Dr. Andy Lee leads a discussion on the visual variant of Alzheimer's disease. Because unexplained vision loss is often the only presenting manifestation, this disease can be a diagnostic challenge.
The Eye Disease Statistics webpage presents an overview of the causes of visual impairment and legal blindness in the United States, detailing shifting demographic forecasts. It includes an online calculator so you can forecast the expected burden of visual impairment/blindness and primary open-angle glaucoma in your community.
The Academy’s Task Force on Genetic Testing recently reviewed the 2012 statement, Recommendations for Genetic Testing of Inherited Eye Diseases, to assure that it is aligned with recent scientific publications and government policies.
Douglas Lee of AcuMEMS discusses the company's iSense system, an implantable sensor technology that provides continual measurement of IOP. Human trials are expected later this year.
Dr. Steven Vold discusses current and future technologies for microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), assessing devices that bypass the trabecular meshwork as well as those that target the suprachoroidal or subconjunctival space.
This week's challenge asks, which organism is the most common cause of late post-cataract endophthalmitis?