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VIDEO: ERG can detect retinal ischemia

December 9, 2019
NEPTUNE, N.J. – ERG was shown to detect retinal ischemia before the presence of retinopathy, unveiling retinal function changes that may not be…

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BLOG: Optometry’s role in assessing vascular risk

December 2, 2019
A new study was recently published in JAMA Neurology by Lane and colleagues in London on the relationship between vascular risk factors in adulthood…

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VIDEO: ODs should consider ocular surface effects of glaucoma agents

November 26, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Medications can impact the ocular surface whether or not they contain preservatives, according to Rich Mangan, OD, FAAO; Mitch

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Patients with diabetes seldom need treatment 2 years after uneventful retinal screening

November 25, 2019
Patients with minimal or no retinopathy are unlikely to require retinal treatment for diabetic retinopathy within 2 years of screening, according to…

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OCT changes minimally related to visual acuity variation

November 21, 2019
Changes in central subfield thickness may account for only a low percentage of total variations in visual acuity changes, according to findings…

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BLOG: Is Pentacam equal to ultrasound probe for pachymetry?

November 19, 2019
Several years ago, the hospital where I work decided that simply cleaning the ultrasound probe with an alcohol wipe after pachymetry wasn’t…

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Swept-source OCT improves measurement accuracy

November 19, 2019
NEW YORK — Swept-source OCT provides several clinical advantages over other techniques to evaluate biometry, according to a speaker here. …

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BLOG: Functional medicine

November 17, 2019
Functional medicine is a philosophy or model of patient care that determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root…

Luneau acquires Next Sight to enter telehealth market

November 13, 2019
Luneau Technology Group announced the acquisition of Next Sight to bring new experience and different technology pipelines to help Luneau expand both…

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Meibomian gland segmentation may precede atrophy

November 5, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Meibomian gland segmentation may be an early sign of dysfunction, according to a poster presented here at the American Academy…

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VIDEO: Analyzing astigmatism surgery

November 4, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Noel Alpins, AM, FRANZCO, FRCOphth, FACS, discusses a new resource to help…

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VIDEO: Visual skills correlated to at-plate performance in baseball

November 4, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Visual processing speeds and oculomotor skills are critical to baseball players’ at-plate performance, according to a…

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Study results suggest performing OCTs at same time of day

October 29, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Researchers determined that minimum rim width measures on OCT can vary significantly from one 12-hour period to the next, so…

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No support found for replacing 24-2 with 10-2 visual field testing

October 28, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Routine use of 10-2 visual field testing in early glaucoma was found to provide little clinical value to complement serial 24-2…

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VIDEO: 4-doctor team outlines the year’s advances in eye care

October 25, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jacob Lang, OD, FAAO; Mark Buboltz, OD, FAAO; Jaclyn Garlich, OD, FAAO; and Roya Habibi, OD, FAAO, FSLS, shared some of the…

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Machine learning may detect retinal changes before diabetic retinopathy

October 24, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Machine learning may have the potential to detect changes in the retinal structure before a patient with diabetes develops…

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AI could assist in early detection of diabetic retinopathy

October 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — The EyeArt artificial intelligence eye screening system showed high sensitivity and high specificity for diabetic retinopathy…

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Artificial irises provide improved cosmetic options and better functionality for large defects

October 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — While small iris defects can be treated with sutures, patients with large iris defects who have poor cosmetics and light…

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VIDEO: OIS showcases promising technology innovations

October 17, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — At the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, Shareef Mahdavi discusses how…

Reflections on early detection of AMD

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2019
Joseph Hallak, OD, PhD, FAAO
In the last a few decades there has been a flurry of newer tests trying to build on some physiological properties of vision. The goal is to predict…