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Dr. Kisling Fort Collins Eye Doctor, Fort Collins Optometrist, Retina 2 Comments

I couldn’t help borrowing this picture. It is a beautiful example of the future of imaging in eyecare. While this is not an example of optical coherence tomography, it is a good example of  the type of details we can expect in the future.

Fort Collins Eye Doctors Explanation

Fort Collins Eye Doctors Explanation

Optical coherence tomography splits a laser into multiple wavelengths that interact with the retinal tissues and gives incredible views of the retina we have never had before in a non invasive procedure. Look for this in the coming years to allow much earlier and accurate diagnosis of retina problems in the eye. This is a microscope picture of the retinal pigmented epithelium, the retinal layer that provides nourishment to the light receptor cells.

Image of bovine eye tissue, courtesy of Robert N. Fariss, Ph.D., National Eye Institute Biological Imaging Core

Comments 2

  1. kaiser

    Dear Dr.
    I am an Iraqi and I live in the state of Iraq. I have a problem my baby was born in the sixth month and the weight was 1400 g. And we are in Iraq, as you know, suffer from a lack of hospitals. And lack of expertise and equipment. Now I discovered that my child infected with retinal detachment of prematurity (rop) stage 4. In the right eye. And normal left eye and 14 months old now and weight 11 kilos grams. I want to Ask you could hold the process of him now. How much time I can not wait until the travel out of Iraq to make his process. Please let me know as soon as possible. The spectrum of the state of my critical
    Best regards

  2. Post

    Hi Kaiser,

    I would ask one of the regional centers that treat ROP. It is less common today and most of the expertise is found in a small number of institutions. You may want to look into the anti VEGF therapies that are being used recently. They are too new to know the risks and how well they work, but they so appear promising in some cases. Here is the contact information for someone who has been involved in the VEGA-F therapy:

    Dr. Recchia is an associate professor of ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University. Contact him at: Vanderbilt Eye Institute, 2311 Pierce Ave., Nashville, TN 37232-8808. Phone: (615) 936-1457; fax: (615) 936-1540; or e-mail: franco.recchia@vanderbilt.edu.

    Best Wishes

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