Getting ready for ARVO 2017: New president, special OCT issueLearn about the latest updates from The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology for 2017 and beyond.
Combination of NSAIDs and steroids reduces CME outcomesA hot topic in cataract surgery is alternative ways to administer perioperative medications with the goal of lowering the incidence of cystoid macular edema (CME). One way to achieve that goal would be the combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and transzonular steroids.
OCT + OCTA capable of imaging both structure and functionA new dual-modality imaging system adds optical coherence tomography angiography to conventional OCT to rapidly visualize blood flow in the retina and layers of choroidal neovascularization.
OCT takes on evolving role in neuro-ophthalmologyOptical coherence tomography increasingly helps neuro-ophthalmologists to localize the location of damage, make a diagnosis, and assess treatment.
OCT provides minute details of aqueous outflow pathways, motionSchlemm’s canal and collector channels respond rapidly to changes in pressure gradients.
The AAO's preferred practice patterns for AMDHigh-level evidence supports the use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but falls short of recommending any one agent over another in terms of efficacy or safety, said Paul Sternberg Jr., MD.
Improvements in detecting and measuring glaucoma round out 2015As 2015 progressed, researchers reported better ways to detect glaucoma, measure the damage it is causing, and understand how that damage is affecting their patients’ lives. No single innovation revolutionized the profession, but a wide range of technologies became more available to clinicians.
Affording OCT in your practiceThere is no shortage of new diagnostic technology at optometry’s disposal. It seems every month a new device is available to enhance our practice and patient care. And with each new device, we will have to ask the same questions: Will it pay for itself? How much does it cost? Can I afford it?
Angiography debuts as latest upgrade to high-definition OCT platformOCT angiography (AngioPlex OCT Angiography) is now available as an upgrade to the CIRRUS 5000 HD-OCT platform (Carl Zeiss Meditec). The technology allows visualization of the blood flow and microvasculature in the retina, choriocapillaris, and choroid with the ease of noninvasive imaging.
OCT in pediatric eye diseaseEye disease is relatively uncommon in children. When it is present, however, optometrists may find the tasks of selecting tests, obtaining findings, and interpreting results to be more difficult.