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The case of the blurred disc marginsA 16-year-old female was scheduled for her periodic ophthalmic evaluation to update her spectacle lens prescription. At the visit, she reported a history of migraines, but the remainder of her personal and family medical history was non-contributory. She took no medications and had a history of low hyperopic refractive correction.
6 OCT pitfalls to avoidOptometry has widely adopted optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a mainstay in diagnosing and managing ocular disease since its advent in the 1990s
The case of the disappearing drusen
The case of the disappearing drusenAt her periodic eye examination, a female patient in her early 70s was discovered to have low-risk macular degeneration in each eye. Further evaluation revealed that her visual acuity (VA) was correctable to 20/25 in each eye.
Dry AMD therapy evolves with photobiomodulationNon-invasive photobiomodulation may help dry age-related macular degeneration by causing regression of drusen and improving retinal function with benefits in visual acuity and contrast sensitivity.
Laser shows promise in limiting AMD progressionA proprietary retinal laser technology has demonstrated the potential to reverse the accumulation of drusen in patients with high-risk early AMD over a 24-month period.
Experiencing retinal detachment as an OD
Experiencing retinal detachment as an ODWhen the retina in my left eye detached in early October 2013, I was on a tour bus, somewhere between Canter’s Deli and Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles. There was a series of flashes, like warning flares, and then a black tide, an oil slick of a blind spot that started down and to the left and crept toward the center of my vision, arcs of lightning heralding its advance. I knew what was happening, but I didn’t want to believe it.