A number of macular conditions either mimic or share characteristic findings of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These resemblances can result in tough clinical decisions and misdiagnosis. Although genetic testing can be helpful, tests are limited by both their efficacy and accuracy.
The London Project to Cure Blindness announced it successfully performed a surgery to transplant retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) derived from stem cells into a patient suffering from vision loss from wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
A six-year old white male presented for low vision rehabilitation with a history of X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS). He reported blurred vision for a year.
Our sun, modern indoor blue LED lighting, cell phones, and computer displays all emit “bad blue” radiation defined as a wavelength band of 435 nm ± 20 nm.
Optometrists like to think about ocular nutritional supplements in narrow terms, focusing on AREDS2 or the carotenoids’ visual benefits.
Liverpool, UK—The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) opened the first day of its 2015 conference with a day-long focus on myopia management. Ian Flitcroft, MA DPHIL FRCOPHTH, calls myopia a public health time bomb.
Recently, a colleague wrote me to express his concern about a primary care physician (PCP) in his community acquiring digital retinal photographs of his diabetes patients. One of those patients presented to the optometrist’s office with the impression that “all he needed was a refraction” since the PCP had “already checked him for diabetic retinopathy.”
A 12-year-old Hispanic male was evaluated for fundus appearance at the ocular disease service at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Eye Care.
Many diabetics neglect their eyecare due to not knowing and/or misunderstanding the effects of diabetes to the eyes and visual system. Much of the inadequacies in patient education can be attributed to the absence or insufficient communication among healthcare providers, including optometrists, and our patients.
A central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) represents a true ocular emergency. It is frequently caused by an embolus originating from carotid artery disease secondary to atherosclerotic plaques.