anterior segment

Adopting a multidiagnostic method for characterising the anterior segmentA multidiagnostic device is able to provide consistent measurements of refraction and ocular aberrations in healthy eyes. The consistency of refractive measurements is not dependent on the magnitude of the refractive error, with the same precision ability for moderate to high myopia and for hyperopia.
Reviewing ocular specialty testingSpecialty testing is performed for diagnostic purposes, observation of disease processes, and treatment plans
Ultrasound device capable of precise imaging, biometry of eyeEarly 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.
ASCRS swings into ‘Big Easy’ for 2016 meetingProgramming for this year’s ASCRS meeting promises quality education for anterior segment specialists, practice managers, and ophthalmic technicians and nurses.
Novel device reliably measures iridocorneal anglesScheimpflug 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.
Using amniotic membrane in the primary care officeTime 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.
Eleven Biotherapeutics presents data on protein therapeutics for anterior, posterior eye diseasesDuring 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.
AOA releases anterior segment image catalogThe American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS) has released the Anterior Segment Image Catalog.
Clinical challenges in anterior segment ocular disease
Anterior segment imaging may have saved a lifeWith the advent of advanced anterior segment imaging, we as optometrists are tasked with the responsibility of going beyond knowing the basics of the eye’s anatomy.