Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a vasoproliferative disease of the developing retina that continues to be a leading cause of blindness in the pediatric population.
Indirect panretinal laser photocoagulation of the avascular retina continues to remain in our armamentarium for treatment-requiring ROP, preventing its complications of retinal detachment and blindness.
Any avascular skip areas not receiving laser treatment may continue to stimulate VEGF production, resulting in disease progression.
There are a research which presented that A total of 30 skip areas were identified in the 22 eyes treated with laser photocoagulation. Based on circumferential location, a significant difference in skip area distribution was found (p=0.02). Regions with the highest percentage of skip areas were between the clock-hours 11:00 to 1:00 (45%), and 5:00 to 7:00 (41%). Based on radial location, 40% of all skip areas were found near the ora serrata, 17% near the ridge, and 43% as isolated patches (P=0.14). Based on radial location, 40% of all skip areas were found anteriorly near the ora serrata, 17% were located posteriorly near the ridge, and 43% of the skip areas were small patches of more than 1.5 burn width apart in between the two skip areas.
Skip areas after laser photocoagulation by ophthalmologists-in-training were commonly located in the superior and inferior clock-hour regions of the retina.
It is also possible that the circumferential skip area locations can be correlated with the dominant hand of the surgeon such that a right-handed surgeon might have a particularly hard time performing laser superotemporally in a left eye.
It is possible that the peripheral anterior location of the retina near the ora serrata can be difficult to visualize with indirect ophthalmoscopy by the inexperienced examiner. On the other hand, prominent choroidal vessels may be misinterpreted as normal retinal vascularization near the ridge in more posterior disease. #eyedisease#eyedoctor#eyecare #retina#retinaphotos#retinaldisease#crvo#pediatricophthalmology#retinalimaging#panocam #retinopathyofprematurity #skippedareas#lasertreatment
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What Are the Symptoms of Glaucoma?
With open-angle glaucoma, there are no warning signs or obvious symptoms in the early stages.
As the disease progresses, blind spots develop in your peripheral (side) vision.
Closed-angle glaucoma some early symptoms of an attack may include blurred vision, halos, mild headaches or eye pain.
An attack of angle-closure glaucoma includes the following: severe pain in the eye or forehead, redness of the eye
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Topic of the day: 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐬𝐦𝐮𝐬 ‼️ 👀 Strabismus is a vision condition in which the eyes are not aligned simultaneously under normal conditions. One or both of the eyes may turn in, out, up or down. Strabismus can be large-angle or small-angle, depending on the angle of deviation between the line of sight of the straight eye and that of the misaligned eye. 👀 Strabismus can be constant or intermittent. The misalignment also might always affect the same eye (unilateral strabismus), or the two eyes may take turns being misaligned (alternating strabismus). 👀 If left untreated, large-angle strabismus can cause severe amblyopia, or "lazy eye" in the turned eye. On the other hand, small-angle strabismus are more likely to cause disruptive visual symptoms such as headaches, eye strain, inability to read comfortably, and fatigue when reading and unstable or "jittery" vision. However, small-angle strabismus that is constant and unilateral can also lead to significant amblyopia in the misaligned eye. 👀 Although surgery is the only effective treatment for constant strabismus, many cases of intermittent small-angle strabismus can actually be treated with vision therapy. The earlier the patient receives vision therapy, the better the outcome. That said, NW Eye Care Professionals has successfully treated patients well over 21 years of age in the past.
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One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
We celebrate #HealthyAgingMonth to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss and steps to help seniors take care of their sight as they age.
The risk of eye disease increases with age. Make sure to see an ophthalmologist for care. Click the link below to make an appointment today. https://www.thomaseye.com/contact-us.htm #eyedisease#wellness#eyecare
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👁 Have your vision checked, or your child's, if learning difficulties are present. 👁 Medication instructions, home exercise programs, directions for care are often given in written form. Can patients read it? Can they understand what they are reading? 👁 Children can grow their literacy skills through occupational therapy services at Covell Care.
Vision needs to be assessed in multiple ways including processing, focus, color identification, tracking, reflexes, guided reach and attraction to movement.
🇦🇿Aniridiya, gözün rəngli hissəsinin (iris) tam və ya qismən olmaması ilə xarakterizə olunan göz xəstəliyidir. Aniridiya görmə kəskinliyinin azalmasına və işığa həssaslığın artmasına (fotofobi) səbəb ola bilər. Aniridiyası olan insanlarda digər göz problemləri də ola bilər. Gözdəki artan təzyiq (qlaukoma) adətən gec uşaqlıqda və ya erkən yetkinlikdə görünür. Göz büllurunun bulanması (katarakt), aniridiya olan insanların 50-85%də baş verir. Aniridiya xəstələrində bu xəstədə olduğu kimi, qeyri-iradi şəkildə göz hərəkətləri (nistaqm) da ola bilər. 👁
🇬🇧 Aniridia is an eye disorder characterized by a complete or partial absence of the colored part of the eye (the iris). Aniridia can cause reduction in the sharpness of vision (visual acuity) and increased sensitivity to light (photophobia). People with aniridia can also have other eye problems. Increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma) typically appears in late childhood or early adolescence. Clouding of the lens of the eye (cataracts), occur in 50 percent to 85 percent of people with aniridia. Individuals with aniridia may also have involuntary eye movements (nystagmus), like in this patient. 👁 #aniridia#eye#eyes#iris#eyedisease#ophthalmology#eyedoctor#eyesurgeon#eyesurgery#opdrelvinyadigarov 👁🗨
"Were you a preterm baby? Was your child a preterm baby? 👶🏼👶🏼⠀
ROP (retinopathy of prematurity) is a potential blinding eye disorder that affects babies born 31 weeks or earlier. ⠀
Chances are, if you or your baby had a preterm birth they were checked for ROP before leaving the NICU. If no follow up appointments were necessary, than ROP wasn’t a concern, but that’s not the case for the more than 15,000 preterm babies born each year effected by ROP. ⠀
Think of Stevie Wonder, this is the same condition that effects him well into adult hood. ⠀
The Pediatric Retina Research Foundation has a goal to discover SIGHT SAVING cures for conditions like ROP, but they need OUR help. ⠀
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A baby girl that was born at just 28 gestational weeks weighing as little as 1 kilogram.
On July 18th, 2019, she was diagnosed Zone 1, Stage III with Plus disease of Retinopathy of Prematurity. Therefore, she was injected an AVASTIN monotherapy one day later. After ROP treatment, she had an appointment after 1 week.
On July 23rd, 2019, she re-checked up the eyes. They were diagnosed Zone 1, Stage 2 without plus disease of ROP and had a hemorrhage area of the retina. There are not any treatment after that.
After 1 week, she came back the eyes clinic to re-exam. Diagnosis of this time doesn’t change. In both of the two appointments later, she was diagnosed Zone 2, stage 0, without plus disease of ROP, following up 2 weeks. Yesterday, the Head of my ophthalmology department checked her eyes, were diagnosed Zone 2, stage 2, without plus disease and a large hemorrhage area of temporal retina in the right eye. Doctor suspected branches of central retinal vein occlusion in the right eye. What do you think about this? Let you see this picture of right eye retina presented the following: #eyedisease#eyedoctor#eyecare #retina#retinaphotos#retinaldisease#crvo#pediatricophthalmology#retinalimaging#panocam #retinopathyofprematurity
Have you ever seen a person or animal whose eyes are both different colors?
Heterochromia is used to describe the condition in which someone has two different colored eyes. It doesn't typically affect the person's vision, and is benign.
It can be present from birth, or it can appear after certain injuries or illnesses. Typically, as long as no underlying health issues are detected, no treatment is needed for this condition. It just makes life more colorful!
Looking at those different shades of grey for prolonged period ain't good for the eyes.
With the introduction of digital radiology, the oral radiologists work has mostly shifted to computers from the earlier film based radiology.
Eye issues such as eye strain and decrease in visual acuity are extremely common amongst oral radiologists.
How to decrease these?
1. Take a short break once an hour
2. Reporting area should have ambient lighting. This should be neither too bright nor too dark, and should be as bright as the computer screen.
3. Periodic eye check-ups
They say you are what you eat & that certainly plays a role when it comes to vision. Certain foods can boost your vision & help prevent eye diseases. Include orange fruits & veggies in your diet – they’re rich in beta-carotene & can improve night vision. Nuts & seeds have antioxidants that can help protect against Dry Eye. Yum!
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BIO is one of the ways an eye doctor can view the retina (back of the eye) with a wide field & stereoscopic view.
When we shine this light in your eyes, we are checking the peripheral retina for any holes/breaks/tears, bleeding, & abnormal changes.
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🇺🇸 Conjunctival melanoma is a rare but potentially deadly ocular malignancy. It is well known to masquerade for months or years as a red spot on the eye or as focal conjunctivitis that is resistant to topical medications. It can be clinically confused with more common conditions, such as conjunctival nevus or primary acquired melanosis.
Conjunctival melanoma arises from the mucous membrane that lines the surface of the eye. Recent evidence indicates that its incidence is rising.
Most patients with conjunctival melanoma report symptoms of a painless brown or pink lesion on the surface of the eye for months or years. They typically seek medical care after the appearance of the lesion changes, thickens, or develops enlarged blood vessels.
Asteroid hyalosis is a degenerative condition of the eye involving small white opacities in the vitreous humor. It is known to occur in humans, dogs, cats, horses, and chinchillas. Clinically, these opacities are quite refractile, giving the appearance of stars (or asteroids) shining in the night sky—except that ocular asteroids are often quite mobile. Ocular asteroids must be distinguished from the more common typical vitreous floaters, which are usually fibrillar or cellular condensates. The cause of asteroid hyalosis is unknown, but it has been associated with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and, in certain animals, tumors of the ciliary body. In dogs, asteroid hyalosis is considered to be an age related change. The asteroid bodies are made up of hydroxylapatite, which in turn consists of calcium and phosphates or phospholipids. While asteroid hyalosis does not usually severely affect vision, the floating opacities can be quite annoying, and may interfere significantly with visualization and testing of the retina. While treatment of asteroid hyalosis is usually unnecessary, vitrectomy may occasionally be indicated, for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
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Asteroid hyalosis is a degenerative condition of the eye involving small white opacities in the vitreous humor. It is known to occur in humans, dogs, cats, horses, and chinchillas. Clinically, these opacities are quite refractile, giving the appearance of stars (or asteroids) shining in the night sky—except that ocular asteroids are often quite mobile. Ocular asteroids must be distinguished from the more common typical vitreous floaters, which are usually fibrillar or cellular condensates. The cause of asteroid hyalosis is unknown, but it has been associated with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and, in certain animals, tumors of the ciliary body. In dogs, asteroid hyalosis is considered to be an age related change.
The asteroid bodies are made up of hydroxylapatite, which in turn consists of calcium and phosphates or phospholipids. While asteroid hyalosis does not usually severely affect vision, the floating opacities can be quite annoying, and may interfere significantly with visualization and testing of the retina. While treatment of asteroid hyalosis is usually unnecessary, vitrectomy may occasionally be indicated, for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
Cholesterol Crystals Secondary to Coats-Like Response With Retinitis Pigmentosa.
A man in his 30s presented with history of exudative retinopathy in the setting of retinitis pigmentosa. This entity is typified by retinal telangiectasias, lipid exudation, and potential neovascularization, but differs from classic Coats disease in its predilection for bilateral involvement, age at presentation, familial association, and predominantly inferior distribution. This patient had a history of vitreous hemorrhage and significant cataract and underwent pars plana vitrectomy and lensectomy in the right eye. Subsequently, he had progression of his exudative response in his postoperative course. The refractile objects in the photographs are cholesterol crystals throughout the unicameral eye.
Credits: Yi Jiang, MD; Jennifer Lim, MD; Mark Janowicz. #eyedisease#eyedoctor#eyemed#optometria#optometrystudent#optometrist#optometry#ophthalmologist#ophthalmology#ophthalmic#medicalcondition#medicalschool#medicalcondition#medicaldoctor#meded#oculista#oftalmologia
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Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF or PEX) is an age-related systemic syndrome that targets mainly ocular tissues through the gradual deposition of fibrillary white flaky material from the lens, mainly on the lens capsule, ciliary body, zonules, corneal endothelium, iris and pupillary margin. Higher prevalence of open angle glaucoma in about 50% of these patients.
Diagnosis is done by an eye exam using slit lamp and intraocular pressure exam. On regular routine exam an eye doctor could see a white fluffy material deposit on the anterior lens casule, and pupillary margin. Gonioscopy may show increase pigment deposit on the Trabecular Meshwork.
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Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis.
Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) is an allergic reaction of the eye. It occurs when one or several small round bumps (papillae) develop on the underside of the eyelid.
The underside of the eyelid is also called the upper tarsal conjunctiva. These bumps develop when the upper tarsus rubs over something foreign in the eye. The term giant refers to the bumps, or papillae, being larger than 1 millimeter (mm) in size.
There are two types of GPC, primary and secondary. Both are responses to allergens but have different causes.
Primary GPC has two types which are:
•vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC)
•atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC)
The two types of primary GPC have many similarities. They differ by having different primary causes and the age and manner of symptom onset.
Secondary GPC is caused by something in the eye that’s irritating the inside of the eyelid, such as contact lenses or a suture.
No matter what type of GPC you have, the symptoms are similar. They may include:
•bumps that begin to form on the underside of your upper eyelid
•feeling like there’s a foreign object in your eye
•forming excess mucus
The symptoms of GPC will increase and become more severe in later stages.
Credit: Ann Marie Griff, OD
Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE) syndrome is a unique ophthalmic disorder that involves an irregular corneal endothelium that can lead to varying degrees of corneal edema, iris atrophy, and secondary angle-closure glaucoma.
ICE syndrome is a group of disorders with three clinical variants:
•Essential / Progressive Iris Atrophy
•Iris Nevus / Cogan-Reese Syndrome
Clinical distinction between each subtype can be made based on unique characteristics. However, each can result in substantial visual impairment from glaucomatous optic neuropathy and / or corneal edema, making management a challenge.
The true etiology of ICE syndrome is not well understood. It has been theorized that an underlying viral infection with Herpes simplex virus (HSV) or Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) leads to a low grade inflammation at the level of the corneal endothelium, resulting in its unusual epithelial-like activity. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing of corneal endothelial cells from ICE syndrome patients has been found to have high percentages of HSV DNA in comparison to normal controls.
ICE syndrome is considered sporadic in presentation, with no consistent association to other ocular or systemic disease, and familial cases have been very rare. It presents as a unilateral disease, more common in women, between the ages of 20 and 50. ICE syndrome must be considered within the differential diagnosis for any young to middle-aged patient presenting with unilateral glaucoma, corneal decompensation, and/or iris atrophy.