Saturday, October 8, 2011

Generations Don't See 'Eye to Eye'

Generations Don't See 'Eye to Eye' on Knowledge and Habits Surrounding Eye Health

American Optometric Association's Annual American Eye-Q® Survey Highlights the Importance of Eye and Vision Care -- According to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) annual American Eye-Q® survey, specific generations have different levels of knowledge and varying views and habits when it comes to eye and vision care. From seasonal eye allergies to UV protection to contact lens hygiene, the survey finds that the traditionalist (or silent) generation (1925-1945), baby boomers (1946-1964) and generations X (1965-1977) and Y (1978-1994) all vary in their eye and vision knowledge and habits......

Low Vitamin B12 Levels May Lead To Brain Shrinkage

 ....The study involved 121 people age 65 and older living on the south side of Chicago. Their blood was drawn to measure levels of vitamin B12 and B12-related metabolites that can indicate a B12 deficiency. The participants also took tests measuring their memory and other cognitive skills. An average of four-and-a-half years later, MRI scans of the participants' brains were taken to measure total brain volume and look for other signs of brain damage......Having high levels of four of five markers for vitamin B12 deficiency was associated with having lower scores on the cognitive tests and smaller total brain volume.....

American Academy of Neurology (AAN). "Low Vitamin B12 Levels May Lead To Brain Shrinkage, Cognitive Problems." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 27 Sep. 2011. Web.
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3D Vision Syndrome:The American Optometric Association (AOA) Clears up the Confusion

Friday, October 7, 2011

ICO Research Symposium

 The Illinois College of Optometry's annual research symposium, directed by Dr. Yi Pang, ICO's Assistant Dean for Research, had more than 40 posters and other research presentations on display this afternoon.

Many of these posters will be on display at the American Academy of Optometry meeting next week. ICO is always well represented at this meeting.

BTW if you are there around 2PM next Friday..come and listen to me lecture on the 3D Vision Syndrome: A Technologically Induced Visual Impairment. DM

ICO Recent Publications

Illinois College of Optometry Recent Publications

ICO faculty publishes in a wide range of journals and other media. Here is a small sample of some of the more recent work by this remarkable group of faculty.

1. Frantz KA, Elston P, Michalik E, Templeman CD, Zoltoski RK. Comparison of fixation disparity measured by Saladin card and Disparometer. Optom Vis Sci 2011; 88: 733-741.

2. Klemencic SA, McMahon J, Upadhyay S, Messner LV. SD OCT as a Predictor of Visual Function in Chronic Solar Maculopathy. Optometry and Vision Science 2011;88(8): doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e31821de819.

3. Klemencic SA, Newman TL, Messner LV. Selective Inner Retinal Layer Involvement in Syphilitic Retinitis as Evidenced by Spectral Domain OCT. Journal of Optometry 2011; 4(2): 37-40.

4. Maino D. Brock String Debuts at 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. Optom Vis Dev 2011;42(1):6-9.

5. Maino D. The number of placebo controlled, double blind, prospective, and randomized strabismus surgery outcome clinical trials: none!. Optom Vis Dev 2011;42(3):135-138.

6. Maino D, Chase C. Asthenopia: A Technology Induced Visual Impairment. Rev Optometry. 2011;June Supplement Part 2: 28-35. Available from 
7. Goodfellow G, Maino D. ASCOTech: Technology Can Help Students with Learning Disabilities Succeed. Optom Ed 2010;36(1):16-18.

8. Maino D. Words. Optom Vis Dev 2010;41(3):130-132

9. Opitz, DL. Silicone punctal plugs as an adjunctive therapy for open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 2011; Feb 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2010.00587.x

10. Pang, Y., Goodfellow, G., Allison, C., Block, S., Frantz, K.A. A Prospective Study of Macular Thickness in Children with Myopic Anisometropic Amblyopia. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011; 52: 2445-2449.

Just abstract:

11. Reeder RE. Purevision 2HD: early experience with a new silicone hydrogel lens. Refr Eyecare. Mar 2011, 22-23.

12. Reeder RE. Seeing in hi-def. Optometric Management. Dec 2010.

13. Reeder RE, Kattouf V. Succeeding with kids and contact lenses. Optometric Management. Nov 2010.

14. McDowell, Paula. Evidence for Familial Link in Visual Processing Disorders"

Optometry and Vision Development, Volume 42/number 1 2011

ICO at AAO 2011

The Illinios College of Optometry will have a major impact upon those in attendance at the year's American Academy of Optometry meeting in Boston. Numerous lectures, workshops, posters and other presentations will be given by ICO faculty and students. Noted below are just a few of these presentations. Please come to the lectures, participate in the workshops and stop by the posters/presentations.

AAO 2011


Room Illumination Preferences for Manifest Refraction by Faculty and Alumni of the Illinois College of Optometry. 
Chaglasian, Elyse L OD, FAAO. , Heather McLeod

Periorbital Eczematous Dermatitis in the Edlerly
Reeder, Renee E. OD, FAAO, Jeffrey M. Chou BA, BS Neelam Patadia , Sabriya Ansari

Atypical Cogan’s Syndrome Management of Ocular and Systemic Manifestations
Crist, Michelle OD, Juliana Grove OD

Fixation Saccade and Pursuit Ocular-Motor Performance of Junior Olympic and Indiana University Athletes.
Cooper, Christina M B.A, Nicholas Port PhD Steven A. Hitzeman OD, FAAO ,Stephen A. Beckerman OD, FAAO, Jane Daniels MS, Melissa Kimberly Elrod MPH,BS

Ortho-K Awareness in Primary Care Optometry Clinic.
Gaudreau, Parya, Veronica Kacherova BS, Sarvenaz Zahiri Renee E. Reeder OD, FAAO

Retinal Arterial Vaso-Occlusive Disease in an Adolescent Female
Nguyen, Ellen OD, Stephanie A. Klemencic OD, FAAO Leonard V. Messner OD, FAAO

Effect of Stereopsis Loss on Perception of Distance and Slant Near.
Kelly, Susan A. Ph.D. ,Anisha Bhagat BS, Seher Butt BS, Puja Desai , Michelle Solomon

Simultaneous Measurement of Brightness and Pupil Size with Yellow-Tinted Lenses (YTLS).
Kelly, Susan A. Victoria Milunas BS Trichelle Jackson BS, Jessica Albers BS Jon Kowalski BS

Perception of Slant in Observers with Reduced or No Stereopsis.
Goldberg, Nathan B.S , Tresca Truong Naghmeh Thompson Kayla Vroom Susan Kelly PhD

Acute Bacterial Dacryoadenitis with Preseptal Cellulitis presenting as Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis. Gable, Eileen M. OD,FAAO, Jennifer S. Harthan OD, FAAO Geeta Belsare MD

Bilateral Iris Mammillations
Flynn Roberts, Mary OD,FAAO, Anne Rozwat OD, FAAO, Daniel K. Roberts OD, PhD, FAAO

The Interrelationship of Five Oculomotor Diagnotstic Tests and their Associated Binocular Vision Correlates.
Schlange, Darrell G. OD, FAAO Brian W. Caden OD, MA, FAAO Dominick Maino OD, MEd.. FAAO,. FCOVD-A

Preschool Activities in Relationship to Birth Order and Eye Movement Skills.
Allison, Christine L.OD, FAAO, FCOVD Darrell G. Schlange OD, FAAO

Cataract Surgery Outcomes in Patient with Long Anterior Lens Zonules.
Roberts, Daniel K. OD, PhD, FAAO Jacob Wilensky M.D

Assessment of risk factors for diabetic retinopathy in a low-income, uninsured population
Janis Winters OD and Wendy Stone. OD

The effect of eating chocolate on intraocular pressure
Gary Gunderson MS, OD, FAAO

Clinical findings in chicago public school children who have failed the school vision screening.
Melissa Suckow O.D. FAAO, Illinois College of Optometry, Alicia Feis O.D., Illinois College of Optometry, Sandra Block, O.D., M. Ed, FAAO, Illinois College of Optometry

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Changes in Exodeviation Following Hyperopic Correction in Patients With Intermittent Exotropia

Changes in Exodeviation Following Hyperopic Correction in Patients With Intermittent Exotropia

 ...Although hyperopic correction in patients with X(T) resulted in a limited increase in exodeviation with a subnormal AC/A ratio, one-third of the patients experienced a significant increase in exodeviation. A spectacle correction trial should be considered before surgery in patients with hyperopia and X(T)....

A Great Salesman

My family was just watching a show and rewound it for me so I could hear:

"A great salesman goes hunting for Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes along the tartar sauce with him!"

My dad was a great hunter of Moby Dick....he always brought along the tartar sauce!

AAO Illinois State Chapter:Business Meeting and Cocktail Reception

The Illinois State Chapter invites you to attend

Annual Business Meeting and Cocktail Reception

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Hampton Room 3rd FL (Sheraton)
6:45 to 8:00 pm

The Illinois Chapter, ICO Interim Dean, Dr. Stephanie Messner, and the Illinois Student Chapter will award student travel scholarships during the cocktail reception.

Come Join Us!