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Correlation of #Retinal Vessel Analysis and Nerve #Fiber Layer Thickness in Normal Tension Glaucoma
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To investigate the retinal vessel diameter and its possible relationship with the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in normal tension #glaucoma (NTG).
For More: http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/correlation-of-retinal-vessel-analysis-and-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-innormal-tension-glaucoma-2155-9570-1000497.php?aid=66073
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Vision-related Quality of #Life in Children with #Amblyopia
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Vision plays an important role in most everyday #activities. Consistent with this, people with visual impairment are usually faced with significant challenges in their daily activities.
For More: http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/visionrelated-quality-of-life-in-children-with-amblyopia-OMOA-1000e102.php?aid=63771
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B-Scan Dynamic Sonographic #Studies in Orbital #Pathologies
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For pretty long time, the ophthalmologist used to establish the diagnosis of #eye #diseases on clinical ground, slit lamp examination and fundus examination before medical or surgical treatment.

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Who knew? Downward dog yoga position a potential eye danger

Head-down yoga positions cause a temporary and dramatic increase in intraocular pressure (IOP), but it’s not yet known if that represents a risk to glaucoma patients.

In a study at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, head-down yoga positions increased IOP by as much as 12 mmHg. On the bright side, IOPs dropped back to normal within two minutes of subjects returning to a normal sitting position.

Other studies show a relationship between posture-induced IOP fluctuations and visual field loss in glaucoma patients, and some research shows that the headstand posture causes increased IOP, especially in glaucoma patients.

But there are several head-down positions in yoga. To study the effect of additional positions on IOP, lead author Jessica Jasien, a doctoral student, and colleagues enrolled 20 subjects, 10 with primary open-angle glaucoma (all had evidence of optic nerve head changes but were under good IOP control) and 10 healthy controls. Seventeen subjects were women; the glaucoma patients had a median age of 62, and the controls 36.

Each participant assumed the four common yoga poses of downward dog, forward fold, plow and waterfall, in that order, within an hour of each other for two minutes. IOP for both eyes was measured in a seated position prior to each pose, immediately at the start of the pose, two minutes into the pose, immediately after assuming a seated position and 10 minutes later, also seated.

In both groups, IOP increased significantly during all four yoga positions, with downward dog showing the highest increases: from a mean of 17 mmHg to 28 mmHg in the glaucoma patients, and from 17 mmHg to 29 mmHg in the controls.

In forward fold, IOP increased from 17 mmHg to 27 mmHg in the glaucoma patients, and from 18 mmHg to 26 mmHg in controls. During the plow, IOPs increased from 18 mmHg to 24 mmHg in the glaucoma patients and from 18 mmHg to 22 mmHg in controls. With the waterfall position, IOPs increased from 17 mmHg to 21 mmHg in the glaucoma patients and from 17 to 21 mmHg in the controls.

The IOP increases were not significantly different between glaucoma and normal subjects, but measurements were 2 mmHg higher on average in glaucoma patients.

Post written by Pippa Wysong on June 28, 2016
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Fireworks: The Blinding Truth

Common fireworks eye injuries include burns and corneal abrasions (which can get infected and scar over, blocking vision) to more serious potentially blinding injuries such as retinal detachment and rupture of the eyeball. All can impede vision permanently

Follow the link below and see how what seemed like harmless fun turned into a teen being blinded in one eye by fireworks.

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In response to an increase of demand from both current patients and referring colleagues, Dr. Calotti has decided to start a satellite clinic in Burlington for the management of retinal diseases.

He will be providing treatment for a variety of retinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and retinal tears/degenerations. The clinic is set up to provide intra-vitreal injections (anti-VEGF and steroid) and retinal photocoagulation (focal, pan retinal photocoagulation and barrier laser).

Patient's will be seen for a consultation at the Great Lakes Eye Centre at 99 Wayne Gretzky PKWY, Brantford, ON (fax number is 519-752-3277) and a management plan will be established. Patient's will then be scheduled to have his/her ongoing treatment at the Burlington Satellite Clinic (3-4155 Fairview Street, Burlington ON).

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Now offering an accredited Dry Eye Center dedicated to providing the highest quality of dry eye care using advanced ophthalmic diagnostic techniques and treatments.
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