightheadedness, presyncope, imbalance and spinning of the environment…

Meeting News Coverage

Optical tests may serve as biomarkers in mTBI

July 14, 2016
BOSTON – Researchers found that pupillary light reflex and near point of convergence may serve as objective biomarkers for mild traumatic brain…

In the Journals

President Obama outlines progress, future of Affordable Care Act

July 12, 2016
The United States "will be better off" due to the progress that the Affordable Care Act has made in addressing inadequacies in the health care…

Meeting News Coverage

OD posture during exams can lead to pain, discomfort

July 11, 2016
BOSTON – Researchers found that optometrists tend to assume a forward head posture while conducting eye exams, and such posture can lead to…

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