Our profession has had to fight for the privilege of caring for our patients with ocular disease. With optometry as a legislated profession, these battles have occurred in every state and, as a result, optometric practice acts vary widely. Ophthalmology does not have to endure such travails. Ophthalmologists can do pretty much whatever is in their purview, as is their right.
A 26-year-old man from Qingdao, China suffered a retinal detachment after using his smartphone non-stop, according to Qingdao Daily.
SECO International has a nearly 100-year history of providing optometric meetings of the highest caliber. SECO 2014 was no different. Lectures by our most esteemed colleagues were plentiful, and the knowledge base which was available to attendees was impactful. The exhibit hall provided the opportunity to demo many of the new technologies mentioned in the lectures. One such piece of equipment was AdaptDx by MacuLogix.
A 56 year-old male patient came into the clinic recently for a second opinion concerning a previous injury to his right eye. A high-powered commercial laser in a physics laboratory was the source of the injury in 2005.
VMA is an OCT finding. Once the adhesion progresses to abnormalities in the retina and becomes symptomatic, some patients become candidates for Jetrea treatment. Careful selection of symptomatic patients with focal areas of adhesion and/or small holes have produced the best post-injection results. I look forward to offering Jetrea treatment to more of my patients.
Joan Hansen, OD, shares her take from “Retina Mysteries Revealed” at the 90th annual SECO International meeting.
Jetrea to launch week of January 14, says ThromboGenics