AMD: Technologies Used for Earlier Detection, Management, and Treatment
Speaker: Greg Caldwell OD, FAAO
Original Air Date: June 29, 2021
Many optometrists feel that "monitoring" is the only solution when it comes to age related macular degeneration (AMD). One in six people aged 60+ has some form of AMD. Like most conditions, early detection is crucial to improved or successful outcomes. This course will discuss dark adaptation, OCT, OCT angiography, preferential hyperacuity perimetry, and carotenoid measurements in earlier detection of subclinical, clinical and wet AMD.
Utilizing the Latest Diagnostic Technology in the Management of Ocular Disease
Speaker: Michael Cymbor, OD, FAAO
Original Air Date: June 9, 2021
Technologies such as electroretinography, dark adaptation and OCT angiography are often able to diagnose ocular disease much earlier in the disease state spectrum and are on the cusp of becoming mainstream. Join Dr. Mike Cymbor as he discusses his experiences with these latest technologies.
Bringing Refraction into the 21st Century
Speaker: Mark Bullimore MCOptom, PhD, FAAO
Original Air Date: May 20, 2021
Discover the advances in optometric examination technology in recent decades, including retinal examination instrumentation, and how refraction technology has yet to catch up. With digital lens manufacturing enabling 0.01 D precision, the time has come to revisit refraction technology. The limitations on refraction imposed by 20th century equipment will be discussed and the potential of new technology and the innovative strategies they facilitate will be explored.