Presentation Title

Case Series: Effective Use of Microperimetry

Speaker Credentials

OD

College

College of Optometry

Location

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

16-2-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

16-2-2018 2:45 PM

Abstract

Introduction Microperimetry is an ophthalmic diagnostic tool that correlates visual sensitivity to the exact anatomic location on the retina. While primarily used in visual rehabilitation and research, the cases presented also elucidates practical applications for primary care optometry. Case presentation Case reports of two patients with unusual visual fields will be presented. The first patient is a 70 year old african-american female with a history of visual impairment following a CVA. The second is a 78 year old caucasian female referred for a low vision assessment status post cataract surgery that did not successfully improve visual acuity. Deviation From the Expected This report will discuss unusual visual field deficits in patients with visual impairment and how to quantify them using microperimetry. It will also highlight how this information can be used in patient management. Discussion The microperimeters uniquely customizable visual field program and its ability to correlate visual sensitivity to anatomic location helped gain insightful case information currently unattainable by other diagnostic tools. This data was used to guide patient management strategies. Conclusion With recent advances in technology, there is increasing evidence supporting the utility of microperimetry as a clinical diagnostic tool and research instrument.

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Case Series: Effective Use of Microperimetry

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Introduction Microperimetry is an ophthalmic diagnostic tool that correlates visual sensitivity to the exact anatomic location on the retina. While primarily used in visual rehabilitation and research, the cases presented also elucidates practical applications for primary care optometry. Case presentation Case reports of two patients with unusual visual fields will be presented. The first patient is a 70 year old african-american female with a history of visual impairment following a CVA. The second is a 78 year old caucasian female referred for a low vision assessment status post cataract surgery that did not successfully improve visual acuity. Deviation From the Expected This report will discuss unusual visual field deficits in patients with visual impairment and how to quantify them using microperimetry. It will also highlight how this information can be used in patient management. Discussion The microperimeters uniquely customizable visual field program and its ability to correlate visual sensitivity to anatomic location helped gain insightful case information currently unattainable by other diagnostic tools. This data was used to guide patient management strategies. Conclusion With recent advances in technology, there is increasing evidence supporting the utility of microperimetry as a clinical diagnostic tool and research instrument.