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Attitudes And Barriers To Evidence-Based Practice In Optometry Educators, Catherine M. Suttle, Kirsten L. Challinor, Rachel E. Thompson, Konrad Pesudovs, Leanne Togher, Neville Chiavaroli, Adrian Lee, Barbara Junghans, Fiona Stapleton, Kathleen Watt, Isabelle Jalbert 2019 Australian Catholic University

Attitudes And Barriers To Evidence-Based Practice In Optometry Educators, Catherine M. Suttle, Kirsten L. Challinor, Rachel E. Thompson, Konrad Pesudovs, Leanne Togher, Neville Chiavaroli, Adrian Lee, Barbara Junghans, Fiona Stapleton, Kathleen Watt, Isabelle Jalbert

Neville Chiavaroli

Purpose: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an essential component of good quality, patient-centered health care. This requires practitioners to acquire EBP skills and knowledge during undergraduate and continuing education. Evidence-based practice education exists in a range of health care disciplines, including optometry. Evidence-based practice education, however, depends on relevant skills and knowledge in educators. Courses and workshops exist for the development of EBP teaching skills in some areas of health care but not in optometry. Here, we describe a pilot workshop designed to enhance the teaching of EBP and to investigate the perspectives of optometric educators on EBP including their attitudes ...


Actualización En Carcinoma Basocelular Periocular_Abordaje Semiológico Y Diagnóstico Diferencial_27_11_2018.Docx, Luisa Fernanda Sierra Patiño, Luis Miguel Amaya Nieto, Hector Oracio Perez Estepa 2019 Universidad de La Salle - Colombia

Actualización En Carcinoma Basocelular Periocular_Abordaje Semiológico Y Diagnóstico Diferencial_27_11_2018.Docx, Luisa Fernanda Sierra Patiño, Luis Miguel Amaya Nieto, Hector Oracio Perez Estepa

Luisa Sierra

El CBPO es la neoplasia maligna más común del párpado y podría catalogarse como primera impresión diagnóstica ante la identificación de neoplasias malignas palpebrales debido a su alta incidencia. Su detección temprana y el control ante posibles recidivas conforman un objetivo principal de diagnóstico y prevención en la praxis clínica.Como resultado de lo anterior fue posible elaborar un flujograma que podrá ser utilizado como una herramienta de apoyo diagnóstico.


College Of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University 2019 Nova Southeastern University

College Of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University

Health Professions Divisions Course Catalogs

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Light Illumination On Ocular Responses And Visual Comfort, Shun-nan Yang, Manho Jang, Jim Sheedy, Yeokyung Seo 2019 Pacific University

Effects Of Light Illumination On Ocular Responses And Visual Comfort, Shun-Nan Yang, Manho Jang, Jim Sheedy, Yeokyung Seo

VPI Research

Background: Artificial light sources such as Light-emitting Diode (LED) emit more intensive blue light (460 to 490 nm) and are with a wavelength distribution deviating from the peak wavelength of 550 nm in natural sun light. The present study examined how cold and warm LED lamps with high- and low-blue light emission differently affected objective ocular responses and subjective viewing symptoms. Methods: 34 adults with normal or correct-to-normal vision read printed continuous text with one of three lamps (LED 4000 K, LED 6500 K and OLED 4000 K) generating 50 and 110 Nits for 60 mins respectively while their pupil ...


Umsl Faculty Expertise, 2018 Selected Works

Umsl Faculty Expertise

Carl Bassi

Research Capabilities: Assessment of Progression of Diseases; Disease Diagnosis; and Disease Treatment


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 ...


Effects Of Caffeine Intake On Visual Performance Of The Eye Among Normal Healthy Adults, Swetha Murari, Amiee Ho, John Hayes, Scott Cooper 2018 Pacific University

Effects Of Caffeine Intake On Visual Performance Of The Eye Among Normal Healthy Adults, Swetha Murari, Amiee Ho, John Hayes, Scott Cooper

College of Optometry

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of caffeine on visual performance of the eye among normal healthy adults.

Methods: This two-visit randomized placebo-controlled crossover study included 49 normal healthy adults aged 18 years and above who received either 200mg of caffeine or placebo capsules. Choroidal thickness, tear break-up time, accommodative power, pupil size and reading performance were assessed at baseline, 1 hour and 2 hours.

Results:Consumption of caffeine showed an increased effect on reading rate (p<0.05), average span of recognition and tear break up time (p=0.05) at 1 hour. There was no significant difference seen between the caffeine and placebo group in choroidal thickness (p=0.547), pupil size (p=0.137) and accommodative power (p=0.860). All the aforementioned metrics were not significant at 2 hours. Average span of recognition has a good correlation (r=0.855, p<0.01) with reading rate that was significant at 1 hour among the caffeine group.

Conclusion: Caffeine consumption has some effect on visual performance of the eye by increasing reading rate and tear ...


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 ...


Challenges And Solutions Related To Mobility Of The Optometry Credential, Erin Brooks, Jeffrey L. Weaver 2018 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Challenges And Solutions Related To Mobility Of The Optometry Credential, Erin Brooks, Jeffrey L. Weaver

Erin Brooks

EDUCATIONAL TOPIC OR AREA The human population is becoming increasingly mobile. For the profession of optometry to have enough mobility to be a truly global workforce, it is important to have a mechanism to verify the competence of optometrists through an industry recognized credential that can be carried across national borders. In Europe, the European Diploma in Optometry was developed as an accreditation program with high standards with multiple goals, one of which was to support the free movement of optometrists around Europe. Such a process on an even larger scale would be beneficial if it allowed mobility of optometrists ...


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.


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