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Man performing PHP vision test
May 22, 2009
The Foresee Home preferential hyperacuity perimeter has been shown to accurately detect early choroidal neovascularization in patients using the device at home without supervision, according to a presention at the 2009 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting. Anat Loewenstein, MD, of the Tel Aviv Medical Center, presented...

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Amsler grid distortion signals AMD
Feb 9, 2009
In most patients, AMD progresses relentlessly over decades, from asymptomatic precursor signs such as fine drusen and mild pigment dispersion to a more severe non-exudative AMD such as evidenced by geographic atrophy and, in some 20% of patients, to exudative AMD. Doctors who follow these patients today are forced to make many decisions that...

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Amsler grid distortion signals AMD
Jan 22, 2009
Take-home Amsler grids may cause additional stress to central serous chorioretinopathy patients, whose symptoms are brought on by anxiety, a speaker at the Retina 2009 meeting this month said. "If your patient really is a stressed out Type A personality, I might suggest not giving them an Amsler to go home with because they could fixate on...

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Highway traffic
Jan 21, 2009
A comprehensive review of the scientific literature was unable to find evidence that vision testing of older drivers leads to fewer fatal automobile accidents. "We have this hypothesis that [as years pass] you have more age-related eye conditions," said researcher Sayed Subzwari. By this line of reasoning, elderly drivers are theoretically...

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Macular degeneration
Dec 1, 2008
A new study finds that optical coherence tomography (OCT) subretinal fluid measurements correleted well with visual acuity recovery following Avastin therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The advent of high-definition "spectral domain" OCT permits more detailed analysis of the anatomic changes in the retina than is...

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Highway traffic
Nov 21, 2008
A Florida vision screening law targeting older drivers appears to be associated with a decrease in death rates despite little existing evidence linking vision and car crashes. A report in this month's issue of Archives of Ophthalmology highlights the January 2004 law requiring all drivers 80 years and older to pass a vision test before...

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Man performing PHP vision test
Oct 17, 2008
Macular degeneration is the number one reason senior citizens lose their eyesight. The disease creeps up slowly and many people don't spot the warning signs soon enough. Now, a new computerized test is helping to keep people out of the dark. Slowly, over the past several years, macular degeneration wiped away vision in Axel Johnson's right...

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video static
Jun 20, 2008
A new, totally overhauled version of the original "video static" MyVisionTest entoptic perimetry vision testing program is in the works. A beta version of the new test is now available for users to evaluate. Unlike earlier versions of the entoptic perimetry program, the new vision test is written in Flash. This change will make it technically...

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Man performing PHP vision test
Jun 11, 2008
Progress in the medical and surgical management of choroidal neovascularization (CNV) has lead to renewed interest in the field of macular function self-assessment. Earlier intervention, when CNV lesion size is smaller and visual acuity is better, improves the patient's visual outcome following any of the currently employed treatments for...

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Amsler grid distortion signals AMD
May 22, 2008
Researchers report that close monitoring of patients with drusen can lead to earlier detection of choroidal neovascularization (CNV), when vision is still good and treatment results are best. Patients recruited for the Complications of Age-related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial (CAPT) multicenter, randomized clinical trial had bilateral...

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