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College Of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University 2019 Nova Southeastern University

College Of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University

Health Professions Divisions Course Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Nutrigenomics Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Durpri Lin 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Nutrigenomics Of Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Durpri Lin

Master of Chemical Sciences Capstone Projects

Lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) are nutrients that reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As micronutrients that selectively accumulate in the retina of the eye, L/Z can protect the macula from oxidative damage that contributes to AMD. This review will discuss the role of genes as a mediator between increased intake of dietary L/Z and decreased risk of AMD. Figure 1 outlines a pathway of L/Z that is subject to genetic influences, from 1) the diet to 2) the bloodstream to 3) the retina of the eye. First, L/Z are carotenoids that cannot be ...


Compliance And Appropriateness Of Driver Vision Regulations In Ireland, Ciara McHugh, Nabin Paudel, James Loughman, Matthew Sheehan 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Compliance And Appropriateness Of Driver Vision Regulations In Ireland, Ciara Mchugh, Nabin Paudel, James Loughman, Matthew Sheehan

Other

Driving is a highly complex task which relies heavily on vision for successful execution. There are currently 2,820,528 holders of driving licences in Ireland. Holders of a driving license must meet the standards for vision as set out by the Road Safety Authority Slainte agus Tiomáint document. Visual acuity and Visual Field measurements are specified as the minimum standard. If there is reason to believe that these measurements are inadequate, it is required that the subject undergo a more detailed examination. Currently, drivers must undergo a vision screening when applying for their first license, and additional vision screening ...


Tips For Allied Health Professionals To Successfully Engage With Research: A Commentary, Siti Nurliyana Abdullah, Saravana Kumar 2018 Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital

Tips For Allied Health Professionals To Successfully Engage With Research: A Commentary, Siti Nurliyana Abdullah, Saravana Kumar

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

While allied health professionals are encouraged to engage with research, there are numerous challenges to do so in practice. In this commentary, we reflect on some of these challenges and provide some simple tips on strategies that can be used by allied health professionals to overcome these challenges. These tips may provide a starting point for allied health professionals to successfully engage with research.


Eye Tissue Regeneration: Seam As A Cure For Prevalent Eye Disease, Molly Bute 2018 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Eye Tissue Regeneration: Seam As A Cure For Prevalent Eye Disease, Molly Bute

Biology: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

SEAM (Self-formed ectodermal autonomous multizone) is a form of eye tissue regeneration discovered by Japanese scientists in 2016. This tissue regeneration encompasses tissues from all areas of the human eye. The SEAM forms tissues using stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells were used in the first study, and produces four concentric zones. The SEAM that has been created was shown to cure corneal blindness in animal models, and has the potential to cure a multitude of human eye diseases in the future.


The Role Of Tinted Lenses In The Perception Of Color Deficiency, Ahlam Alenazi 2018 Pacific University

The Role Of Tinted Lenses In The Perception Of Color Deficiency, Ahlam Alenazi

College of Optometry

Purpose: Many different approaches have been used to improve the color perception in patients with color deficiency. Currently, filters and tinted contact lenses are the most widely-available method to enhance color perception. Filters have been shown to help patients to pass pseudoisochromatic color tests, to better perform their daily activities, and enable them to better enjoy nature and art as well.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of monocular Neuchroma tinted lenses in improving the color perception for those with color vision deficiency. The specific combination of tints was selected to mimic the neutral (black) point ...


College Of Optometry Senior Awards Dinner Dance, Nova Southeastern University 2018 Nova Southeastern University

College Of Optometry Senior Awards Dinner Dance, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


Vision Therapy Rehabilitation Of Post-Concussion Visual Impairments, Sarah Morton 2018 University of Wyoming

Vision Therapy Rehabilitation Of Post-Concussion Visual Impairments, Sarah Morton

Honors Theses AY 17/18

Concussion is a common, mild form of traumatic brain injury that is caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Concussion can be caused by a wide variety of situation, commonly sports collisions, automobile accidents, and falls. Signs of concussion include a loss of consciousness, temporary amnesia, and disorientation. Severe concussion can result in visual impairments such as blurred vision, light sensitivity, attention deficits, impaired memory, and double vision. Vision therapy can significantly or completely improve many of these visual impairments. Vision therapy is a series of procedures monitored by an optometrist that are designed to improve visual movements and ...


The Right Care, The Right Place, The Right Time: Emergency Department Avoidance Across The U.S., Jay Flanagan, Michael Steinkrauss 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Right Care, The Right Place, The Right Time: Emergency Department Avoidance Across The U.S., Jay Flanagan, Michael Steinkrauss

Commonwealth Medicine Publications

Optometrists across the country enrolled in the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) have helped 22,765 patients avoid the Emergency Department, according to data reported from October 2017 through February 2018. That’s 4,445 patients per month who did not have to visit the Emergency Department because of SNE-PTN’s Emergency Department Avoidance initiative. SNE-PTN is led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health.


Sne-Ptn Initiative Helps Optometrists Keep Thousands Of Patients Out Of The Emergency Department, Jay Flanagan 2018 Southern New England Practice Transformation Network

Sne-Ptn Initiative Helps Optometrists Keep Thousands Of Patients Out Of The Emergency Department, Jay Flanagan

Commonwealth Medicine Publications

It’s a common scenario: a patient injures his eye, self-refers to the Emergency Department, and receives treatment from a doctor who does not specialize in optometry. The result? Higher medical bills to address an ocular trauma that could have been successfully treated in an optometrist’s office.

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN) led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UConn Health, is addressing this costly issue head on with its Emergency Department Avoidance initiative, and the results are astounding.


Parental Attitudes To Myopia: A Key Agent Of Change For Myopia Control?, Saoirse McCrann, Ian Flitcroft, Kevin Lalor, John S. Butler, Aaron Bush, James Loughman 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Parental Attitudes To Myopia: A Key Agent Of Change For Myopia Control?, Saoirse Mccrann, Ian Flitcroft, Kevin Lalor, John S. Butler, Aaron Bush, James Loughman

Articles

Purpose

With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia prevention. This study aims to increase our understanding of parental attitudes to myopia development and control, as a means to inform future health planning and policy. It evaluates, for the first time, the attitude of parents to myopia and its associated risks, as well as assessing the exposure of Irish children to environmental factors that may influence their risk profile for myopia development.

Methods

Parents of 8–13 year old children in eight participating schools completed a questionnaire designed to assess their knowledge of and attitudes ...


Proposing An Alternative: Analyzing Patient Perspective On Recycled Versus Ready-Made Glasses As A Global Refractive Error Solution, Sonam Narayan 2018 Pacific University

Proposing An Alternative: Analyzing Patient Perspective On Recycled Versus Ready-Made Glasses As A Global Refractive Error Solution, Sonam Narayan

College of Optometry

Purpose: Refractive error impairs a large percentage of the world population and many populations do not have access to eye health care services. VOSH groups visit these underserved areas providing comprehensive eye health care, including prescribing options for refractive error correction. This study analyzes two of those options, recycled and ready-made spectacles, and details patient preferences.

Methods: 94 patients volunteered to be part of a survey process, that had patients compare and select recycled or ready-made glasses as their preference in independent questions regarding better vision, comfort, style, and overall choice of spectacles to take home.

Results: Statistical analysis showed ...


Buddy Gets His First Pair Of Glasses, Tawnya Pastuck, Hilary Webb 2018 Pacific University

Buddy Gets His First Pair Of Glasses, Tawnya Pastuck, Hilary Webb

Bee Tree Books

Going to the eye doctor for the first time can be scary. That is why Buddy and his best friend Cody have shared their eye doctor adventure. While reading Buddy's book, children will be exposed to many common procedures and the positive outcome of getting an eye examination.


Student Handbook 2018-2019, Nova Southeastern University 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Student Handbook 2018-2019, Nova Southeastern University

Health Professions Divisions Course Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Health Care Priorities In Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, Heather McKay 2018 James Madison University

Health Care Priorities In Developing Countries: A Systematic Review, Heather Mckay

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Countries around the globe are struggling to find an affordable health care system. Developing countries have it particularly challenging with a lack of health care professionals and funding to spend on health care. This systematic review analyzes five developing countries’ (China, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Peru and Turkey) health care systems to find what is working well and what needs improvement. The main findings that these countries could adopt are requiring medical student graduates to do their residency in rural areas, giving more power of health care to local governments rather than the federal government, making insurance companies non-profit, and providing ...


The Affordances Of Process-Tracing Technologies For Supporting L2 Writing Instruction, Jim R. Ranalli, Hui-Hsien Feng, Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen 2018 Iowa State University

The Affordances Of Process-Tracing Technologies For Supporting L2 Writing Instruction, Jim R. Ranalli, Hui-Hsien Feng, Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen

English Publications

The research literature on L2 writing processes contains a multitude of insights that could inform writing instruction, but writing teachers are constrained in their capacity to make use of these insights insofar as they lack detailed information about how their students’ actually engage in the processes of writing. At the same time, writing-process researchers have been using powerful technologies to trace writers’ process engagement—namely, keystroke-logging and eye-tracking—that are potentially applicable in educational settings. In this article, we describe a pilot effort to integrate these technologies into L2 writing instruction with college-level ESL students. In addition to illustrating three ...


A Comprehensive Experimental Study Of Whispering Gallery Modes In A Cylindrical Micro-Resonator Excited By A Tilted Fiber Taper, Vishnan Kavungal, Gerald Farrell, Qiang wu, Arun Mallik, Yuliya Semenova 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

A Comprehensive Experimental Study Of Whispering Gallery Modes In A Cylindrical Micro-Resonator Excited By A Tilted Fiber Taper, Vishnan Kavungal, Gerald Farrell, Qiang Wu, Arun Mallik, Yuliya Semenova

Articles

Whispering gallery modes (WGMs) excitation in a cylindrical microresonator formed by a section of silica optical fiber has been studied. Evanescent light coupling into the microresonator is realized using a tapered optical fiber, fabricated by a microheater brushing technique. Several types of silica fibers with different diameters are studied as microresonators, and the influence of the resonator's diameter on the excitation of WGMs is investigated. The excitation of WGMs in a cylindrical fiber resonator were studied with changes to the tilt angle between the microcylinder and the fiber taper in the range of angles from a perpendicular position (0 ...


Addressing Avoidable Vision Impairment In Mozambique And The Africa Region, Stephen Thompson, Kovin Naidoo, Joel Bambamba, Vanessa R. Moodley, Diane Van Staden, Amanda Forde, Kajal Shah, Luigi Bilotto, James Loughman 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Addressing Avoidable Vision Impairment In Mozambique And The Africa Region, Stephen Thompson, Kovin Naidoo, Joel Bambamba, Vanessa R. Moodley, Diane Van Staden, Amanda Forde, Kajal Shah, Luigi Bilotto, James Loughman

Articles

The Mozambique Eyecare Project was an international partnership to implement and research eye health education in Mozambique and the Africa region. An optometry degree was developed at Universidade Lúrio, Mozambique. In addition, existing eye health workers were upskilled with training. Researchers from various disciplines evaluated the project and its potential for impact on eye health in the region. The body of evidence generated from the research provides useful lessons for development programmes in general, as well as specific lessons for delivering eye health education and service delivery models for lowincome settings.


Glaucoma Referral Refinement In Ireland: Managing The Sensitivity-Specificity Paradox In Optometric Practice, Catriona Barrett, O'Brien Colm, James Loughman 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Glaucoma Referral Refinement In Ireland: Managing The Sensitivity-Specificity Paradox In Optometric Practice, Catriona Barrett, O'Brien Colm, James Loughman

Articles

Purpose: Glaucoma referral refinement (GRR) has pr ven a successful demand management strategy for glaucoma suspect cases in the United Kingdom (UK). A GRR clinic was established in Dublin, Ireland to investigate the clinical viability of this pathway outside the UK's National Health Service (NHS) structures, and away from the influence of National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.


Expanding The Traditional Role Of Optometry: Current Practice Patterns And Attitudes To Enhanced Glaucoma Services In Ireland, Catriona Barrett, James Loughman 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

Expanding The Traditional Role Of Optometry: Current Practice Patterns And Attitudes To Enhanced Glaucoma Services In Ireland, Catriona Barrett, James Loughman

Articles

Purpose: To investigate current diagnostic equipment availability and usage for glaucoma casefinding within community optometric practice, and to explore optometrists’ attitudes towards an enhanced scope of clinical practice. Methods: An anonymous survey was developed, validated, and distributed to all optometrists in Ireland. Results: 199 optometrists (27% of registrants) responded to the survey. 87% had access to the traditional triad of tests necessary to conduct adequate glaucoma case finding. Standard automated perimetry was the most commonly absent (13%) of the three essential screening tests. 64% of respondents indicated that monocular direct ophthalmoscopy was their first choice technique for fundus examination. 47 ...


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