Vision Monday VMail Weekend

March 26 and 27, 2022|


Eye Imaging Technology Breaks Through Skin by Crossing Beams

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a method for increasing the depth at which optical coherence tomography (OCT) can image structures beneath skin. The gold standard for imaging and diagnosing diseases within the retina, OCT has yet to find widespread use as an imaging technique for other parts of the body due to its inability to return clear images from more than a millimeter beneath the skin’s surface. Duke researchers found that tilting the light source and detector used in the technique increases OCT’s imaging depth by almost 50 percent, putting skin diagnoses within reach. The “dual-axis” approach opens new possibilities for OCT to be used in applications such as spotting skin cancer, assessing burn damage and healing progress, and guiding surgical procedures.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

SightGlass Vision names Andrew Sedgwick as CEO, Prevent Blindness and Zenni Eyewear launch scholarship program, HEA and PECAA launch unified brand, Satisloh celebrates a century of lens making technology and Hoya Vision Care partners with International Myopia Institute all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

SightGlass Vision Announces Andrew Sedgwick as CEO, Names Additional Executive Leaders

Prevent Blindness and Zenni Eyewear Launch the New ‘Zenni Scholarship to Advance Children’s Vision’ Program

Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA) and Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) Launch Unified Brand and New Membership Experience

Satisloh Celebrates a Century of Lens Making Technology

Hoya Vision Care and International Myopia Institute Announce Partnership

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Satisloh Celebrates a Century of Lens Making Technology

BAAR, Switzerland—Satisloh marked its 100-year anniversary on March 17 with celebrations at Satisloh locations across the world. Founded in 1922 in Wetzlar, Germany by Wilhelm Loh, the company is a global leader in ophthalmic and precision optics manufacturing machines. It has played a key role in bringing innovations and technologies to both markets during the past 100 years. In the aftermath of World War I, the company started producing machines for canning jars, and cast iron lapping tools for numerous local optical factories.
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Optical on Main Street

Indies Encourage Workplace Eye Safety

NEW YORK—This March, several organizations, including Prevent Blindness, are putting the focus on eye safety at work, dubbing the month Workplace Eye Wellness Month. As always, Prevent Blindness is providing a variety of free resources this month, including an overview of proper eye protection and safety glasses for various industries, as well as information on the effects of extended digital screen use.
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