From Medscape Ophthalmology

Coverage from the

American Academy of Optometry (AAOpt) 2016

November 09 - 12, 2016; Anaheim, California

November 09 - 12, 2016 Anaheim, California
  • AAOpt Changes Coming in the Management of Geographic Atrophy Better characterization and new imaging techniques are changing the way optometrists manage geographic atrophy and providing hope for future treatments for the disease.
  • AAOpt OCT Angiography Can Identify Early Diabetic Retinopathy Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography can reveal the microaneurysms that are early signs of diabetic retinopathy, but the software that would enable this is not yet widely available.

Conference News

Popular Optometry News

  • 72% of Industry Payments Go to Minority of Optometrists 72% of Industry Payments Go to Minority of Optometrists Financial influence in optometry is widespread, but the majority of industry payments go to a minority of providers, say researchers reporting data from the Sunshine Act.
  • Blindness Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Surges Worldwide Blindness Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Surges Worldwide The percentage of blindness and visual impairment attributable to diabetic retinopathy was lower in low-income regions with younger populations and higher in high-income parts of the world.
  • Google Glass Causes Blind Spots, Study Finds Google Glass Causes Blind Spots, Study Finds A small study has shown that the eyeglass-mounted computer Google Glass causes scotoma in the upper right visual field; the blind spots were not related to distraction from software.

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