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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.


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.


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 ...


Impact Of Excess Light And Yellow Filters On Accumulation Of Lipofuscin, John R. Hayes, David K. Glabe 2014 Pacific University

Impact Of Excess Light And Yellow Filters On Accumulation Of Lipofuscin, John R. Hayes, David K. Glabe

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

Purpose. Previous reports suggest excess high energy, short wave light increase lipofuscin fluorophore accumulation in the retinal pigment epithelium layer. Oxidation of lipofuscin has been implicated in the genesis of macular degeneration. By taking advantage of the increased exposure to light by optometry students, we tested whether optometry students accumulate more lipofuscin fluorophores than similarly aged allied health students and whether yellow filters alter lipofuscin accumulation.

Method. The sample consisted of 54 non-optometry students (Mean age27, 4.1SD; 63% Female), 62 first-year optometry students (Mean age 27, 4.9SD; 55% female), and 39 second-year students (Mean age 26, 3.8SD ...


Knowledge, Attitudes And Practice Of Diabetes In Rural Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Population Based Diabetes And Eye Study, Fakir M. Amirul Islam, Rahul Chakrabarti, Mohamed Dirani, Mohamed T. Islam, Gail Ormsby, Mohamed Wahab, Christine Critchley, Robert P. Finger 2014 Swinburne University of Technology

Knowledge, Attitudes And Practice Of Diabetes In Rural Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Population Based Diabetes And Eye Study, Fakir M. Amirul Islam, Rahul Chakrabarti, Mohamed Dirani, Mohamed T. Islam, Gail Ormsby, Mohamed Wahab, Christine Critchley, Robert P. Finger

Education Papers and Journal Articles

Background: To assess the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) amongst the general community regarding type 2diabetes mellitus (DM) in rural Bangladesh.

Methods: Data was collected using cluster random sampling from 3104 adults residing in a rural district in Bangladesh.

Participants underwent a KAP questionnaire survey regarding assessing diabetes, socio-demographic and medical history.

Descriptive, Chi-square and regression analyses were performed.

Results: Participants were aged between 30 and 89 years (M = 51, SD = 11.8) and 65.5% were female. The prevalence of diabetes was found to be 8.3%. The majority (93%) reported to have heard of diabetes, yet only 4 ...


Visionary Summer 2014, College of Optometry 2014 Nova Southeastern University

Visionary Summer 2014, College Of Optometry

Visionary

No abstract provided.


Congential Tritanopia: A Comparison Of Two Clinical Cases, James Kundart, Emma Lundien, Ron Mearsha, Janice Pierce, Oliver Kuhn-Wilken 2014 Pacific University

Congential Tritanopia: A Comparison Of Two Clinical Cases, James Kundart, Emma Lundien, Ron Mearsha, Janice Pierce, Oliver Kuhn-Wilken

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

This poster discusses two patient cases of presumed blue-yellow color deficiency in order to help optometrists care for this rare class of patients. Since this condition is extremely uncommon at birth, and is not possible to see by looking in the eye, practitioners may miss the symptoms of this condition. Optical treatment options are also discussed.


Diagnosis And Treatment Of Aniseikonia Associated With Pseudophakia And Penetrating Keratoplasty, James Kundart, Beth Kinoshita, Emily K. Bjore, Charlene M. Walton, Nicette Quintero 2014 Pacific University

Diagnosis And Treatment Of Aniseikonia Associated With Pseudophakia And Penetrating Keratoplasty, James Kundart, Beth Kinoshita, Emily K. Bjore, Charlene M. Walton, Nicette Quintero

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

Aniseikonia is defined as a perceived difference in image sizes between the two eyes. Post-surgical anisometropia continues to be the primary cause. Often contact lenses (CL) are used to treat the image size difference but sometimes the disparity is large enough to remain symptomatic even after CL correction. This case report details the diagnosis and treatment of a symptomatic patient with significant anisometropia, pseudophakia OS and post-penetrating keratoplasty OU secondary to keratoconus using size lenses and common clinical equipment.


Online Submission For Work Placements, Claire McDonnell 2014 DIT

Online Submission For Work Placements, Claire Mcdonnell

Claire McDonnell

No abstract provided.


Using A Blog As A Continuing Professional Development Log, Claire McDonnell 2014 DIT

Using A Blog As A Continuing Professional Development Log, Claire Mcdonnell

Claire McDonnell

No abstract provided.


The Development Of A Public Optometry System In Mozambique: A Cost Benefit Analysis, James Loughman, Stephen J. Thompson, Geoff Harris, Luigi Bilotto, Jorge Ferrao, Kovin Naidoo 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Development Of A Public Optometry System In Mozambique: A Cost Benefit Analysis, James Loughman, Stephen J. Thompson, Geoff Harris, Luigi Bilotto, Jorge Ferrao, Kovin Naidoo

Articles

Background: The economic burden of uncorrected refractive error (URE) is thought to be high in Mozambique, largely as a consequence of the lack of resources and systems to tackle this largely avoidable problem. The Mozambique Eyecare Project (MEP) has established the first optometry training and human resource deployment initiative to address the burden of URE in Lusophone Africa. The nature of the MEP programme provides the opportunity to determine, using Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA), whether investing in the establishment and delivery of a comprehensive system for optometry human resource development and public sector deployment is economically justifiable for Lusophone Africa ...


Variables Affecting Dynamic Visual Acuity In Normal Adults, Ariene R. Clark 2013 Pacific University

Variables Affecting Dynamic Visual Acuity In Normal Adults, Ariene R. Clark

College of Optometry

ABSTRACT

Vision is one part of the balance system. The brain has to process, compile and make sense of self movement as well as movement in the environment using visual, vestibular and somatosensory information. Previous research has shown visual information reduction causes performance measures to decline in many physical tasks. Monocular blur is quite common, having several causes, some even voluntary. It is important to know if monocular blur causes any decreases in accurately interpreting the moving world, potentially impacting balance and safety. This research’s aim was to investigate whether a decrease in visual information with monocular blur is ...


A Comparative Cytotoxic Evaluation Of Acrylamide And Diacetone Acrylamide To Investigate Their Suitability For Holographic Photopolymer Formulations, Dervil Cody, Alan Casey, Izabela Naydenova, Emilia Mihaylova 2013 Dublin Institute of Technology

A Comparative Cytotoxic Evaluation Of Acrylamide And Diacetone Acrylamide To Investigate Their Suitability For Holographic Photopolymer Formulations, Dervil Cody, Alan Casey, Izabela Naydenova, Emilia Mihaylova

Articles

The comparative cytotoxic evaluation of two monomers Diacetone Acrylamide (DA) and Acrylamide (AA), used in holographic photopolymer formulations, is reported. Two normal cell lines were used: BEAS-2B and HaCaT. Cellular viability was assessed using the MTT assay for three different exposure times. A difference of two orders of magnitude is observed in the Lethal Dose (LD50) concentrations of the two monomers. Diacetone Acrylamide exhibits a significantly lower toxicity profile in comparison to Acrylamide at all exposure times. This result justifies the replacement of Acrylamide with Diacetone Acrylamide in the photopolymer formulation, with the view to reducing occupational hazard risks for ...


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