Ophthalmology

The EHR Blues

Ophthalmologists are making a lot more use of EHR systems these days but finding them less valuable, according to a survey whose results were published in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Usage among this group of specialists more than doubled from 2006 to 2016. However, that corresponded...


WVU Eye Institute Brings Comprehensive Care into Focus

More than 73,000 West Virginians experienced vision loss in 2013, according to the American Foundation for the Blind. The WVU Eye Institute provides the full spectrum of care for pediatric and adult patients suffering from vision problems or eye diseases.


Seeing 
With Sound

Recent work by French and Israeli researchers revealed that congenitally blind individuals can activate the visual word form area (VWFA) — the portion of the brain used for reading — with the aid of specialized devices that convert visual information into sounds.


Marano Eye Care Brings the Future of Cataract Surgery into Focus

A new application for lasers in cataract surgery offers physicians improved accuracy, decreased complication rates and the opportunity to implant prosthetic intraocular lenses (IOLs) with very little additional surgical time.


Center for Vision Loss: ‘Looking Beyond Vision’

Falling, depression, anxiety and social isolation are all conditions that may be caused by vision loss. Opening a dialogue about low vision is often overlooked yet highly advised because many seniors are embarrassed, scared or frustrated to admit they are challenged by a severe vision problem.