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Optometry Fact: "Christmas Tree Cataracts"

Posted by Amanda Dexter on December 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Optometry fact student, did you know that "Christmas Tree Cataracts" are typically idiopathic or associated with myotonic dystrophy?
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Optometry Infographic: Papillae vs. Follicles

Posted by Amanda Dexter on December 17, 2016 at 11:49 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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Did You Know Optometry Student: The Most Common Cause of Eye Injuries

Posted by Amanda Dexter on December 8, 2016 at 11:39 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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Optometry Infographic: Stages of Macular Hole Development

Posted by Amanda Dexter on November 28, 2016 at 9:00 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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Did You Know Optometry Student: Demodex Colonization

Posted by Amanda Dexter on November 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Optometry student, did you know that Demodex can be found on humans of all ages, and their presence increases in frequency with increasing age. The prevalence of Demodex colonization reaches almost 100% in people aged 70 years and older! Be sure to check out our other fact posts!
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Did You Know: Amniotic Membranes

Posted by Amanda Dexter on November 7, 2016 at 6:58 AM
Did you know? The amniotic membranes used to treat many different ocular surface diseases are harvested under sterile conditions from the placenta of elective cesarean section after full-term pregnancy in medically cleared donors. Be sure to check out our other fact posts!
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Optometry Infographic: Lesions of the Visual Pathway

Posted by Amanda Dexter on October 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM

We continue with our Optometry Infographics series with our latest on the lesions of the visual pathway. Be sure to check out our other fact posts!

 

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Did You Know: Dysgeusia

Posted by Amanda Dexter on October 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Did you know that "dysgeusia" is a term used to described distortion in the sense of taste and is the most common non-ocular side effect of the new medication, Xiidra?  Be sure to check out our other fact posts!
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Infographic: Common Causes of Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Posted by Amanda Dexter on October 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Our latest infographic is on the common causes of bacterial conjunctivitis. Be sure to check out our other fact posts!

 

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Optometry Student: Do you know what Nd:YAG Stands For?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on October 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Optometry student, here is a quick fact. Did you know that Nd:YAG stands for neodymium-yttrium-aluminum-garnet?

This is the type of laser used for laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). Be sure to check out our other fact posts!

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