As technology for retinal imaging improves, the very nature of the retinal exam continues to change. While the standard of care remains the dilated eye examination to assess retinal health, better image capture technology and even the advent of artificial and augmented intelligence are changing the way optometrists approach diagnostic testing for retinal conditions.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited diseases involving progressive retinal degeneration of retinal pigmented epithelial cells and photoreceptors. The disease affects approximately one in 3,000 to 5,000 people without sex predilection and requires frequent examination. Inheritance patterns of RP are most often autosomal recessive (AR), autosomal dominant (AD) and X-linked.
You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening.
Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.
Nine women ODs were honored during the fourth annual Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry magazine.