Pupillary Pathways

Optometry Infographic: APGAR Score

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Apgar score is the very first test given to a newborn. It occurs in the delivery or birthing room right after the baby's birth, and then is repeated 5 minutes later. The test was designed to quickly evaluate a newborn's physical condition and to see if there's an immediate need for extra medical or emergency care.

Medical practitioners combine the score for each of the five factors for the total Apgar score. This will be between 10 and 0, with 10 being the highest score possible (but is rarely obtained).

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Topics: Facts, APGAR

Did You Know: Biofinity Energys Contact Lens

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 23, 2017 8:05:41 PM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about Bioinity Energy.
Did you know that the new Biofinity Energys contact lens utilizes multiple front-surface aspheric curves across the entire optic zone? These curves distribute power evenly to simulate positive power across the entire optic zone, so your patient can change focus from digital devices with less effort.
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Topics: Contact Lens, Facts

Optometry Infographic: Actions of Extraocular Muscles

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 16, 2017 8:20:12 AM
Check out our latest the Actions of Extraocular Muscles Infographic. We had previously put one together last year on the details of Extaocular Muscles, so be sure to check out that infographic as well.
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Topics: Facts

Optometry Student: Tylenol and the Liver

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 10, 2017 5:33:21 PM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about Tylenol and the liver.
Tylenol is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., but it is also the leading cause of acute liver failure. 

Because of this risk, and adult should not take more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen in a 24 hour period. 
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Topics: Facts, Liver

Optometry Student: The 3 Main Signs of Diabetes

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 26, 2016 8:07:05 AM
Optometry Student, do you know the three signs of Diabetes?
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Topics: Diabetes, Facts

Optometry Fact: "Christmas Tree Cataracts"

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Optometry fact student, did you know that "Christmas Tree Cataracts" are typically idiopathic or associated with myotonic dystrophy?
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Topics: Facts

Optometry Infographic: Papillae vs. Follicles

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 17, 2016 11:49:21 AM
Most cases of conjunctivitis may be categorized as either papillary or follicular, according to the macroscopic and microscopic appearance of the conjunctiva.
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Topics: Facts

Did You Know Optometry Student: The Most Common Cause of Eye Injuries

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 8, 2016 11:39:55 AM

Optometry Student, Did You Know that he most common cause of eye injuries in the U.S. is related to falling? And... the second most common cause of an ocular injury is fighting!  Be sure to check out our other fact posts!

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Topics: Facts, Eye Injuries

Optometry Infographic: Stages of Macular Hole Development

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We continue with our Optometry Infographics series with our latest on the stages of macular hole development.

Stage 1 Macular Hole (or impending MH): Localized contraction of the perifoveal vitreous causes a tractional detachment of the fovea resulting in a loss of the foveal contour. Stage 1 holes are characterized clinically as a small round yellow spot or ring in the fovea.  Visual acuity is usually better than 20/50. 

Stage 2 Macular Hole: This stage is marked by a small full-thickness retinal break (<400 µm in diameter). This can occur weeks to months following Stage 1 MHs (approximately 50% progress to Stage 2). A further decline in visual acuity is also noted (20/50 to 20/80 range). In most cases, the posterior hyaloid has been confirmed to be still attached to the fovea on OCT analysis. 
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Topics: Facts, Infographics

Did You Know Optometry Student: Myotonic Dystrophy

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Nov 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Optometry Student, Did you know that approximately 90% of patients with myotonic dystrophy will develop cataracts in the third decade of life? Cataracts in these patients often present as central, polychromatic, iridescent, cortical crystals that have a “Christmas tree" appearance. ! Be sure to check out our other fact posts!

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Topics: Facts