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Humphrey[R] FDT Visual Field Instrument.(Ophthalmic Product Guide: SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION)

Humphrey[R] FDT Visual Field Instrument.(Ophthalmic Product Guide: SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION) The Humphrey FDT Visual Field Instrument, with patented Welch Allyn[R] Frequency Doubling Technology, provides the eye care professional with a rapid, clinically verified and affordable method of detecting visual field loss. With minimal set-up time, and test times as low as 45 seconds, the …

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LASIK-Induced Keratoconus?

LASIK-Induced Keratoconus? SHOVLIN, JOSEPH P. Hyperopic correction results in myopic error and unusual topography. Q A patient with corneal curvatures of 44.OOD had LASIK to correct +5.50D error. At four weeks post-op, he has a -3.25D refractive error in each eye and bestcorrected visual acuity of 20/40. The topography and retinoscopy look as if keratoconus […]

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Now, that’s entertainment! Thank you! I’ll be here all week! And don’t forget to tip your lovely assistants. (Chairside).

Now, that’s entertainment! Thank you! I’ll be here all week! And don’t forget to tip your lovely assistants. (Chairside). Vickers, Montgomery The blank stare. I hate to see it. You deliver your very best “I am a good guy and you should want to come to me for eye care and recommend me to all […]

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with the right approach, you can fit more patients in this modality without turning your office upside down. (Contact Lenses).

Make cosmetic contacts fit into your practice: with the right approach, you can fit more patients in this modality without turning your office upside down. (Contact Lenses). Castellano, Carmen F. As a niche product, cosmetic contact lenses are not for everyone. Although a few patients seek out a cosmetic change, others aren’t aware of these […]

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Hyphema.(UVEA AND GLAUCOMA)

Hyphema.(UVEA AND GLAUCOMA) Signs and symptoms Blood in the anterior chamber (AC) as a result of concussive injury may be described as microhyphema (i.e., circulating red blood cells in the AC) or hyphema (i.e., layered blood in the AC visible with the biomicroscope). (1-4) Patients may present with blurred vision, pain, photophobia and lacrimation. Hyphemas […]

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night vision problems with corneal refractive therapy are rare, but possible. (Cornea & Contact Lens Q&A).(corneal refractive therapy)

How to make CRT glare and halo free: night vision problems with corneal refractive therapy are rare, but possible. (Cornea & Contact Lens Q&A).(corneal refractive therapy) Shovlin, Joseph P. Q Have many patient’s complained of haloes or glare at night with Paragon’s CRT contact lenses? A During the FDA clinical trial of Paragon Vision Science’s […]

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Two Groups Raise the Standards For Refractive Surgery Procedures.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)

Two Groups Raise the Standards For Refractive Surgery Procedures.(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included) With the mushrooming growth of refractive surgery procedures, two recent groups have organized to raise the standards. One is establishing credentials, the other is a watchdog and support group. The nonprofit Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance (CRSQA) aims to measure the success […]

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Are you tough enough for today? Why now is a good time to think about growing your practice. (Editor’s Page).

Are you tough enough for today? Why now is a good time to think about growing your practice. (Editor’s Page). Kirkner, Rich When the going gets tough, the tough get going. That was a favorite of legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named. Today, that kind of inspiration seems […]

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study confirms what many O.D.s suspected about older children and amblyopia.(News Review)

It’s never too late to treat amblyopia: study confirms what many O.D.s suspected about older children and amblyopia.(News Review) Murphy, John The age limit to treat amblyopia has changed, according to a new study from the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Traditionally, eye doctors have not recommended treating amblyopia in children past age […]

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Topcon’s New Cameras.(Brief Article)

Topcon’s New Cameras.(Brief Article) Topcon introduces two new additions to its 50 series of retinal cameras. The TRC-5OFX is a basic camera that uses either Polaroid or 35mm film photography. It provides color and angiographic capabilities. Ergonomic controls offer shorter working distances, a simplified alignment system with high, wide eye-point viewing, and a motorized auto-load/auto-rewind […]