Archive of: Eye Exam

  • Treating the Pregnant Glaucoma Patient

    Posted on February 25 2016

    More women are becoming pregnant later in life. With age comes the greater chance of health issues, including eye diseases. Today, ophthalmologists are treating a large number of women who have glaucoma while pregnant. Many patients with congenital, pediatric or juvenile-onset glaucoma become adults wishing to start a family. The challenge in treating this group is balancing the risk to the mother’s vision against the potential for harm to the fetus. It is very important for ophthalmologists to manage these risks and to understand the needs of these patients.

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases Projected to Increase

    Posted on December 01 2014

    According to the National Eye Institute, 7.7 million people age 40 and older have been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. This number is projected to increase to 11 million in the next 15 years. Diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States, which is almost 10 percent of the population. In addition, more than one out of three individuals has pre diabetes, a condition that puts people at and increased risk for developing diabetes. All patients with diabetes are at risk for diabetic eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. All diabetic patients should have a dilated eye exam at least once per year to detect vision problems early.

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  • Uncovering Clues to Diabetic Retinopathy Prevention

    Posted on September 04 2014

    The National Eye Institute predicts that almost half of all people with diabetes in the United States have some form of diabetic retinopathy. With 850,000 new cases of diabetes being diagnosed each year, the numbers continue to climb. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults. It is a duration-dependent disease but onset and severity is influenced by how well the blood sugar is controlled and other factors such as smoking and hypertension. It is detected in the first few years of diabetes and increases to 50 percent by 10 years; 90 percent have some degree of retinopathy by 25 years of diabetes. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy is increasing due to prolonged survival of diabetic patients. This high prevalence is spurring research at Kresge Eye Institute, including studies aimed at understanding the basic mechanisms causing diabetic retinopathy and new and better medical and surgical treatments.

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  • Two different perspectives of the posterior segment SD-OCT and Cameras

    Posted on August 25 2014

    he use of the camera to document the condition of the eye dates back to the earliest days of photography. Today we commonly use two different, but complementary, technologies to document the ocular fundus: fundus photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT). In imaging the fundus, our goal is to document anatomic structures that can be measured in microns, with enough detail for physicians to make diagnostic decisions. All this must be done through the pupil. Each of these instruments provides a different perspective of the posterior segment. Fundus Cameras The fundus camera is a horizontally mounted instrument with an internal electronic flash and an attached camera or digital sensor.

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    Posted on May 12 2014

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  • New devices and technology take IOP monitoring to next level

    Posted on April 21 2014

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    Posted on February 10 2014

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  • Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

    Posted on January 23 2014

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  • Test provides diagnostic evidence for patients who have acute red eye

    Posted on January 13 2014

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    Posted on December 04 2013

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