Tuesday, April 28, 2020

What Is Visual Field Testing?

Your visual field is the entire area of your field of vision than can been seen when the eyes are focused on a single point. Visual field testing is one way helps your ophthalmologist determine your peripheral vision and how much vision loss may have occurred over time.

The visual field can be tested in a few different ways:
  • confrontation visual field test
  • automated perimetry test
  • tangent screen test
Using the results of these tests will help your eye doctor to determine if you are having trouble seeing in certain areas of your visual field, as well as possible causes for these difficulties.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

How Germs Can Travel To Our Eyes

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The Germs on Our Skin and Hands

There are several types of microorganisms that live on our skin all of the time, including on our faces and hands. These are called Resident Flora, some of which are less likely to be associated with infections, while others may lead to illness when they get into our eyes.

Protecting Our Eyes from Germs

Most of the time touching our eyes is unavoidable, but keeping your hands off your face is still the best practice to protect your eyes. The best way to do that: start wearing contact lenses or wearing glasses will obviously lessen the contact to a minimum. It's also essential to always keep your hands and fingernails clean to prevent germs from being transferred to our eyes.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

High Risk of Blindness for Women

Why are women at higher risk?
It is not particularly clear why women suffer vision loss more likely than men, yet both genders can develop vision loss due to cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration that sooner will lead to blindness if not properly taken care of. But according to the study of the American Academy of Ophthalmology that most patients encountered all these eye conditions, 61% are women.

Then other findings say according to the World Health Organization the reason of why women develop vision loss more often than men because they outlive men by around six to eight years, which results in age-related vision loss.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Ophthalmic Community Mourns Loss to Spencer Thornton, MD

The ophthalmic community mourns the loss of Spencer Thornton, MD, a refractive eye surgery expert who has become an advocate for his specialty and a role model for younger peers.

Dr. Thornton passed away peacefully at the age of 90 on Oct. 26, 2019, in his home in Nashville, TN, surrounded by family and friends.

Dr. Thornton received an MD from Wake Forest University's Bowman Gray School of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology training at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He was an ophthalmology clinical professor at Tennessee University, in Memphis. As an instructor in traumatic surgery at the Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, he has represented his country as a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps during the Korean conflict.

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