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Ophthalmic Drugs 2016, Lorne Yudcovitch 2016 Pacific University

Ophthalmic Drugs 2016, Lorne Yudcovitch

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

This chart serves as a basic reference guide showcasing the most common ophthalmic drugs, updated as of the beginning of 2016. Both topical ophthalmic and oral medications indicated for the eye are included, with Food and Drug Administration/American Academy of Ophthalmology cap color representation when indicated. Medications with generic versions are noted with an asterisk(*).


The Impact Of Soft Cl Wear On Corneal Curvature And Thickness And On The Outcomes Of Refractive Laser Surgery., Aoife Lloyd McKernan 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

The Impact Of Soft Cl Wear On Corneal Curvature And Thickness And On The Outcomes Of Refractive Laser Surgery., Aoife Lloyd Mckernan

Doctoral

Introduction: Soft CL (SCL) wear can alter the cornea and have significant effects on vision quality (Hardten and Gosavi, 2009; Pflugfelder et al., 2002; Ryan and Jacob, 1996; Tseng et al., 2007). This may have implications for visual outcomes following corneal refractive surgery (CRS) (Tang et al., 2005). The time required for resolution of these SCL-induced changes can vary (González-Méijome et al., 2003a; Hashemi et al., 2008; Ng et al., 2007; Nourouzi et al., 2006; Schornack, 2003; Wang et al., 2002b). Despite this, current guidelines relating to cessation of SCL wear prior to CRS vary greatly, and are lacking in ...


Evidence For Using Immunosuppressive Treatments When Treating Idiopathic Non-Infectious Uveitis: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Hargurinder Singh 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Evidence For Using Immunosuppressive Treatments When Treating Idiopathic Non-Infectious Uveitis: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Hargurinder Singh

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Idiopathic non-infectious uveitis is the spontaneous inflammation of the eye, which can lead to blindness if not treated correctly. Due to long-term side effects of corticosteroids, 4 classes of off-label immunosuppressive treatments are sometimes used (alkylating agents, inhibitors of T-lymphocyte signalling, antimetabolites and biological modifiers). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the effectiveness of different treatment classes on uveitis patients with similar characteristics. Results of the systematic review concurred with the conclusions from the meta-analysis, which found that all immunosuppressive treatments improved patient vision, with a statistically significant change in logMAR of -0.11 (95% CI of ...


Optical Centration In Multifocal Lens Design And Its Effect On Vision, Frank G. Zheng 2015 Pacific University College of Optometry

Optical Centration In Multifocal Lens Design And Its Effect On Vision, Frank G. Zheng

College of Optometry

Multifocal contact lenses rely on a complex optical delivery system to provide the needed optics to the eye. Proper centration of these optics is vital to success. Conventionally these lenses are fitted over the center of the cornea (pupillary axis). This method of fitting contact lenses does not necessarily ensure proper alignment of the multifocal optics over the visual axis. Our purpose is to investigate the effect of multifocal optical centration on objective (distance acuity) and subjective (clarity, visual ghosting, and visual fluctuation) vision.

Five clinical emmetropes (with no existing ocular or systemic diseases) was recruited for our study. Medmont ...


Teaching Genetics And Genomics In Eye Care Using Flip Classroom, Len Koh 2015 Pacific University

Teaching Genetics And Genomics In Eye Care Using Flip Classroom, Len Koh

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

Flip Classroom in Optometric Education


Are Your Eye Exams Culturally Competent? Ethically And Legally Serving The Hispanic And Latino Population, Tracy Doll O.D. 2015 Pacific University

Are Your Eye Exams Culturally Competent? Ethically And Legally Serving The Hispanic And Latino Population, Tracy Doll O.D.

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

This paper discusses the cultural differences within the Hispanic/ Latino population that could both positively and negatively affect a quality eye examination. Ethical and legal guidelines are offered to help the optometric professional become more culturally competent.


Competency With Mono-Lingual Spanish-Speaking Patients Amongst Third- Year Optometry Students, Tracy Doll O.D. 2015 Pacific University

Competency With Mono-Lingual Spanish-Speaking Patients Amongst Third- Year Optometry Students, Tracy Doll O.D.

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

The purpose of this survey is to determine competency with mono-lingual Spanish-speaking patients amongst third year students at Pacific University College of Optometry.


A Rare Case Of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis With Subsequent Immune Reconstitution Uveitis, Tracy Doll O.D. 2015 Pacific University

A Rare Case Of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis With Subsequent Immune Reconstitution Uveitis, Tracy Doll O.D.

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

A routine eye exam on a young male patient finds asymptomatic retinal lesions suggestive of retinal necrosis. Confirmatory medical laboratory tests reveal a diagnosis of cytomegalovirus retinitis in the setting of an HIV infection. Subsequent treatment leads to immune reconstitution uveitis.


Interferon Retinopathy In A Monoinfected Hepatitis C Patient A Case Report, Tracy Doll O.D. 2015 Pacific University

Interferon Retinopathy In A Monoinfected Hepatitis C Patient A Case Report, Tracy Doll O.D.

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

Retinopathy associated with alpha-interferon therapy is a common finding for patients with progressive Hepatitis C. My report is on a case presentation of interferon retinopathy and transient visual disturbance in a patient being treated for progressive Hepatitis C.


The Effect Of Global Versus Local Viewing Conditions On The Accuracy And Response Time Of Stereopsis Perception, Kasie J. Mix 2015 Pacific University

The Effect Of Global Versus Local Viewing Conditions On The Accuracy And Response Time Of Stereopsis Perception, Kasie J. Mix

College of Optometry

PURPOSE: To determine how various viewing conditions affect the accuracy and response time of the perception of stereopsis. Based on prior research findings, three specific hypotheses have been formulated relative to the main research question: (1) Stereopsis threshold (accuracy) and efficiency (response time in step-vergence) will be best for 3D-viewing conditions containing only local cues to fusion, intermediate for viewing conditions containing a combination of global and local cues, and worst for the viewing conditions containing only global cues. (2) Subjects with a lower (better) Titmus Stereoacuity threshold at 40cm will have faster response times and better accuracy on all ...


Engagement With A Custom-Made Online System Designed To Support Undergraduate Work Placement, Claire McDonnell, Fran Pedreschi 2015 DIT

Engagement With A Custom-Made Online System Designed To Support Undergraduate Work Placement, Claire Mcdonnell, Fran Pedreschi

Claire McDonnell

No abstract provided.


Visionary Winter 2015, College of Optometry 2015 Nova Southeastern University

Visionary Winter 2015, College Of Optometry

Visionary

No abstract provided.


Silicone Hydrogels: The Best All-Rounder?, Claire McDonnell 2015 DIT

Silicone Hydrogels: The Best All-Rounder?, Claire Mcdonnell

Claire McDonnell

No abstract provided.


Ophthalmic Drugs 2015, Len V. Koh, Julie A. Helmus 2015 Pacific University

Ophthalmic Drugs 2015, Len V. Koh, Julie A. Helmus

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

A handy reference about ophthalmic drugs for students and clinicians in eye care profession.


Evidence Based Eye Care, Len V. Koh 2015 Pacific University

Evidence Based Eye Care, Len V. Koh

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

A summary of the results from numerous randomized clinical trials in eye care for students and clinicians.


Diary Of A Cataract Surgeon 2045, Claire McDonnell 2015 DIT

Diary Of A Cataract Surgeon 2045, Claire Mcdonnell

Claire McDonnell

No abstract provided.


Migration Of Haptic Into Anterior Chamber Post Cataract Extraction, Followed By Displaced Pc-Iol, Michelle Darnell 2015 Pacific University

Migration Of Haptic Into Anterior Chamber Post Cataract Extraction, Followed By Displaced Pc-Iol, Michelle Darnell

Student Scholarship (COO)

Symptoms: A 53 YOM presents for a second opinion for cloudy vision post-cataract extraction for the past 3 months, and an interior pressure sensation OD for two months.

Signs: The patient had a history of cataract extraction (CE) with pc-IOL OD and OS, followed two weeks later by repositioning of a haptic that had migrated into the anterior chamber OD. Three weeks later, the patient experienced a PVD OD, followed by a retinal detachment in the same eye after seven weeks. One day post RD repair, the patient presented with a pain and pressure sensation OD, a hyphema, dilated pupil ...


A Guide To Scleral Lens Fitting (2 Ed.), Eef van der Worp 2015 College of Optometry, Pacific University

A Guide To Scleral Lens Fitting (2 Ed.), Eef Van Der Worp

Monographs, Reports, and Catalogs

A new, updated version of the Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting has been launched recently. As the editor of the guide, I had the pleasure of working with an international team of over twenty experts in the field – from all over the world.

Personally it feels like the guide only now is finalized, after so many years since its first edition. What started as a ‘simple’ revision of this first edition ended up as a complete makeover of the entire guide. Most probably – almost literally – not a single sentence came out untouched. Although some questions surely remain in the scleral ...


Refraction In Mozambique: Evaluations Of Practice And Development Of Competency Frameworks For Eye Care Personnel, Kajal Shah [Thesis] 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Refraction In Mozambique: Evaluations Of Practice And Development Of Competency Frameworks For Eye Care Personnel, Kajal Shah [Thesis]

Doctoral

Purpose The development of competency- based education for optometrists and mid-level eye-care personnel has been identified as an important component in the elimination of avoidable blindness and vision impairment. The Mozambique Eye care Project (MEP) is a multi-institutional collaboration, which seeks to facilitate greater access to training in eye health professions, which will ultimately contribute to providing affordable and accessible eye care within the public health system in Mozambique. An important tenet of the MEP is to develop and enhance the refraction training of all existing (ophthalmic technicians) and new eye care personnel (four-year training of optometrists and eighteen-month training ...


Rapid Assessment Of Refractive Error, Presbyopia, And Visual Impairment And Associated Quality Of Life In Nampula, Mozambique, James Loughman, Lindelwa Nxele, Cesar Faria, Stephen Thompson, Prasidh Ramson, Farai Chinanyi, Kovin S. Naidoo 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Rapid Assessment Of Refractive Error, Presbyopia, And Visual Impairment And Associated Quality Of Life In Nampula, Mozambique, James Loughman, Lindelwa Nxele, Cesar Faria, Stephen Thompson, Prasidh Ramson, Farai Chinanyi, Kovin S. Naidoo

Articles

Introduction: Uncorrected refractive error is the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide and leads to an impaired quality of life. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of uncorrected refractive error and presbyopia, to assess spectacle coverage, and to evaluate visual health-related quality of life among persons aged 15–50 years old in Nampula, Mozambique.

Methods: Participants were assessed using a validated rapid assessment of refractive error protocol, comprised of a demographic questionnaire, a standardized ophthalmic assessment to determine refractive status and spectacle coverage, and a modified vision-related quality of life questionnaire to assess the impact of uncorrected refractive ...


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