- PB-Are You Okay? Recognizing Warning Signs of Patient Mental Illness in Optometric Practice
- PB-Basics of Infection Control
- PB-Boxing Out Unconscious Bias: Don't Let Your Unconscious Biases Put People in a Box!
- PB-Can Implicit Bias Affect the Optometric Exam?
- PB-Cultural Competency and Social Determinates of Health for Optometry
- PB-Focus On Vision & Health Promotion For I.D. Athletes
- PB-Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Patient Education in an Optometric Practice - An Interprofessional Approach
- PB-Improving Patient Communication: What Does Culture Have to Do with It?
- PB-Infection Control: Implementation in a Clinical Practice
- PB-Marijuana and Driving: Your Retina and Brain
- PB-Optometry's Role in Reducing Healthcare Disparities
- PB-Population Health The Changing Healthcare System and Why Optometry Needs To Know
- PB-The Opioid Epidemic and Drug Diversion
- PB-The Perils of Physician Bias: What It Means and What We Need to Do About It
PB-AI and Optometry: How Autonomous Technology is Changing the Way Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema are Diagnosed
In April 2018, after a rigorous preregistered clinical trial that was published in the journal Nature Digital Medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) de novo authorized IDx-DRÂ® the first autonomous AI system. IDx-DR diagnoses (DR) and macular edema in adults who have diabetes and identifies those who need to be referred to eye care. Two years later in November 2020, EyeArtÂ® was 510k cleared by the FDA to market a similar device. Based on claims data across all insured, only 15.3% of diabetic patients are receiving annual eye exams. To tackle this gap in care, healthcare providers are implementing point-of-care tests utilizing autonomous AI technology to complete these diabetic retinal exams outside traditional eyecare settings. This continuing education will not only reveal how AI technology is changing the way DR and macular edema are identified, but it will also help optometrists prepare for this rapidly evolving healthcare delivery model.
Dana Weitzman, O.D.
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Learn about the priority federal issues that hundreds of optometrists and optometry students will take to Capitol Hill as part of optometry’s single-largest annual advocacy gathering, April 14-16, and how you can join.
Although about 13% of the U.S. population is Black, they are woefully underrepresented in optometry. They represent about 2% of practicing doctors of optometry and a little over 3% of full-time students in optometry schools and colleges, according to studies. Black doctors of optometry seek to grow those numbers.