Advances in Ophthalmology & Optometry


Well it’s that time of year again! Every August, Elsevier publishes a volume on Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Volume 7 has just been released, and is now available either hard copy or in downloadable format.

As usual, there are many gems in this issue, and the section on Optometry features:

  1. Bioptic Driving in the Unites States
  2. The Use of B-Scan Ultrasound in Primary Care
  3. Nonsurgical Treatment of Strabismus

Other chapters that may be of particular interest include Update on Pediatric Optic Neuritis and Genetics of Congenital Cataract.

Admittedly biased, because my Optometry Section co-editor Dr. Paul Freeman and I invited her to author it, my favorite chapter in this volume is the one on nonsurgical treatment of strabismus by our colleague Dr. Marie Bodack.

Dr. Bodack is uniquely qualified for this assignment. She understands the pediatric ophthalmology approach to favoring surgery from her experience of working in that department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and has been directly exposed to the limitations of surgery as well as potential benefits. She subsequently mastered a nonsurgical approach to strabismus at the Southern College of Optometry that reflects her background as a Fellow in COVD, a Diplomate in the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry section of the American Academy of Optometry, and underpinnings in binocular vision at SUNY Optometry through content experts such as Drs. Birnbaum and Cooper. As SCO’s Principal Investigator on PEDIG studies related to amblyopia and strabismus, and in particular SAS (Study of Adult Strabismus) as well as intermittent exotropia (IXT-5), her wealth of knowledge is evident in this chapter.

I do hope that you will avail yourself of the many fine chapters in this year’s annual volume of Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry!

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