Early results from a repeatability and reproducibility study of a precision ultrasound device indicate the anterior segment imaging device can provide unique measurements on the cornea and will have multiple applications in the future.
Scheimpflug photography using a novel device (Sirius, Costruzione Strumenti Oftalmici) provides consistent measurements of the iridocorneal angle at different meridians in healthy eyes and could be used to detect occludable angles.
Time will tell, but it is possible that we are poised to see new changes in the management of keratitis (microbial, HSV), recurrent corneal erosions, corneal abrasions, and other anterior segment conditions with amniotic membrane.
During the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting last week, Eleven Biotherapeutics presented data for 2 of its protein therapeutics, which demonstrate the role of cytokine biology to target both anterior and posterior eye diseases.
Dr. Bowling discusses his anterior segment case challenges lecture at the Primary Care Section of the American Academy of Optometry Diplomate Seminar in Seattle. He also provides a bit of insight into the Primary Care Diplomate Section.