Lindstrom's Perspective

Advances will take surgical visualization to a new level

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2016
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
A critical element in any successful surgical procedure is the ability to visualize the tissue being manipulated surgically. I have often said to my…

OCT useful in management of DME

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, February 10, 2016
Szilárd Kiss, MD
Nearly 30.26 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and of those, 4.2 million adults aged 40 and older, or 29%, have diabetic retinopathy…

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Is OCT angiography going to change our lives?

Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition, January 2016
Paolo Lanzetta, MD
OCT jumped into our lives in 1991 when Huang and colleagues published about a “noninvasive cross-sectional imaging technology in biological…

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OCT angiography provides noninvasive close-up viewing of retinal vasculature

Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition, January 2016
Over the past 20 years, OCT has developed rapidly as a noninvasive method of retinal imaging. OCT angiography, or OCTA, is the latest evolution of…

Smartphone ophthalmoscopy nears imaging quality of fundus camera in study

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2015
Smartphone ophthalmoscopy images may nearly equal the quality and diagnostic utility of traditional fundus camera images, according to a study. The…

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OCTA represents next step in imaging technology

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, November 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
OCT uses a relatively long wavelength near infrared light to create a three-dimensional high-resolution cross-sectional image of tissue. The light…

In the Journals

Screening protocol may detect eye disease in American Indian, Alaskan Native population

September 18, 2015
A specified ophthalmic screening protocol accurately detected eye disease in an American Indian and Alaskan Native population. However, the protocol…

In the Journals

Smartphone ophthalmoscopy nears imaging quality of fundus camera

August 4, 2015
Smartphone ophthalmoscopy images may nearly equal the quality and diagnostic utility of traditional fundus camera images, according to a study. The…

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VIDEO: Angio-OCT beneficial for diagnosis, management of retinal diseases

July 14, 2015
VIENNA — At the American Society of Retina Specialists meeting here, Kakarla V. Chalam, MD, PhD, MBA, discusses his presentation on angio-optical…

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Monitoring long-term effects on vision in microgravity a priority for NASA’s future flight to Mars

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2015
NASA is banding together with thought leaders in ophthalmology and industry to try to remedy vision problems encountered by astronauts in space for…

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Collaborative effort focuses on safety, vision health of astronauts

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2015
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Space is a hostile environment for the human body. We are all aware of the great risks taken in being rocketed into space and returning to Earth…

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Real-time imaging may assist standardized grading in diabetic retinopathy evaluation

May 7, 2015
DENVER — A teleophthalmology program using ultra-widefield imaging may assist standardized grading at reading centers for diabetic retinopathy…

OSN Europe: Easy-to-use modular system turns smartphone into versatile recording device

April 29, 2015
Despite rapid advances in portable video technology, it remains difficult to record what we see down the slit lamp or through the operating…

Eye Capitals: Vienna important in history of ophthalmology

Ocular Surgery News Europe Edition, January 2015
Oliver Findl, MD MBA FEBO; Annette Harrer, MD
Vienna is the second city that we shall explore as part of our Eye Capitals series. This article will take us from the world’s first professor…

In the Journals

Next-generation DNA sequencing may have capability to detect congenital cataracts

December 17, 2014
Next-generation DNA sequencing demonstrated the capability to alter clinical management, direct care pathways and enable accurate genetic counseling…

Meeting News Coverage

Heidelberg launches new OCT module for Spectralis line

October 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Heidelberg Engineering introduced the launch of its OCT2 here at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. The next-generation…

Novel intraoperative SD-OCT device improves surgical accuracy

September 18, 2014
LONDON — A novel, continuous, intraoperative spectral-domain optical coherence tomography device enhances control, accuracy and safety of…

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Advances in imaging technologies improve screening, detection of diabetic eye disease

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2014
For years, the main reason for ophthalmic screening in patients with diabetes has been to detect the presence of diabetic retinopathy or diabetic…

Ultrasound biomicroscopy an important diagnostic tool for anterior portion of posterior segment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 25, 2014
Robert J. Noecker, MD, MBA
In my 20 years of experience using ultrasound biomicroscopy, I have become increasingly impressed with ultrasound technology for the diagnosis and…

Industry News

Global endoscopy device market poised to reach $36.9 billion by 2019

July 11, 2014
A new market report valued the 2012 global endoscopy device market at $24.9 billion and predicted it would grow to an estimated $36.9 billion in…