Events

  • Zoom Brown Bag: The eye of the beholder. Does visual input and function affect ocular growth?"

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    Abstract - The eye undergoes significant structural change following birth and through development—a process of ocular growth. Some of the control mechanisms implicated in this emmetropization process are visual input, optical defocus on retina, accommodation, and feedback. Ocular growth is closely related to oculomotor and visual development. Though visual and oculomotor development are extensively investigated, normal and disordered ocular growth during childhood is less studied. Such information would make an important contribution towards an integrated understanding of visual development and informed management of childhood conditions such as refractive errors, amblyopia, cataract, and glaucoma.

    We performed a prospective, cross-sectional study of 332 typically developing infants and young children to measure ocular growth in each eye (corneal thickness, lens thickness, axial length. etc.). With this large data set, we were able to create normal growth curves for each of the variables, which can now be compared to ocular growth in different ocular conditions. We next examined ocular growth in the setting of visual deprivation by measuring eyes with pediatric unilateral and bilateral cataracts before and after surgery. We have discovered trends that suggest altered ocular growth when cataracts are present, and after removal of the cataracts, these trends differ between unilateral and bilateral deprivation.

    We are now at the stage of brainstorming about and speculating on the significance of these findings. Why would eyes with cataracts be shorter? Why are there differential effects between unilateral and bilateral cataracts after surgery? Can the data we have serve as a model for amblyopia and other pediatric ophthalmic conditions? Where do we go next with this research? Questions that we hope will engender a discussion…...

    https://www.ski.org/users/arvind-chandna https://www.ski.org/users/spencer-harris https://www.ski.org/users/saeideh-ghahghaei

    Improving Zoom accessibility for people with hearing impairments People with hearing impairments often use lipreading and speechreading to improve speech comprehension. This approach is helpful but only works if the speaker’s face and mouth are clearly visible. For the benefit of people with hearing impairments on Zoom calls, please enable your device’s camera whenever you are speaking on Zoom, and face the camera while you speak. (Feel free to disable your camera when you aren’t speaking.)

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  • Zoom Meeting 2/6/21: Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

    Zoom Meeting 2/6/21: Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

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    Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting

    Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

    (but the first and hopefully last virtual format)

    Purpose: An informal gathering of clinicians/clinical researchers in low vision rehab

    Discuss problem cases Share techniques Brainstorm ideas for new treatments or investigations Enjoy collegiality

    Location: the easy chair at your house

    Hosted by: Don Fletcher, Ron Cole, Gus Colenbrander, Tiffany Chan, and Annemarie Rossi Sponsored by: Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) and CPMC Dept. of Ophthalmology

    Dates: Feb 6 and Feb 12, 2021

    Saturday Feb 6 from 9 AM to 12 noon Pacific Time Clinical focus zoom meeting Friday Feb 12 from 1 PM to 4 PM Pacific Time Research focus zoom meeting Who is Invited:

    Anyone actively involved in vision rehabilitation NOT newcomers wanting to get started (sorry – get your feet wet then join us) Registration Fee: NONE (zero, no charge, $0.00 - what a deal!)

    Contact Don Fletcher at floridafletch@msn.com to save a spot Attire: Something nice enough to turn the zoom camera on

    Format: Informal

    No invited speakers Bring a case or technique to discuss No set agenda – we will divide the time between all comers If time allows, we can discuss and solve all the problems facing the field

    Promise: We won’t always agree but we’ll have a good time as a group that has a common interest/passion.

    Donald C. Fletcher MD

    Improving Zoom accessibility for people with hearing impairments People with hearing impairments often use lipreading and speechreading to improve speech comprehension. This approach is helpful but only works if the speaker’s face and mouth are clearly visible. For the benefit of people with hearing impairments on Zoom calls, please enable your device’s camera whenever you are speaking on Zoom, and face the camera while you speak. (Feel free to disable your camera when you aren’t speaking.)

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  • Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting  Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group  (but the first and hopefully last virtual format

    Zoom Meeting 2/12/21: Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group

    Event Date:

    Announcing the Sixteenth Annual Meeting Low Vision Rehabilitation Study Group (but the first and hopefully last virtual format)

    Purpose: An informal gathering of clinicians/clinical researchers in low vision rehab

    Discuss problem cases Share techniques Brainstorm ideas for new treatments or investigations Enjoy collegiality

    Location: the easy chair at your house

    Hosted by: Don Fletcher, Ron Cole, Gus Colenbrander, Tiffany Chan, and Annemarie Rossi Sponsored by: Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI) and CPMC Dept. of Ophthalmology

    Dates: Feb 6 and Feb 12, 2021

    Saturday Feb 6 from 9 AM to 12 noon Pacific Time Clinical focus zoom meeting Friday Feb 12 from 1 PM to 4 PM Pacific Time Research focus zoom meeting Who is Invited:

    Anyone actively involved in vision rehabilitation NOT newcomers wanting to get started (sorry – get your feet wet then join us) Registration Fee: NONE (zero, no charge, $0.00 - what a deal!)

    Contact Don Fletcher at floridafletch@msn.com to save a spot Attire: Something nice enough to turn the zoom camera on

    Format: Informal

    No invited speakers Bring a case or technique to discuss No set agenda – we will divide the time between all comers If time allows, we can discuss and solve all the problems facing the field

    Promise: We won’t always agree but we’ll have a good time as a group that has a common interest/passion. Donald C. Fletcher MD https://www.ski.org/users/don-fletcher

    Improving Zoom accessibility for people with hearing impairments People with hearing impairments often use lipreading and speechreading to improve speech comprehension. This approach is helpful but only works if the speaker’s face and mouth are clearly visible. For the benefit of people with hearing impairments on Zoom calls, please enable your device’s camera whenever you are speaking on Zoom, and face the camera while you speak. (Feel free to disable your camera when you aren’t speaking.)

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