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Glaucoma patients are now easier to find

Annie Gibbins' Key Points:
  • Widespread use of OCT is one factor that Glaucoma Australia believes is having a tangible impact in the glaucoma arena.
  • Patients referred to GA are becoming younger on average, demonstrating the clear impact OCT is having.
  • While there may be an increase in false positives, the benefit of early detection will hopefully outweigh the negatives.
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We can learn more about this powerful tool

Nitin Verma’s Key Points:
  • We have no problem with the use of OCT in routine clinical practice by all eye care professionals, and in fact would encourage it.
  • Used appropriately, OCT will undoubtedly improve outcomes for the screening, detection and management of eye conditions.
  • Until a study conclusively shows that over-diagnosis is an issue, we would rather deal with over-diagnosis than risk missing pathology.
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More evidence needed before recommendation

Luke Arundel’s Key Points:
  • OCT should be applied in the practice following an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and management.
  • There is limited data and evidence regarding the use of OCT in a standardised way across the general optometric patient population.
  • There is no evidence to support a recommendation for the broad application of OCT as part of a standard eye examination.
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Zeiss launches software upgrade for Humphrey Field Analyzer

German optical systems manufacturer Carl Zeiss has released the latest  software upgrade for its glaucoma diagnostic device the Humphrey Field Analyzer 3 (HFA3). Read more »

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Ellex laser treatment significantly reduces AMD progression

Clinical trials of Ellex Medical Lasers’ 2RT Retinal Rejuvenation Therapy have shown a four-fold reduction in the rate of progression to late stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 76% of patients. Read more »

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