Retinal camera produces 3-D stereo images in one shotApril 15th 2011
A 3-D simultaneous stereoscopic retinal camera that allows stereo images to be taken in one shot, offers an automatic mosaic merge function, and provides a full 45-degree field angle in two-dimensional mode has been introduced by Kowa Optimed Inc.
Glaucoma progression: Monitor disease with multi-step processDecember 1st 2008
As understanding of the multifaceted nature of glaucoma continues to grow, the steps practitioners need to take to monitor progression of the disease evolve. Key steps to take to monitor progression include confirming with repeat testing any visual function loss, remembering that structural measurements have variability, and using structural and functional testing together.
When amblyopia treatment fails, adherence is likely an issueNovember 15th 2008
Parents of children with amblyopia may have several reasons (or excuses) for not following a prescribed patching regimen. Ophthalmologists who are following the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group guidelines but are not achieving the desired results, should first examine whether patients are adhering to the prescribed therapy.
Managing posterior uveitis in children a mustNovember 15th 2008
The adequate management of posterior uveitis in children is difficult but imperative. Many treatment options exist, but to determine the best one for patients, it may be best to divide them into two groups at least initially: those with unilateral disease and those with bilateral disease. Treatment decisions then will follow, based on the severity of the disease.
Administrators seek steps to training ophthalmic staffDecember 1st 2007
It's a difficult task to create a community-based staff training program to help certified ophthalmic assistants (COAs) become certified ophthalmic technicians (COTs), but the difficulty can be overcome by determination, dedication, and desire.