Navigation Links
Achieve early diagnosis of ocular pathologies such as keratitis and macular degeneration
Date:11/25/2009

uals affected by this condition there is an increased level of ocular scattering that could be mainly due to the disruption suffered by the light reflected in the damaged retina of the ARMD eyes, because a priori optics are not expected to be altered, since it is a retinal pathology.

On the other hand, optical quality and visual performance have also been studied in patients affected by keratitis. Eyes affected by keratitis present a poorer optical quality and a reduced visual performance that improves significantly after the resolution of the pathology. Nevertheless, once medical treatment ends, eyes that suffered from keratitis still have a worse image quality compared to the contralateral healthy eye, a result that significantly influences visual performance even having reached the normal values of visual acuity.

Visual quality characterization

The results of this research carried out at the UGR will make a full and objective characterization of visual quality in patients affected by any of these ocular pathologies. So far, the use of new techniques for assessing objectively the optic quality of the eye has been limited to studies on refractive or cataract surgery. However, as Carolina Ortiz Herrera suggests, this work "may be of particular interest to establish an early diagnosis of certain ocular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, the main cause of central vision loss in developed countries."

Furthermore, this technique allows researchers to carry out a monitoring of possible stages of both diseases. Ortiz Herrera stresses the importance of including "both in the clinical practice of optometry and ophthalmology" the use of new techniques that, objectively, could indicate deterioration in vision even when the visual acuity values are normal, since "vision is not only seeing well, but providing quality and comfort."


'/>"/>

Contact: Carolina Herrera Ortiz
ortizh@ugr.es
34-958-241-902
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Kingfisher Healthcare (KFH) Achieves World Class Quality Platform
2. Kaiser Permanente Achieves Climate Action Leader Status
3. Computer models help raise the bar for sporting achievement
4. J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized as First Hospital to Achieve Distinction for Providing an Outstanding Inpatient Experience in All Four Service Areas
5. OSF HealthCare Achieves Impressive Tobacco Quit Rates with the Free & Clear(R) Quit For Life(TM) Program
6. Siemens Announces Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period For Acquisition of Dade Behring Holdings, Inc.; U.S. Antitrust Clearance Achieved
7. Smurfit-Stones Hodge, LA, Mill Becomes First to Achieve Safety Milestone
8. Batters may achieve dramatic increases in home runs through steroids
9. Wyeths Pearl River, N.Y. Facility Celebrates 100 Years of Achievements in Health care
10. LMS integrated obstetrics solution achieves general availability
11. Nations Largest Dialysis Patient Organization Recognizes the Achievements of Patients and Leaders in Kidney Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Achieve early diagnosis of ocular pathologies such as keratitis and macular degeneration
(Date:10/25/2014)... The Wehrman Collaborative, LLC (WeCo) ... disabled users by disabled users, has granted use ... Educational Resources of Burnsville, Minnesota, for their ... the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety of Minneapolis, ... website. Both organizations have met WeCo’s Standards ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 ... patient who continued to receive pemetrexed (Alimta), after his ... to read the full story , just posted on ... study from Uji Tokushukai Medical Center in Japan suggests ... for mesothelioma patients who cannot tolerate higher ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers ... say their findings are cause for concern. ... that are raised for human consumption contribute to ... health, according to background information from the study. ... germs sicken about 2 million people and kill ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 At a time when the ... and athletes at all levels, the UPMC Sports ... current discussion where two powerful messages are lost: Concussions ... result in full recoveries every day. , In striving ... fact and research, UPMC and the Concussion Program are ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 For Dr. Iris Hunter, ... money; it’s an extension of her life’s mission. Her extensive ... as the owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that ... to me that my work makes a difference in the ... entrepreneurial spirit, so after much research, I felt ready to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 2Health News:IT-Accessibility Award Granted to Education and Health Care for Section 508/WCAG 3Health News:New Report Illustrates Extended Mesothelioma Survival with “Maintenance Therapy”, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Researchers Say Antibiotics in Fish a Health Concern 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 3Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 4Health News:Dr. Iris Hunter to Host Grand Opening of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow 2
... Medical,Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ), a leading manufacturer of ... a $50.0 million credit,and security agreement from a group ... Merrill Lynch Business Services Inc., for a term of,42 ... million term loan and a $20.0,million revolving credit facility. ...
... Research Hospital have discovered a new signaling molecule that ... body. The finding could lead to the development of ... such as Type 1 diabetes; and for inflammatory diseases, ... , The St. Jude team discovered that specialized immune ...
... Conn., Nov. 21 Therap Services will host ... 5-7, 2007 in,Southbury, Connecticut. The 2nd Direct Support ... Support Professionals who are daily,users of Therap as ... Therap,s users and its developers and support staff., ...
... survey found , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Older ... stress, a new study shows. , A team of University ... 53 to 85 who worked at least 20 hours per ... male, 87 percent were white, about 8 percent were black, ...
... Nov. 21 Susan G. Komen for the ... breast cancer research and,community-based outreach programs, is accepting ... who lost a,parent to breast cancer., (Logo: ... Award helps students cover the costs of,tuition, books, ...
... Region activates when a friend,s voice calls, scientists say , ... they,ve spotted a brain region that selectively emphasizes certain sounds, ... person,s name. , Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, ... the experimental method they used to detect brain activity associated ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NxStage Medical Establishes $50 Million Credit Facility with a Group of Lenders Led by Merrill Lynch Capital 2Health News:NxStage Medical Establishes $50 Million Credit Facility with a Group of Lenders Led by Merrill Lynch Capital 3Health News:St. Jude finds molecule that could improve cancer vaccines and therapy for other diseases 2Health News:St. Jude finds molecule that could improve cancer vaccines and therapy for other diseases 3Health News:Therap Services to Host 2nd Conference for Direct Support Professionals 2Health News:Jobs Don't Stress Most Older Workers 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure Provides Scholarships for Students Who Lost a Parent to Breast Cancer 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that the ... company permission to conduct an open-label study of Antineoplastons ... age with a diffuse intrinsic brainstem glioma (DIPG). Study ... groups based on their age and whether or not ... study endpoint is a decrease in the size of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)...  Rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) will ... according to a new primary market research study ... research and consultation exclusively in the area of ... In August, the DEA ... from Schedule III to Schedule II status. This ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... BASKING RIDGE, N.J. , Oct. 22, 2014 ... (RMANJ), a world-renowned leader in the field ... more rapid approach to embryonic screening. The research ... American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in ... chromosome screening (CCS) and single gene defect (SGD) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. Announces FDA Permission to Launch a New Clinical Trial in Diffuse Intrinsic Brainstem Glioma 2Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 2Hydrocodone: Rescheduled, Repositioned & Reinvented 3New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3
... 26, 2012  Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation celebrates ... minimally invasive solutions that spare patients the costs ... (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120426/CG95191LOGO ) ... allowing doctors to visualize and access elusive sites ...
... April 26, 2012 - The Consumer Healthcare Products ... for signing into law House Bill 363, legislation ... implementing a drug offender registry, stricter penalties for ... stop-sale technology.  HB 363 and its companion legislation ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corporation: 40 Years of Innovation 2
... 8F Percutaneous Vascular Surgical (PVS) System consists of ... Perclose Knot Pusher. The Prostar XL 8F PVS ... two pairs of sutured needles as well as ... precisely control the needles during deployment. the Perclose ...
... The new solid-state IRIS Medical IQ ... the treatment of retinal disorders and ... represents its latest technological innovation and ... Minimum Intensity Photocoagulation (MIP) procedures in ...
... The AIA-360 is a sophisticated Aumated Immunoassay Analyzer ... analyzer has a footprint of 16 X 16 ... Its compact design is ideal for physician ... testing, such as cardiac panels, as well as ...
... Solitaire represents the latest in green laser ... for use in both the operating room ... preference testing and the most experienced ophthalmic ... is the premium 532nm photocoagulator - unique ...
Medicine Products: