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OPS Forum Rules and 'Netiquette' Locked Topic 0 T. Bennett OPS Forum Rules and Netiquette The purpose of the OPS Forum is to provide connections between and support for OPS members. We want this to be a place where our community will develop; we can enjoy one another's company, share interests and foster education. To achieve this, we strive to maintain an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all and we ask all members of the community to be respectful at all times. This means please use etiquette and politeness. Treat people with kindness, gentleness and respect. If you do this, the rest of the code of conduct won't need more than a cursory mention. The OPS Forum Moderators reserve the right to edit or delete any forumcontent that does not adhere to these rules. Start clear threads. Start your post with a clear specific subject. Post a follow up to let the people that help you know that you appreciate their help and let future readers know the information was useful. You can also mark a thread solved as a courtesy. Stay on topic. Each thread should stay on one topic. Off-topic messages may be deleted without notice. If you have made a mistake, apologize, and re-post to the correct thread, if one exists. Otherwise, start a new one. If your message is deleted, the poster is responsible for re-posting to the correct thread. Keep the language and tone polite and respectful and maintain decorum. Name calling, rudeness, disrespect toward others, insults, profanity or inappropriate discussion will not be tolerated. Any attempt to disrupt a thread or to promote discord is prohibited. Often discussions deteriorate in response to a single message. Do not respond back. It takes two for a discussion to fly off. Remember: everyone has the right to express their opinion, but within the bounds of decency and sensitivity to others. All posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author of each post. Respect the privacy of others. No advertising or commercial postings are permitted except as an appropriate reply to a message. You should identify your business. We have sponsors listed on the Sustaining Members' Page. If you wish to become a Sustaining Member with a link for our members to access, please apply for membership as a Sustaining Member. No job advertisements or employment opportunities may be posted in the OPS Member Forum. They can be submitted to the OPS Career Center through the OPS Central Office. Politics and Religion: These two topics can cause serious problems. Please find another venue to exercise your freedom of speech on these topics. No trolling. Don't post to inflame others. Substance is the key to avoid trolling (sowing discord or attempting to upset people). There is zero tolerance for trolls. They cannot be reasoned with and we don't attempt to. When writing your messages, please use the same courtesy that you would show when speaking face-to-face with someone. This is less obvious and harder than you think. Practice. No pornographic material. Sexually suggestive material will seriously scrutinized. We'd like everyone to be able to read the forums at work or share them with family and friends. No promotion of violence or advocating breaking the law. Unsubstantiated accusations, libelous and defamatory statements and innuendo prohibited. Do not post copyrighted materials - text or images - without the copyright-holder's permission. You may be asked to prove you have permission. No attacks on individuals, groups or businesses. Criticize ideas, not people. Intolerance toward race, gender, ethnic groups or business is prohibited. Avoid uppercase. Don't type whole messages in uppercase as this is the method to indicate shouting. It is also difficult to read. No profanities or foul language. We reserve the right to edit or remove inappropriate messages. Avatars, photos and images must adhere to forum standards and norms. No spamming. Links: You may post links to sites with content that is acceptable according to this code of conduct Financial Interest. If you have a financial interest in a product or service you discuss in this forum, please indicate so in your post. Remember, you are representing yourself to your colleagues and your profession. We are individuals with different interests, but with OPS in common. The OPS Board of Directors
by T. Bennett
Friday, March 23, 2012
OPS Member Forum Participation Locked Topic 0 T. Bennett Dear OPS Member, This community forum is a vehicle for OPS members to share thoughts, ask questions,and learn more about what goes on in our Society and our profession. Although the forum is visible to anyone visiting the OPS website, you must be a registered OPS member in order participate in the forum and take advantage of the all the features of the site. OPS members who wish to post a new forum topic or reply to an existing thread need to login to the website. Once logged in, you can post to the forum and subscribe to receive email alerts whenever a new topic is posted. If a particular topic is of interest to you, you can then subscribe to that thread to receive alerts whenever a new post is added. If you are not an OPS member and enjoy the forum, blogs and other public features of this website, please consider joining the OPS so you can receive these and other benefits of OPS membership. We hope you enjoy our online community forum! OPS Board of Directors
by T. Bennett
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Red Dot 3 J. Griffith, OSC Jason,I concur with Gary. I believe it is an Allen dot. It also shows up on my camera when I have a very myopic patient. It is a dot in the center of the objective that helps with not receiving reflections back through the lens. It only shows up on myopic patient because of the focus that you are having to use to get a clear view of the fundus. Like Gary, that's one of the ways that I can tell if the patient is a high myope, if I didn't take the images myself.
by E. Kegley
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Networking Retcam 3 0 J. Strong Anybody out there have a novel solution to networking one of the newer Retcams? I've contacted vendor support and been told "i can't do that" when i proposed our ideal solution to campus wide, continuous network access. So i'm curious what intrepid 'law-breakers' have tried and learned. j-
by J. Strong
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Breakout Sessions! 0 A. Stone, COT CRA CDOS Hello Everyone- As the BOE is at the end of the final stages of planning the next Annual meeting for New Orleans, I am in need for a few more volunteers interested on helping out that does not involve giving a lecture or being a WS coordinator.  If you are ready to "breakout" by being an OPS presence during a 1 hour time segment  the vendors will be more involved with teaching the students of the class, but having you be available is most helpful. These open times are geared towards the photographer that needed just a bit more hands on from the WS experience or if they wanted to just practice their hands on skills without attending a lecture.  Please contact me no later than May 4th via email to get you signed up into a breakout session for OCT or Fundus Photography. Thank you for your kind attention! Adeline Stone, COT CRA CDOS                                                                                                                   2017 Annual Education Chair adelinemstone@gmail.com
by A. Stone, COT CRA CDOS
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Mid year/ share a room 1 P. Streasick i have not made a reservation yet and would be happy to share the room with youLibba Affel
by E. Affel
Monday, May 1, 2017
Cirrus Suggestions 7 J. Strong Jim,I would agree with the other posts and trying the new software. Also, I use the FastTrac about 70% of the time. Sometimes the patient can hold steady and not blink for 2-3 seconds, but not much longer. Also, the 200 x 200 scan is about 2 seconds vs. the 3 seconds for the 512 x 128.Artificial tears can help with patients who blink too much.Be aware, if you do the Ganglion Cell Analysis, each macular scan has to done at the same resolution to be printed on the same page.
by T. Egnatz
Friday, April 28, 2017
infrared pupil photography 3 W. McMichael The Spectralis is awesome for this! I like using the standard 30 degree lens. You can even take a movie to record APD's and other pupillary conditions.
by H. Oakes
Thursday, April 13, 2017
B-Scan and WiFi 0 J. Strong Anybody out there using WiFi solutions to get your B-Scan devices (specifically Ellex EyeCubed) online and pushing images to your EMR/PACS? The defacto wifi "dongle" here doesn't seem to work so i'm wondering what people have used successfully. Thanks J-
by J. Strong
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Call for Speakers & Instructors NOLA 2017 1 A. Stone, COT CRA CDOS Addie,I can speak about ERGLibba
by E. Affel
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Inquiry about Handheld Fundus Cameras 6 B. McCalley Thanks, Ray. I have passed your comments along. If they respond that they want pics, I'll let you know.Barb
by B. McCalley
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Splitting ICG doses 4 M. Erickson Also, I feel it is important to note: We have 6 Spectrali running all day. Vials are only kept for 6 hours after reconstitution but we typically run out by then. All our photographers share 1 vial and swab with alcohol before and after use.
by J. Hawkins
Friday, February 17, 2017
Optos imaging on infants 3 K. Aletter It is not very easy to capture an FA on an infant on the Optos. If you have access, I would use a Retcam in the OR.
by E. Kegley
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
DICOM integration, using MDI, and HEYEX 2 P. Crown Mike,That's the process we've been using with MDI and HEYEX, which is moderately functional but it feels like they (MDI) are in the dark ages when it comes to the true purpose of DICOM.Sadly I've had 0 response back from MDI when I've contacted them about this kind of integration over the last (nearly) three years, I was hoping I'd just been barking up the wrong tree.
by P. Crown
Monday, February 13, 2017
Spectralis "noise" 3 L. Breayley The short answer for getting sound to be less noticeable is to do what they do in sound booths. Remove the hard surfaces by using specialized foam padding on the walls, it's usually porous and wouldn't handle a patient vomiting on it very well, but the sound experts use soft surfaces to reduce reflection of noise. That's how our sound booths were set up while I was working at Utah Valley University in their Studios & Broadcast Services, and it worked very well.
by P. Crown
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Imaging demodex mites 0 T. Bennett Anybody out there taking photos of demodex mites with a microscope? One of our docs here is considering doing this and we are trying to figure out some logistics for it. I doubt there is a big demand for this, but thought I'd ask. Any advice would be appreciated.
by T. Bennett
Monday, February 6, 2017
Looking for EPIC Users 2 G. Miller Gary,You may want to directly contact Tim Steffens as well. He uses Epic.
by S. Alfred, CRA, OCT-C
Friday, February 3, 2017
OCT-A Billing 2 J. Remaley Currently there is no separate code for OCT-A. You use the same coding for traditional OCT. Here is an article from Retinal Physician that discusses:http://www.retinalphysician.com/issues/2016/october-2016/cpt-coding-for-oct-angiography
by M. Turano, Jr.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Fundus camera Zeiss FF450/Topcon TRC/50DX 3 S. Ginieis An old topic and I'm not quite sure if you got the system that you are going to end up with, but I second Gary's recommendation of the Zeiss camera. I have not used the FF450 very frequently (a FF4 user here) but I have used it and the Topcon enough to know I prefer it. Nothing against the Topcon, I just prefer the Zeiss. But whatever you do, don't use Visupac. I hate their software (sorry Zeiss). I do not have a financial interest but I find Escalon Ophthavision very user friendly and their Megavision backs to take very good photos.
by E. Kegley
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Genteal alternative for Retcam? 2 S. Armstrong, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS It has been on back order for months. We Finley got shipments in. Walmart and other stores did not have it ether. So soon you should get it!
by G. Gardner
Saturday, January 28, 2017
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