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MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2002, Volume IX Issue I
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2002 Volume IX, Issue 1 In this issue: Insight Into Children's Glaucoma & Cataracts: Glaucoma Implant Surgery Pediatric Cataracts-Post-Surgical Eyewear Options Reverse amblyopia Pharmacy Corner: Propine World View: Medical Ministry International ...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2002, Volume IX Issue II
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2002 Volume IX, Issue 2 In this issue: Insight into Children's Glaucoma & Cataracts: Strabismus and Amblyopia Visual Impairment in School Life: Supporting Students Who are Visually Impaired in the School System. Assessing the Needs of Your Child ...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2003, Volume X Issue II
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2003 Volume X, Issue 2 In this issue: Insight into Children's Glaucoma & Cataracts - The Red Reflex Development in Visually Handicapped Children Practical Pearls of Contact Lenses for Parents Visual Impairment in School Life: Physical Education and...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2003, Volume X Issue I
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2003 Volume X, Issue 1 In this issue: Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous Galucoma Surgery in Children Visual Impairment in School Life - Classroom Accommodations Contact Lens Solutions and Care Systems Patching Panel: Does Patching Work? Recent...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2004, Volume XI Issue II
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2004 Volume XI, Issue 2 In this issue: The Pediatric Glaucoma Patient Grows Up Ask the Doctor Patching Research: What's new in patching? Visual Impairment in School Life: Life in High School Informed Consent: What should I ask my doctor? Protective...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2004, Volume XI, Issue I
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2004 Volume XI, Issue 1 In this issue: Book Announcement Childhood Cataracts Resources for Children with Visual Impairments Pharmacy Corner Visual Impairment in School Life Helping the Doctor Eye Drops: Parent Perspective Book Review: "I Wear...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2005, Volume XII Issue 2
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2005 Volume XII, Issue 2 In this issue: Aphakic Glaucoma After Congenital Cataract Surgery?" Helpful Online Resources Visual Impairment in School Life: Students With English as a Second Language (ESL) Eye on the medical literature: Cataract surgery for...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2005, Volume XII Issue I
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2005 Volume XII, Issue 1 In this issue: Research or Innovation: should I take part? Get Your Subscription Online! Parents Perspective: Helping Yourselves Brandan's Eye Research Fund Update Ask the Doctor Swimming and Bathing: Silsoft Lenses Eye on the...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2007, Volume XIV Issue
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2007 Volume XIV, Issue 2 In this issue: Exams Under Anesthesia - Why, When and Why Not? Ask the Doctor Parents Perspective: Does Your Child Wear Sports Swimming Goggles? From the Chair Day in the Life: Imaging Specialist No Barriers Family Story -...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2007, Volume XIV Issue I
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2008 Volume XIV, Issue 1 In this issue: Day in the Life: Orthoptist Eye on the Medical Literature Annual Education Day Reaches Global Audience Advance Notice: Annual PGCFA Education Day / Annual PGCFA Picnic Parents Perspective: Helping Yourselves -...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2008, Volume XV Issue 2
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2008 Volume XV, Issue 2 In this issue: Celebrating 15 Years of PGCFA Tax Benefits of Donating Day in the Life: Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellow Eye in the Medical Literature: British Infantile and Childhoold Glaucoma (BIG) Eye Study Visual Impairment -...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2008, Volume XV Issue 1
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2008 Volume XV, Issue 1 In this issue: Key Advances in Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Day in the Life: Ophthalmology Nurse Parents Perspective: How Do I Tell The Teacher What I Think My Child Needs? PGCFA-NYC Update Famous Role Models What Affect Is...
02 Sep, 2017
MORINformation Newsletter - Summer 2009 XVI Issue 2
MORINformation Newsletter - Winter 2009 Volume XVI, Issue 2 In this issue: Annual Education Day Conference PGCFA-NYC Update Endoscopy in Pediatric Ophthalmology What Happens to My Child After Surgery? Coping Strategies for Children Eye on the Medical Literature: Deep Sclerectomy...
02 Sep, 2017
Discomfort after surgery
Question My daughter was diagnosed with a congenital cataract at three days old and will have surgery in the next few weeks to remove it. I'm wondering about post-op pain or discomfort. Will there be any? What can we do to relieve it? Answer Pain is usually very minimal after...
29 Aug, 2017
Keratometry for silicone lenses
Question My 1 yr old son wears silsoft +29 contacts due to bilateral cataract for the last year. They are now floating off of the center of his eye. My question is when Contacts are normally fitted is it customary for the PO to use a handheld karotometer for cornea measurements to help...
29 Aug, 2017
Using Ketamine during examination
Question My wife seem to recall that the given reason for using Ketamine during exam under anesthesia for our 10 month old was to enable a more accurate interocular pressure reading and exam. We read on this site and have seen mention in studies that ketamine can actually raise interocular...
29 Aug, 2017
Twitching in other eye
Question My daughter, aged fourteen, has a congenital cataract in her left eye. Her right eye is now twitching significantly, and she has been noticing blurred vision and "floaters". Could this just be eye strain? Answer There is nothing about a cataract at birth in one eye that would...
29 Aug, 2017
Aniridic eye & glaucoma
Question In an Aniridic eye, if the iris stump moves/shifts is it possible that this movement could block drainage of intraocular fluid? If yes, are there corrective surgeries to combat this issue? Answer Absolutely. This is one of the three main mechanisms of glaucoma in aniridia (the...
29 Aug, 2017
Ectopia Lentis
Question Myself and my children have simple ectopia lentis. Non-marfans or anything else. Two of us have the sewn-in implant and are doing well. My question is that my 20 month old is scheduled for lensectomy, and I'm told the sewn-in implants are no longer suggested because of the chance of...
29 Aug, 2017
Poking eye
Question My 5 1/2 year old Grandson was dx with Cataracts a week after birth. The cataracts were removed at 4 and 6 weeks. The left eye was almost immediate in developing glaucoma. He receives Cosopt in the am and Xalatan each h.s. He has always had a problem with poking the left eye, but this...
29 Aug, 2017
Elevated pressure a concern?
Question My 8 year old daughter just left the eye doctor and he said her pressures were slightly elevated to 22 & 24 and last year was also slightly elevated to 20 & 21. Do I need to be concerned? Answer The answer to your question is not a straightforward one, because...
29 Aug, 2017
Baerveldt Implant
Question We have a daughter who was born with severe (pressure around 60, cloudy cornea's) glaucoma. She had several operations and has now in both eyes a baerveldt implant. Unfortunately it did not help in her right eye so she is blind in this eye. Her other eye recovered remarkably well and...
29 Aug, 2017
Cataracts hindering learning?
Question Hello, I am searching for answers. I take my son regularly to his eye surgeon and regular eye Dr. He was born with cataracts and we just recently found out they he has permanent nerve damage in his eyes. His cataracts are dead center and every time he has an eye exam the surgeon says...
28 Aug, 2017
Patching May be Needed
Question My 2 month old baby was born with a small dot in the centre of her eye.it is visible with naked eye and is nearly a .5 mm dot. One doctor said its a non progressive , visually insignificant opacity at the anterior and that patching is not needed . Just want to know a second opinion...
28 Aug, 2017
Nails, Skin and Cornea
Question My son, now 20, was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at the age of 4. His pressure has never been higher than 18 and has been stable since he was first diagnosed. He has had laser surgery a few times. His corneas have turned milky white and his sight has declined drastically due to...
27 Aug, 2017