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A pilot study has been carried out to investigate the clinical use of an infrared diode laser in the treatment of a number of retinal vascular conditions. A hand-held device was employed initially and subsequently a further prototype was developed for use in conjunction with a standard slit lamp microscope. Thirty-three eyes in thirty patients were treated… (More)
The discovery of the ophthalmoscope in 1851 is rightly attributed to Hermann von Helmholtz. However, 4 years earlier, in 1847, Charles Babbage nearly invented the instrument that was to revolutionize ophthalmological examination so dramatically.
Purpose In this chapter, the process of developing a form of alternative assessment, the portfolio, will be described. The portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student's efforts, progress and achievements over time. Portfolio development supports the assessment of long-term projects, encourages student-initiated revision… (More)
Recently, the authors encountered an intriguing and largely incomplete ophthalmoscope. The quest to identify and restore it led to a re-evaluation of the evolution of the modern-day ophthalmoscope and a re-examination of the life and contributions of its inventor, the Norwegian ophthalmologist Hjalmar August Schiøtz.