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A Comparison Of Emoji Characters To Picture Optotypes, Simran Brar 2020 Children's Mercy Kansas City

A Comparison Of Emoji Characters To Picture Optotypes, Simran Brar

Research Days

No abstract provided.


Emergency Eye Simulation Model, Gavin L. Warrington, Christopher Forsyth, Lexus Morris, Natalie Ledezma 2020 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Emergency Eye Simulation Model, Gavin L. Warrington, Christopher Forsyth, Lexus Morris, Natalie Ledezma

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Transitioning From Episodic To Sustained Care In Humanitarian Service, W Howard McAlister OD, MA, MPH, Jeffrey L. Weaver OD, MS, Timothy A. Wingert OD, Kristen Kramlich OD 2020 University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry

Transitioning From Episodic To Sustained Care In Humanitarian Service, W Howard Mcalister Od, Ma, Mph, Jeffrey L. Weaver Od, Ms, Timothy A. Wingert Od, Kristen Kramlich Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Humanitarian missions serve populations needing care and usually provide short term interventions. Traditionally, care provided through humanitarian agencies like VOSH International has been episodic, consisting of a short-term mission placing a team in country for several days. There have been discussions that episodic care is a short term measure which impedes the systematic development of a long term solution to providing the necessary health care. The move toward sustained care is a step in the direction of improving the public health in developing countries.

Method: A survey instrument was mailed to the 26 VOSH chapters in the United States ...


A Vision- And Life-Threatening Case Of Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis, Len V. Koh OD, Megan E. McChesney MD, Chad E. Gosnell OD, Ryan N. Ngo OD 2020 Mann-Grandstaff VAMC

A Vision- And Life-Threatening Case Of Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis, Len V. Koh Od, Megan E. Mcchesney Md, Chad E. Gosnell Od, Ryan N. Ngo Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) is a rare but severe ocular manifestation most commonly associated with rheumatoid arthritis amongst other autoimmune diseases. Quick diagnosis and co-management with corneal specialist and rheumatologist are crucial to preserve vision and life. A rare case of PUK associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is presented with updates on current understanding and co-management of this condition.

Case Report: A 76 year-old Caucasian male presented to the eye clinic on a Friday as a new patient, with a chief complaint of a red right eye started two weeks ago and was treated with erythromycin ointment, but it ...


Silent Sinus Syndrome: An Uncommon Cause Of Diplopia, Tyler V. Mullen OD, Ruth Hyatt OD, FAAO, Diplomate, Darcy Eberle OD 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs

Silent Sinus Syndrome: An Uncommon Cause Of Diplopia, Tyler V. Mullen Od, Ruth Hyatt Od, Faao, Diplomate, Darcy Eberle Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Silent sinus syndrome is a rare condition with multiple ophthalmic findings of significance. Chronic, subclinical maxillary sinus inflammation alters the pressure gradient, leading to eventual maxillary sinus collapse, orbital floor depression, enophthalmos, and diplopia.

Case Report: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery may be indicated to correct diplopia and/or cosmesis.

Conclusion: Patients unbothered by facial asymmetry may be managed with prism in eyeglasses.


Case Series: Discordance Between Visible Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Defects And Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomographic Analysis In Patients With Glaucoma, Joseph Sowka OD, Leticia Rousso OD 2020 Nova Southeastern Coilege of Optometry

Case Series: Discordance Between Visible Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Defects And Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomographic Analysis In Patients With Glaucoma, Joseph Sowka Od, Leticia Rousso Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) has become a common modality in glaucoma diagnosis. Ease of use, comfort, and a comparative normative database makes this technology very popular with patients and practitioners. However, despite the sophistication of this technology, it may miss pathologic abnormalities of the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) or be misinterpreted by practitioners based upon comparisons to a normative database.

Purpose: To illustrate discordance between clinical examination and SD-OCT analysis in patients with glaucoma.

Case Reports: Examples of three patients with glaucoma who had photographically and ophthalmoscopically visible RNFL defects who had SD-OCT analyses that fell ...


Optometry's Contribution, Paul B. Freeman OD 2020 University of the Incarnate Word

Optometry's Contribution, Paul B. Freeman Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


Investigation And Management Of Demodex Folliculorum Blepharitis In Clinical Practice, Orla Murphy 2020 Technological University Dublin

Investigation And Management Of Demodex Folliculorum Blepharitis In Clinical Practice, Orla Murphy

Doctoral

Introduction: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the eyelid margin. Blepharitis patients routinely present to and are managed by optometrists and ophthalmologists in practice. Demodex folliculorum is associated with anterior blepharitis. Presently, treatment with 50% tea tree oil is recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology for Demodex blepharitis. However, over-the-counter products have been developed and marketed at being effective for treating Demodex blepharitis. Purpose: To examine the efficacy of over-the-counter lid hygiene products and warm compress therapy for the treatment of Demodex blepharitis. Methods: Two hundred and forty-six participants were examined at multiple visits over four studies, for ...


Holographic Sensors For The Detection Of Liquid Phase Analytes, Sabad-e Gul [Thesis] 2019 Technological University Dublin

Holographic Sensors For The Detection Of Liquid Phase Analytes, Sabad-E Gul [Thesis]

Doctoral

The aim of this project is to design, fabricate and study experimentally photonic structures created by holographic lithography for application in sensing. The aim is to modify the photonic structures with analyte sensitive materials and view of their application in environmental and biomedical sensing. Two types of photonic structures were investigated in these studies: modified surface relief holographic gratings and volume holographic gratings.


Impact Of Mmp-9 In Closed Eye On Dry Eye Pathogenesis, Alice Kim 2019 The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Impact Of Mmp-9 In Closed Eye On Dry Eye Pathogenesis, Alice Kim

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Dry eye disease is a common reason that people seek medical attention for their eyes. During sleep, the ocular surface becomes inflammatory to help maintain overall eye health. However, it is possible that the inflammation may be dysregulated and linked to the development of dry eye disease. Neutrophils are released as an immune response and secrete matrix metalloprotease-9 (MMP-9), which degrades the collagen of epithelial cells and further disrupts the tear film. MMP-9 activity can indicate inflammation, damage, and other ocular abnormalities. Normal and dry eye subjects were instructed to perform a saline eye wash immediately upon awakening to collect ...


Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, PhD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Phd

Optometric Clinical Practice

Interim provost would like to welcome you as readers to our new journal, Optometric Clinical Practice.


Welder’S Maculopathy; A Case Report, Christina E. Morettin OD, Bruce A. Teitelbaum OD 2019 Illinois College of Optometry

Welder’S Maculopathy; A Case Report, Christina E. Morettin Od, Bruce A. Teitelbaum Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background: Outer retinal damage can occur when excessive ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaches the retina. The most common etiology is from the sun, known as solar retinopathy, especially when individuals observe solar eclipses without appropriate eye protection. Another cause of UV retinopathy that is not frequently encountered in practice is arc welding, causing Welder’s Maculopathy. Fortunately, the prognosis of the UV retinopathies is quite favourable, as many fully recover after the initial insult to the retina. This retrospective case review aims to outline the clinical manifestation of this maculopathy and current opinions on its etiology and diagnosis.

Case Report: A ...


Subconjunctival Orbital Fat Prolapse: Diagnosis And Management, Leonid Skorin Jr., DO, OD, MS 2019 Mayo Clinic Health System

Subconjunctival Orbital Fat Prolapse: Diagnosis And Management, Leonid Skorin Jr., Do, Od, Ms

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background:

Subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse is a benign condition and most patients who present with it are asymptomatic. Their main concern is the lesions' cosmetic appearance. Many other potentially dangerous orbital pathologies can mimic subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse. The excised orbital fat needs to be evaluated histopathologically to rule-out any malignancy. Surgical repair is straight-forward and cosmetically satisfying to patients.

Case Report:

A 79-year-old male presented with subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse. He wanted the lesion removed for cosmetic reasons. The prolapsed orbital fat was excised successfully and histopathologic analysis confirmed the benign nature of his lesion.

Conclusion:

Optometrists should be ...


Presumed Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis: A Review Supported By A Unique Case, Kirsti K. Ramirez OD, Joseph Pizzimenti OD, Jeannette Wong-Powell OD, Jeffrey Rabin OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Presumed Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis: A Review Supported By A Unique Case, Kirsti K. Ramirez Od, Joseph Pizzimenti Od, Jeannette Wong-Powell Od, Jeffrey Rabin Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN) is a rare, sight-threatening inflammatory condition caused by a nematode. It typically affects healthy children and young adults. Various nematodes have been implicated, including those that originate from dogs and raccoons. Late stage findings include optic nerve atrophy, retinal arterial attenuation, “retinitis pigmentosa-like” retinal pigmentary changes, and central and peripheral vision loss. We present a case study of long-standing DUSN. The combination of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and visual electrophysiology testing proved invaluable in establishing a presumptive diagnosis of this rare condition.


Anterior Subcapsular Cataract Secondary To Black Mold Exposure, Katherine B. Lynch OD, Bruce A. Teitelbaum OD 2019 Illinois College of Optometry

Anterior Subcapsular Cataract Secondary To Black Mold Exposure, Katherine B. Lynch Od, Bruce A. Teitelbaum Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

A case report of a 31-year-old woman who developed anterior subacapsular cataracts, and associated dermatological signs, after exposure to black mold. While atopic illness is commonly seen in childhood, a growing body of literature supports adult onset atopic dermatitis. Anterior subcapsular cataracts are pathognomonic for atopic illness, and can support a definitive and expedited dermatologic diagnosis of adult onset disease.


Inaugural Editorial, Paul B. Freeman OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Inaugural Editorial, Paul B. Freeman Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

On behalf of the entire editorial board, Timothy Wingert, OD, dean at the University of the Incarnate Word - Rosenberg School of Optometry, welcomes you to the inaugural issue of Optometric Clinical Practice. (ISSN: 2575-7717)


Low-Dose (0.01%) Atropine Eye Drops To Reduce Progression Of Myopia In Children: A Multi-Centre Placebo- Controlled Randomised Trial In The United Kingdom (Champ- Uk) – Study Protocol., Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Nicola Logan, Niall Strang, Peter Allen, Ruth Hogg, Ruth Weir, Paul Doherty, Catherine Adams, Margaret McFarland, Evie Gardner, Rejina Verghis, Jennifer Preston, James Loughman, Ian Flintcroft, David Mackey, Samantha Lee, Christopher Hammond, Nathan Congdon, Mike Clarke 2019 Queens University Belfast

Low-Dose (0.01%) Atropine Eye Drops To Reduce Progression Of Myopia In Children: A Multi-Centre Placebo- Controlled Randomised Trial In The United Kingdom (Champ- Uk) – Study Protocol., Augusto Azuara-Blanco, Nicola Logan, Niall Strang, Peter Allen, Ruth Hogg, Ruth Weir, Paul Doherty, Catherine Adams, Margaret Mcfarland, Evie Gardner, Rejina Verghis, Jennifer Preston, James Loughman, Ian Flintcroft, David Mackey, Samantha Lee, Christopher Hammond, Nathan Congdon, Mike Clarke

Articles

Background/aims To report the protocol of a trial designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and mechanism of action of low-dose atropine (0.01%) eye-drops for reducing progression of myopia in UK children. Methods Multicentre, double-masked, superiority, placebo-controlled, randomised trial. We will enrol children aged 6–12 years with myopia of −0.50 dioptres or worse in both eyes. We will recruit 289 participants with an allocation ratio of 2:1 (193 atropine; 96 placebo) from five centres. Participants will instil one drop in each eye every day for 2 years and attend a research centre every 6 months. The ...


Prevalence Of Ametropia, Amblyopia And Visual Impairment In Schoolchildren In Ireland, Siofra Harrington 2019 Technological University Dublin

Prevalence Of Ametropia, Amblyopia And Visual Impairment In Schoolchildren In Ireland, Siofra Harrington

Doctoral

Background: Uncorrected refractive error is an avoidable cause of visual impairment (Naidoo et al., 2016). Currently, there is a lack of adequate data on eye and vision disorders in schoolchildren in Ireland. Accurate prevalence estimates of refractive error and vision disorders are necessary to determine their impact on public health and to assess the need for interventions (McCarty and Taylor, 2000). Purpose: This study reports the prevalence of ametropia, presenting visual impairment, amblyopia and provides population norms for ocular biometric measures in schoolchildren in Ireland. Links between refractive error and demographic and lifestyle factors were investigated. The impact of poor ...


The Relationship Of An Ipad, A Video Magnifier, And Large Print Text With Oral Reading Outcomes For Children With Low Vision, Rosemary L. Nave Stawasz 2019 Western Michigan University

The Relationship Of An Ipad, A Video Magnifier, And Large Print Text With Oral Reading Outcomes For Children With Low Vision, Rosemary L. Nave Stawasz

Dissertations

Low vision may cause a decrease in visual performance and interfere with daily functioning, especially reading print or text materials. Reading standard text can be particularly challenging for students with low vision in an educational setting and can reduce oral reading rates. Students with low vision may use large print or low vision devices for reading. Limited evidence currently exists to compare oral reading outcomes across various reading media for children with low vision.

The purpose of this exploratory project was to examine oral reading rate, fluency, and comprehension among children with low vision when using an iPad, a video ...


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