A type of machine learning may allow computers to diagnose diabetic retinopathy.
Consuming more lutein and zeaxanthin could be beneficial for the eyes.
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A new trial might reveal a treatment modality for severe sudden vision loss due to AMD.
This patient’s blurred vision and history of leaking fluid may reveal his diagnosis.
New research highlights the importance of the peripheral retina in diabetic retinopathy progression.
Depending on the presentation, this diagnosis may be cause for urgent concern.
A hit to the eye left a patient seeing an “impressive” flash of light. Can you offer a diagnosis?
Changes in the retina may serve as biomarkers for Schizophrenia in high-risk patients.
Referring patients for cataract removal is common, but when a posterior segment pathology interferes, it must be handled delicately.
Lipofuscin reveals a previously unseen world of potential disease indicators.
Intestinal bacteria masquerade as retinal antigens, prompting immune cell activation.
While on a trip to Europe, a patient experiences blurred vision.
Researchers discover how atypical blood vessels form, causing vision loss in patients with AMD.
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a diagnosis of exclusion.
A patient’s blurry vision and field loss indicates an underlying condition.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Blur, visual field loss and diplopia may be presenting signs.
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Using fundus and SD-OCT images, what can you say about this patient’s optic nerve?
Learn to better recognize posterior segment damage and minimize patient risk.
Suspicious retinal lesions indicate idiopathic sclerochoroidal calcification.
Can this patient’s fundus exam reveal the cause of his visual distortion?
Taking more than 800mg of supplementary calcium a day may increase AMD risk.
EDI-OCT technology brings this structure into focus.
Blocking a newly identified protein could help boost the effectiveness of anti-VEGF injections for these patients.
Better technology improves care, but coding and reimbursement are slow to catch up.
Optometrists can protect vision by talking about a healthy lifestyle.
Spots and vision loss in the right eye. What's the diagnosis?
Research shows the larger the drusen, the higher the risk of progression to late AMD.
Which medicines can complicate vision?
One test before first grade predicts myopia by eighth grade.
Arm yourself with the latest advice to keep patients healthy.
A pilot’s glasses do nothing for his dangerous double vision problem.
What do you address first, eye pain, elevated IOP, cataracts, vein occlusion?
Blurry vision after an auto accident. What's the diagnosis?
Continuing education and award ceremonies kept conference-goers busy.
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A new outlook on an easily misinterpreted finding.
An NIH study documents Eylea's superiority when initial visual acuity is poor.
A poorly handled phone call likely worsened this young woman’s outcome.
Many retinal conditions can be easily confused.
Seeing spots leads to a diagnosis of idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasis.
Can this patient’s fundus exam help you find the cause of her sudden loss of vision?
Blurry vision at near and arrhythmia and hypertension meds. Diagnosis?
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A young patient experiences vision problems without pain. Can you identify the cause?
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Vision loss and ocular pain are clues to prompt you to ask about a history of heart disease. So, what’s the diagnosis?
After more than 20 years, is it even remotely possible to restore the visual acuity in our patient’s right eye?
With the move to 27-gauge surgery, retinal specialists continue to push the limits of instrument miniaturization in the quest for safer and more precise outcomes.
Our patient presented with evidence of a congenital retinal macrovessel. How significant is this finding, and how should he be managed?
To improve their care, optometrists have OCTs, digital cameras and automated refraction systems on their wish lists right now.
Our 58-year-old patient presented with a chief complaint of blurred vision in both eyes. What is the correct diagnosis?
Today, a multitude of diagnostic technologies can support glaucomatous, corneal and posterior segment findings detected via optical coherence tomography.
Our patient with a history of rheumatoid arthritis reported a steady loss of vision.
Was her medication to blame?
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Thyroid eye disease is complex and confounding. This comprehensive review connects the pathophysiology to its clinical presentation.
Eylea provides a longer duration of effect for diabetic macular edema patients than other anti-VEGF options.
Our patient presented with a fairly obvious macular pathology. But, what management protocol is most appropriate for her?
A 22-year-old white male presented with a chief complaint of decreased vision, which had progressively worsened during the past two years. How would you manage the patient?
For anti-VEGF treatment of AMD, monthly frequency and ranibizumab treatment were associated with a higher risk of geographic atrophy.
This patient returned after uncomplicated cataract surgery with an unexpected "correction" to his glaucoma. How did this happen?
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This patient reported rapid vision loss in her left eye. We noted a lesion and white dots in the affected macula. What's the diagnosis?
The majority of anemias, hemoglobinopathies and hematological malignancies have retinal manifestations. Here's what you need to know when you see one.
Can Plaquenil macular toxicity continue to progress long after the patient stops taking the drug?
High blood pressure remains a major health issue worldwide, with profound-and often silent-multisystemic effects.
A specific protein, TDP-43, depletes before neurodegeneration occurs.
This patient presented with an unidentified lesion in her left eye. Is it likely to turn malignant?
In some instances, properly medicating a patient may lead to other problems.
A 54-year-old female patient has vision loss and bleeding in her left eye. What is your diagnosis?
If you suspect central serous, forget Type A personality. Instead, ask about steroids for arthritis, asthma, tennis elbow—even hemorrhoids.
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This patient’s ocular history was extensive and downright perplexing. Could a cataract complication somehow affect his posterior pole?
Amyloid-beta, a key player in Alzheimer's, can be found during eye exams.
This patient presented with a lifelong history of poor visual acuity in both eyes and abnormally light skin pigmentation.
This glaucoma patient has vision loss in his left eye. What's wrong?
Chorioretinal conditions can mimic each other, resulting in diagnostic dilemmas.
How to put a reader's knowledge to practical use for your patients.
This HIV+ patient presented with markedly reduced vision in her right eye.
SD-OCT can diagnose MS and document its progression.
Will this study change the way you care for your patients with AMD?
This patient presented with significant blur and a posterior vitreous detachment in her right eye. What does this mean?
What should be included in the primary care optometrist’s diagnostic retinal
Primary care optometrists can detect, and even help patients avoid, a stroke.
From corneal transplant outcomes to the eagerly-awaited results of AREDS2.
Decreased distance vision and a suspected diagnosis of Marfan syndrome.
It’s an exciting time in the retina field, with some very intriguing discussions at ARVO 2013.
This patient was more than willing to undergo genetic testing. Find out why.
This patient presented with two conditions. One still requires treatment—but which treatment?
Our patient presented with blurred vision, floaters and poor night vision.
Our patient presented with transient blurry vision.