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BLOG: After vitrectomy, what's in the vitreous chamber?

July 31, 2015

This is a simple question, but one that can take some time to explore. There are two types of vitrectomies: anterior and pars planar. An anterior vitrectomy is typically performed during or after a cataract surgery in which the posterior capsule has torn and lens fragments have fallen into the anterior vitreous. If the posterior capsule is torn, then the anterior vitreous could prolapse through into the posterior chamber and maybe the anterior chamber.

Removal of this vitreous and the lens fragments is necessary to lower the risk of complications from the surgery, especially endophthalmitis.

Essilor to acquire Vision Source

July 30, 2015
Essilor, a manufacturer of optical lenses, has agreed to acquire Vision Source, a network of independent optometrists, Vision Source announced today.Vision Source will…
In the Journals

Two studies confirm accuracy of sideline screening tool for concussion

July 28, 2015
Researchers in two studies published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences found the King-Devick test can be accurately and reliably used as a concussion screening…
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BLOG: Moving your eye examination to primary care

July 23, 2015
A large number of optometrists use the term “primary care" to describe their services or their type or mode of practice. There are, however, a number of key points…
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Agustin Gonzalez

VIDEO: Gonzalez: Point-of-care testing helps personalize care

July 1, 2015
SEATTLE – Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, made several presentations here at Optometry’s Meeting, one of which…
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BLOG: Blue light symposium clarifies opportunities for optometry

July 20, 2015
During the last weekend in June, I attended the 2015 New York Blue Light Symposium. As I walked across Times Square…
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Scott G. Hauswirth, OD, FAAO

OD research addresses all areas of the eye

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Optometry was well represented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in…
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BLOG: After vitrectomy, what's in the vitreous chamber?

July 31, 2015
This is a simple question, but one that can take some time to explore. There are two types of vitrectomies: anterior and pars planar. An anterior…

Essilor to acquire Vision Source

July 30, 2015
Essilor, a manufacturer of optical lenses, has agreed to acquire Vision Source, a network of independent optometrists, Vision Source announced…
In the Journals

Two studies confirm accuracy of sideline screening tool for concussion

July 28, 2015
Researchers in two studies published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences found the King-Devick test can be accurately and reliably used as a…
Blog

BLOG: Moving your eye examination to primary care

July 23, 2015
A large number of optometrists use the term “primary care" to describe their services or their type or mode of practice. There are, however, a…
Blog

BLOG: Blue light symposium clarifies opportunities for optometry

July 20, 2015
During the last weekend in June, I attended the 2015 New York Blue Light Symposium. As I walked across Times Square toward the hotel entrance…
Scott G. Hauswirth, OD, FAAO

OD research addresses all areas of the eye

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Optometry was well represented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Denver, where OD clinicians and…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Woman presents with blurred vision, visual field defect

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Brynn Peterson, OD; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
A 64-year-old white female was referred to our clinic by her optometrist for evaluation of an edematous left optic nerve head. The patient reported…

Heath elected president of ASCO

July 13, 2015
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry announced that David A. Heath, OD, MEd, has been elected as its president.Heath is president of…

Optometry Giving Sight launches World Sight Day Challenge

July 10, 2015
Now in its ninth year, the World Sight Day Challenge invites eye care professionals, their staff, patients, industry partners and students of…
Lindsay Gibney Meeting News Coverage

Incidence of CME high in patients with retinitis pigmentosa

July 9, 2015
SEATTLE – Up to 70% of patients with retinitis pigmentosa can have cystoid macular edema, so thorough subjective and objective testing is…
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