Meeting News

Integration of new technology may improve ophthalmologic care

October 29, 2018
CHICAGO — Artificial intelligence, deep learning systems and automated diagnostic systems can improve ophthalmologic care for patients and…

Ellex displays new ultrasound solution Eye Prime

October 26, 2018
CHICAGO — Ellex Medical Lasers is previewing its next-generation ultrasound solution Eye Prime at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting…

Web Vision Technologies to develop diagnostic device for spacecraft

October 25, 2018
Web Vision Technologies announced a plan to develop a diagnostic device to be deployed on spacecraft for comprehensive vision testing and evaluation…

Electronic referrals hasten, improve rate of diabetic eye exams

October 25, 2018
A pilot program involving electronic data exchange between Vision Source optometric practices and a large Midwest health system resulted in eye exams…

IDx receives funding for AI-based system to detect diabetic retinopathy

October 25, 2018
IDx announced that it received $33 million in funding from venture capital firm 8VC, along with Optum Ventures, Alpha Edison and Heritage Provider…

Uprise, Glimpse integrate to boost ECP profitability

October 24, 2018
Uprise by VisionWeb, a management and health records system, is integrating with Glimpse, a health care analytics provider, to give eye care…

Diopsys announces retinal function screening protocol

October 24, 2018
Diopsys Inc. introduced the Chromatic Flash Vision Screener, a screening protocol designed to detect early retinal function changes in patients with…

IDx, Topcon sign agreement about AI diagnostic system

October 23, 2018
IDx reached an exclusivity agreement with Topcon to sell its

FDA News

FDA clears RightEye tracking system

October 23, 2018
RightEye LLC announced that the FDA granted its vision system 510(k) clearance for recording, viewing and analyzing eye movements to identify visual…

BLOG: Device-based treatments for dry eye

October 22, 2018
The explosion of interest and research around dry eye disease and its root causes, has led to a proliferation of device-based treatments. Patients…

In the JournalsPerspective

AI-based retinal screening systems may outperform clinicians

October 22, 2018
Studies have shown that artificial intelligence-based diabetic retinopathy screening algorithms have identified disease at a high rate of sensitivity…

BLOG: Look outside of eye care for innovations

October 18, 2018
“Ophthalmology is an exciting field because about every 10 years it reinvents itself with technology that completely changes the way we…

Results with photoscreener shown comparable to comprehensive exam

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2018
Donny W. Suh, MD
In Omaha, as with many other cities across the country, we continue to have a significant number of school-age children who are not receiving any…

From The Editor

Optometrists can do more to fight diabetes

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2018
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
As many of our long-time readers can attest, Primary Care Optometry News devotes a fair share of editorial content to the subject of diabetes, as…

PCON Reports

Next-level imaging puts optometry on front line of diabetes diagnosis

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2018
Emerging imaging technologies are improving evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients with diabetes and leading to earlier detection. These…

Doctors can review, dispense eye wear prescriptions via Opternative portal

October 15, 2018
Opternative Inc. announced its new ability to route a patient’s online vision test results to a web portal. There, doctors can make…

Meeting News

Cube expands Vmax refraction station capabilities

October 12, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Vmax Vision Inc. launched the Cube, a technology intended for use in conjunction with the company’s VASR refraction system…

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VIDEO: Clinician tests dark adaptation in all older patients

October 11, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Jeff Gerson, OD, said here at Vision Expo West that he tests the dark adaptation of every patient in his practice older than 60…

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VIDEO: Home monitoring helps prevent vision loss in AMD

October 8, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Damon Dierker, OD, explained here at Vision Expo West how he prescribes the ForeseeHome device (Notal Vision) for patients with…

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VIDEO: Home monitoring detects conversion from dry to wet AMD sooner

October 2, 2018
LAS VEGAS – Earlier detection of wet AMD leads to better treatment and better outcomes, Steve Ferrucci, OD, said here at Vision Expo West…