Diagnostics

Increased Reliance on OCT Valuable for nAMD Diagnosis

Routinely conducted visual function tests performed poorly in the detection of new onset, study reports.
08/02/2021

False Positive Rates May be Overestimates

Some patients tend to press the response button despite not having perceived a stimulus, making this method unreliable, study suggests.
07/21/2021

New Multi-Step Pterygium Grading System Could Dictate Treatment

Based on slit-lamp imaging, the approach relied on several markers to determine disease severity.
07/19/2021

New Biomarker for Autoimmune Diseases Effective Across Ethnicities

Bruch’s membrane opening minimum rim width measurement offers more information than RNFL thickness in certain cases, study finds.
07/16/2021

OCT Interpretation for Glaucoma: Don’t Get Fooled

Be thorough to identify any underlying causes of optic disc edema and ensure those issues are managed appropriately at the ED.
07/15/2021

Contrast Acuity Test May Help Diagnose Mild Cognitive Impairment from Alzheimer’s

Affected patients made more errors and had longer test times, a recent study shows.
06/18/2021

Fine-tuning OCT to Better Represent African Americans

Researchers demonstrated a way to improve identification of POAG in this population.
06/09/2021

Game Over

An anxious patient presents complaining of recent-onset blurred vision at distance. Are his fears warranted?
05/15/2021

Statistical Guidance of VFs Misses Its Mark

Reducing the number of visual field tests may be sufficient, so long as you closely monitor the patient through OCT.
05/06/2021

OCT May Oust the Gonio Lens

A deep learning algorithm lays potential groundwork for future non-contact ‘automated gonioscopy.’
04/19/2021

Upcoming Events

August 5, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Leo Semes, OD, FAAO and Nancy M. Holekamp, MD
8:00–9:00pm EST

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August 19, 2021

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: A. Paul Chous, OD, FAAO and Nathan C. Steinle, MD
9:00–10:00pm EST

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August 26, 2021

Early Identification and Timely Referral
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO, and Dilsher S. Dhoot, MD
9:00–10:00pm EST

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