A Guide To Ophthalmic Instrument Cleaning and Sterilization

When it comes to ophthalmic equipment, proper cleaning and sterilization are very important to prevent infections. Cleaning, sterilizing, and storage are all part of keeping your tools in good condition and ready for your next patient. If you need a refresher on this process, follow this guide to ophthalmic instrument cleaning and sterilization for the … Continue reading A Guide To Ophthalmic Instrument Cleaning and Sterilization

How To Measure Intraocular Pressure Applanation Tonometry

When studying tonometry, you’ll find that there are many different methods for measuring eye pressure. Each of these methods has different equipment and tool requirements as well as steps to the procedure. For a refresher course on how to measure intraocular pressure with applanation tonometry, keep reading this article. Applanation tonometry is one of the … Continue reading How To Measure Intraocular Pressure Applanation Tonometry

What Causes Spots on Instruments After Autoclaving and What To Do

If you notice spots appearing on your medical tools after the autoclaving process, you’ll want to be careful how you proceed. Marks like these can be harmless, or they can be a sign of some underlying damage to your instruments. Today, we will help you understand what causes spots on instruments after autoclaving and what … Continue reading What Causes Spots on Instruments After Autoclaving and What To Do

What Are the Benefits and Disadvantages of Laser Cataract Surgery?

For as long as optometry has existed, we’ve attempted to treat vision loss due to cataracts. As the eye’s natural lens ages, it becomes cloudy. This makes it difficult to see at night and in the presence of bright light sources, which makes driving and other activities prohibitively dangerous. The damage to a natural lens … Continue reading What Are the Benefits and Disadvantages of Laser Cataract Surgery?

What Is Considered Normal Eye Pressure?

Where there are fluids, there’s pressure affecting them. We’re concerned with our blood pressure and the air pressure in our tires. Sometimes less apparent to eye patients is the pressure of the intraocular fluid in their eyes. When intraocular pressure exceeds acceptable parameters, optic nerve damage can cause glaucoma and ensuing permanent vision loss. While … Continue reading What Is Considered Normal Eye Pressure?