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Visual neglect is a common, yet frequently overlooked, neurological disorder following stroke characterized by a deficit in attention and appreciation of stimuli on the contralesional side of the body. It has a profound functional impact on affected individuals. A assessment and management of this condition are hindered, however, by the lack of professional(More)
Diabetes retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision loss in middle-aged and elderly people globally. Early detection and prompt treatment allow prevention of diabetes-related visual impairment. Patients with diabetes require regular follow-up with primary care physicians to optimize their glycaemic, blood pressure and lipid control to prevent development(More)
PURPOSE To describe 12-month changes in choroidal thickness after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy for typical age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). DESIGN Prospective, consecutive, noninterventional, longitudinal case series. METHODS This study included patients with typical AMD(More)
BACKGROUND To survey the current diabetic retinopathy screening and management practices of Australian optometrists following the release of the 1997 National Health Medical Research Council Diabetic Retinopathy Management Guidelines. DESIGN Cross-sectional national survey, primary care setting. PARTICIPANTS 1000 Australian optometrists across different(More)
PURPOSE To determine the incremental cost-effectiveness of a new telemedicine technician-based assessment relative to an existing model of family physician (FP)-based assessment of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Singapore from the health system and societal perspectives. DESIGN Model-based, cost-effectiveness analysis of the Singapore Integrated Diabetic(More)
AIM To describe current diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening and management practices among Australian general practitioners. METHODS A self administered questionnaire on DR management was mailed to 2000 rural and urban GPs across Australia in 2007-2008. RESULTS Only 29% of the GP respondents had read the National Health and Research Council guidelines(More)
BACKGROUND Swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT, Topcon Medical System, Japan) is known to have longer wavelength than spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT, Spectralis, Heidelberg Engineering, Germany), allowing a deeper penetration into retina and choroidal layers. This objective of this study was to compare the visibility of retinal and choroidal(More)
BACKGROUND To validate the use of an economical portable multipurpose ophthalmic imaging device, EyeScan (Ophthalmic Imaging System, Sacramento, CA, USA), for diabetic retinopathy screening. DESIGN Evaluation of a diagnostic device. PARTICIPANTS One hundred thirty-six (272 eyes) were recruited from diabetic retinopathy screening clinic of Royal Perth(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate choroidal structural changes in exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using choroidal vascularity index computed from image binarization on spectral domain optical coherence tomography with enhanced depth imaging. METHODS This prospective case series included 42 consecutive patients with unilateral exudative AMD. Choroidal(More)