Utilizing Autofluorescence in a Clinical Eyecare Setting
For the month of June, Optos joins Prevent Blindness America in observing Cataract Awareness Month to further the education surrounding cataracts, what you should know, as well as the value of ultra-widefield (UWFTM) imaging for practitioners as a complement to standard approaches for a comprehensive evaluation of retinal health prior to, and following cataract surgery.
Presently, cataracts are the world’s leading cause of vision loss, accounting for approximately 42 percent of all cases. In the United States, more than 25 million Americans are estimated to have cataracts, according to the report: “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems”. As the population in America continues to age, the number of cataract cases are projected to increase by 50 percent to 38.5 million, by 2032.
Healthy Vision Month serves as a reminder to prioritize our eye health. Regular eye exams, including optomap imaging, can facilitate early detection of eye conditions and maintain healthy retinal function. To schedule an optomap exam, speak to your eye care professional today
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Patient Experience Week is an annual event that is observed in healthcare institutions across the globe. This week offers an opportunity for healthcare providers to focus on the patient's experience of care, including the quality of care, the level of engagement between patients and staff, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. During this week, eye care providers can benefit from highlighting the use of technology such as optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging in patient experience.
Women's Eye Health and Safety Month is celebrated annually in April to raise awareness about a wide range of eye diseases, especially ones that affect women specifically. This annual campaign seeks to educate women about the importance of regular eye exams and appropriate protective measures to maintain healthy eyesight.
March 23rd is World Optometry Day; a day to recognize and raise awareness about the important role of optometrists in providing eye care services and improving vision health worldwide.
The team at Optos recently presented at 100% Optical and provided a host of informative sessions covering ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging and multi modal imaging – all with our mission at the forefront.
This is especially relevant given the challenges around NHS referrals and the increased need for primary care optometry to be able to routinely view the peripheral region. Through CPD lectures on our stand and Lunch and Learn sessions, we showcased the benefits of our optomap® retinal imaging technology and our range of devices.
AMD is a common eye condition that causes damage to the macula, and is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. AMD by itself does not lead to complete blindness, with no ability to see. However, the loss of central vision in AMD can interfere with simple everyday activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, read, write, or do close work, such as cooking or fixing things around the house.
Optos ultra-widefield (UWF™) imaging is a revolutionary technology that enables eye care professionals to examine the retina in detail without the need for face-to-face interaction. This novel approach to eye exams enables detailed examinations with no face-to-face interaction and Optos UWF technology may help protect patients and staff by reducing the spread of airborne disease. Image Safely is the fourth pillar of Optos technology and its unrivaled advantage of being non-invasive nature.