Due to the cornea’s role in protecting the eye, it is commonly injured in trauma, resulting from a multitude of etiologies as discussed. With prompt care and treatment, these conditions can be managed and visual acuity can be preserved.
Would you refer for supplemental testing under these circumstances?
The body’s peripheral vascular network is composed of arteries, veins and capillaries, each of which exhibit unique characteristics contributing to their function. The eye, like every other organ in the body, contains both an arterial and a venous system in order to adequately deliver oxygen and nutrients to and from ocular structures and eliminate waste. Regardless of which organ is discussed, all blood vessels throughout the body possess similar anatomical properties. Identifying their distinguishing anatomical features makes us one step closer to understanding the various ocular pathologies that arise as a result of systemic vascular disorders.
A new treatment for early dry AMD can slow lesion progression. This elevates the role of the OD in disease detection.
Q: I have a patient with early geographic atrophy (GA) of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) that I have followed for years and told her there is no treatment. I am hearing that a new medication has been approved, and would like to know when to refer and what to expect when comanaging?
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