Category: Volume 1, Issue 1

Editor’s Column #1

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Welcome to the first edition of the Journal of Medical Optometry! JoMO is the official journal of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry and we are so proud to bring this publication to you. The genesis of this journal is the attempted solution to a problem: the dearth of journals designed for clinical optometrists.

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Neovascular Glaucoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

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Neovascular glaucoma is a unique, severe form of glaucoma arising from retinal ischemia. It is often a product of ocular ischemic disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy, ocular ischemic syndrome, and central retinal vein occlusion, all of which may be caused by serious systemic disorders. Neovascular glaucoma must be addressed urgently at onset due to its guarded visual prognosis, the accompanying pain due to the rise in intraocular pressure, and to address the significant underlying systemic etiology.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach in the Management of Hemifacial Spasm

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Patients with hemifacial spasm are often misdiagnosed. This is a case report of a patient with eyelid myokymia who presents with worsening symptoms. Proper diagnosis of hemifacial spasm warrants an MRI revealing: microvascular compression displacing the right 7th cranial nerve at the root exit zone. The role of optometrists and different management options are discussed.

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Subjective Dyschromatopsia as presenting symptom of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Subretinal fluid (SRF) is a possible finding associated with neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). SRF has been implicated as a cause of dyschromatopsia in other retinal conditions, such as Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC), but not commonly in AMD. We report a case of sudden onset subjective dyschromatopsia associated with newly noted subretinal fluid secondary to neovascular AMD.

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Peripapillary Retinoschisis in a Patient with Severe Primary Open Angle Glaucoma

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Peripapillary retinoschisis is a rare finding that may be associated with the progression of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). Potential pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed to explain this association, such as acute and chronic increase in intraocular pressure, vitreopapillary traction, and Müller cell dysfunction from optic nerve head deformation. OCT imaging has revealed hyper-reflective strut-like pillars within the schisis cavity described as “bridging structures.” While peripapillary retinoschisis may spontaneously resolve, other strategies may include lowering intraocular pressure, intraocular injections, or pars plana vitrectomy.present a patient with peripapillary retinoschisis incidentally found during a workup for primary open angle glaucoma.

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Dr. Provost graduated from New England College of Optometry in 2022 and then completed an ocular disease residency at VA…
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Dr. Knapke graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 2010. She completed a primary care residency at…
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Dr. Caitlyn Raia completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Dance minor at Muhlenberg College in 2018.…
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Dr. Rett is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Optometry and the secretary for the American Board of Certification…
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Leslie R. Wilderson, OD, FAAO, Dipl AAO, graduated from the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, completed a Primary Eyecare…
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Emily Humphreys is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry at the New England College of Optometry (NECO). In addition to…
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Jamie Hogan, OD, Dipl AAO, graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed her Primary Care Optometry residency at…
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Dr. Kane graduated from New England College of Optometry in 2015 and went on to complete an ocular disease/primary care…
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Dr. Liette graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and completed his ocular disease residency at the Chalmers…
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Dr. Terry is an attending optometrist at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center where he completed his Primary Care/Contact…
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Dr. Kim is the residency coordinator at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. She is also adjunct…
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Dr. Panchal graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2019 and completed an ocular disease, low vision and specialty contact…
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Dr. Njeru is a staff optometrist at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center. He graduated from The Ohio State University: College…
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Dr. Weidmayer graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry and completed her ocular disease residency at the Battle Creek VA…