Using OCTA in optometric practice
Using OCTA in optometric practiceBy using OCTA technology, we are able to take better care of our patients with retinal disease, make smarter referrals, or be able to hold on to our patients, knowing a referral is not needed.
Using imaging to manage diabetic retinopathy
Using imaging to manage diabetic retinopathyCreating a partnership between the optometrists and retinal practices will enhance the care of patients and serve as a continuing source of education and reference for the OD community. This constant communication will help diabetic patients who are suffering from this multifactorial disease that affects their bodies. DR must be addressed from the optometrist’s point of view, retinal specialist’s point of view, and the primary-care physician’s point of view.
New strategies to assess the risk of diabetes-related vision lossA colleague recently told me that eye doctors should “stay within the lines” of traditional eye care because we barely have enough time as it is to do our jobs. My response was that today more than half of our adult patients have either diabetes or prediabetes, so our job now requires we go ”outside the lines” to avoid the leading cause of preventable blindness.
How macular OCT scanning affects glaucoma evaluationLet’s examine what this specific (and separate) scan pattern can offer diagnostically
Unleash your practice’s equipment by changing your mindsetOne thing that we always liked about our mentors is that they never looked at a problem from just one angle
3 ways to reassess your goals heading into Q4As summer winds down and the holidays begin to come into focus, it’s beneficial to take time to reevaluate the goals we set forth months prior. It’s time to take a look at how we’ve progressed in accomplishing them.
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.
Signal strength important factor when analyzing OCT scansOptical coherence tomography scans can be useful to follow glaucoma, but clinicians should be aware of scan quality.
Functional imaging of ocular circulation under developmentFunctional optical coherence tomography characterizing global and local circulation in the retina and optic nerve head shows promise for improving the diagnostic and prognostic evaluation of glaucoma.
Refractive surgery screening devices valuable but not necessarily equalRefractive surgery screening devices do not provide results that are interchangeable.