OD News Articles

Four times a year our doctors share insights on various topics in OD News, our newsletter for optometry. I hope you find this information interesting and helpful to your practice.

If you have not received certain articles, or wish to review past topics, the entire archive is available on this page. As medical eye care continues to advance and change, some information will undoubtedly be supplanted by new knowledge.

Enjoy!

David Stanfield, OD OD Director

9th October 2019

Diagnosing Vitreomacular Disorders with OCT

by Michael Van Brocklin, OD Bellingham, WA

As age takes its toll on the vitreous, posterior vitreous detachments, retinal tears, and retinal detachments become more common. Vitreomacular interface (VMI) disorders can also present about the same time that cataracts are beginning to cause visual symptoms. As our patients get older, the detection, diagnosis, treatment planning (including OCT imaging) and education are all critical in providing exceptional care.

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