– To celebrate its revolutionary impact on eye care around the world, the Associatio n for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) has independently produced a series of short videos, educational tools and advocacy resources on the discovery and development of optical coherence tomography (OCT). OCT is an imaging technology used to visualize the back of the eye (i.e., the retina) without the need for dilation. The public-friendly videos feature testimony from patients, clinicians and researchers describing how OCT improves the diagnosis and monitoring of diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity and diabetic eye disease. The technologys initial support from government funding and potential future applications diagnosing neurological diseases like Alzheimers, improving surgical outcomes in the operating room and application in telemedicine are highlighted as well. Additional outreach tools aimed at other audiences have been developed, including a special issue on the latest OCT research in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science(IOVS) and an advocacy toolkit highlighting the real-world impact of OCT on public health, jobs and the economy. OCT is more than just a miracle of modern medicine, said ARVO President Emily Y. Chew, MD, FARVO. It took thousands of people a lot of time and money to transform what was a discovery in government-supported research labs into a clinical tool that revolutionized the practice of ophthalmology. These resources weve created are designed to highlight the incredible return on taxpayer-funded investment in vision researchers. OCT has become the predominant means of detecting and monitoring diseases like macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Everyone over the age of 60 is recommended to get an OCT scan once a year. ### The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest eye and vision research organization in the world.http://www.alabamascholars.org/newgabrielprice/2016/11/01/emerging-opportunities-in-handy-cataracts-plans/
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Laser treatment is used successfully to treat retinopathy. Maculopathy is when the background retinopathy see above is at or around the macula. Vitrectomy may be performed as an outpatient procedure or as an inpatient procedure, usually requiring a single overnight stay in the hospital. The arteries and veins can become blocked, thus resulting in a retinal artery or vein occlusion. These are anti-VEGF Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor drugs and they target the substance in the body which is responsible for the development of blood vessels. This is called non proliferative retinopathy. Many resources can help you understand more about diabetes. The lei is conducting and supporting research that seeks better ways to detect, treat, and prevent vision loss in people with diabetes. The macula is the most used area of the retina. These areas are pale because they are not getting enough blood. no data
However, these new blood vessels are abnormal and do not supply the retina with proper blood flow. In adults, diabetes nearly doubles the risk of glaucoma. Risk increases the longer a person has diabetes. Bleeding that clouds vision can be treated by removing all or part of the vitreous. Blood vessels in and behind the retina nourish the macula. The new blood vessels may bleed into the clear, jellylike substance that fills the canter of your eye. A hardening or thickening of the retinal arteries is called arteriosclerotic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy and DBE are detected during a comprehensive dilated eye exam that includes: Visual acuity testing. Fig. 1 A photograph of a normal retina Fig. 2 Photograph of a retina showing proliferative retinopathy – v growth of new unnatural blood vessels, h retinal haemorrhage. Abnormalities in these vessels are a major cause of retinopathy. Macular ischemia: small blood vessels capillaries close. The formation of new blood vessels is treated with laser surgery. Accompanying scar tissue can contract and cause retinal detachment—the pulling away of the retina from underlying tissue, like wallpaper peeling away from a wall. In this form, the blood vessels are so damaged they close off.