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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
Imaging in a Pandemic Survey 2 S. Armstrong, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS Thanks Paul. It was a collaborative effort :-) Yes- ATPO is sharing with their membership as well. We've gotten quite a few responses already, but are always happy to have more!
by S. Armstrong, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Allergy Testing for FA or ICG dye 7 S. Armstrong, CRA, OCT-C, FOPS Quote: Originally posted by S. Lusk: Hi all, I too am curious as to any possible acute allergy testing for FA/ICG dye. Personally, I've only had 1 experience with a 'life threatening' reaction. Had a patient who coded 90 seconds post inj. That was the day I found out why it's called a code blue, the patients face turned a definitive cobalt color. Scariest day ever in the retina clinic. Fortunately we got him back. This might be a dumb question, but would it be possible to detect a Fluorescein allergy by instilling an exaggerated (5-6 drops) Fluress dose in the patients eye to produce a systemic “bolus” of fluorescein entering the blood stream? Not sure if the dosage would be sufficient to induce an allergic reaction, but possibly show symptoms if there is a potential life threatening allergy to fluorescein? Just spitballing. :) Specifically in regard to this question: "...would it be possible to detect a Fluorescein allergy by instilling an exaggerated (5-6 drops) Fluress dose in the patients eye to produce a systemic “bolus” of fluorescein entering the blood stream?" I don't think so, if the idea is for sodium fluorescein (S.F.) to enter the eye via drops then it should enter that way when we apply S.F. to the cornea to check for corneal abrasions. Similarly when drinking the dye the body doesn't seem to present as much into the blood stream as it does through intravenous injection.  I think like most things when drunk, the body takes what it needs, but only a portion ends up in the blood stream. I've seen with a few patients who were allergic and had a known allergy that the dye can be diluted either with the patients own blood by drawing back extra into the syringe, tipping the syringe back and forth maybe 2x, then injecting...  Or the dye can be diluted with an equal amount of sterile water, for example 2.5ml of 10% sodium fluorescein added to 2.5ml sterile water.   Whenever we have a high risk for allergic response we usually inject a smaller amount, so maybe 1.25ml, and I generally inject a little more slowly.  The transit takes a little longer, and there's a slower fill, but the overall gives you the same story, and I've not seen an allergic response from those who had a response previously.  Now, that being said, the response these specific patients had was just nausea and vomiting.  I have nothing to show one way or another if it would reduce risk for a life threatening response.
by P. Crown
Monday, July 13, 2020
Fundus camera lens cleaning 8 N. Pensec My colleague and I were just noticing this on a patient just about 5 minutes ago. Great timing for an old thread resurrection
by E. Kegley
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Webinar Wednesday, July 8, 2020 0 B. McCalley Please join us for Webinar Wednesday. July 8, 2020 at 7 pm EDT Introduction to Ophthalmic Photography  by Stefanie Palmer, CRA We are offering this webinar for a discounted fee of $20. Webinar is approved for 1 OPS and IJCAHPO-A CEC. Register NOW. The OPS would like to thank everyone for joining us on Webinar Wednesdays the past few months! We have had an immense amount of positive feedback and plan to continue Webinar Wednesdays monthly for the remainder of the year. Photo Credit:  Stefanie Palmer, CRA
by B. McCalley
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
?Scientific Exhibit 2020, food for thought? 1 P. Crown Thanks, Paul, for letting me know that I forgot to update the stereo upload page on the website for the 2020 photo competition. I just did the update so it now shows the 2020 information.I will let the SEC committee address the comments about uploading all images for both the print and stereo competitions.Barbara McCalley
by B. McCalley
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
What is this membrane? 4 J. Monsonego I've seen these occasionally and to my recollection they usually were in eyes that had either ERM and/or lamellar or partial thickness macular hole. My working theory has been that's it's an extension of whatever process formed the ERM in the first place (e.g. fibrous or glial proliferation). In Julia's example you can see this pt also has significant fibrous material at the ONH. In the multi-color you can see the ERM/cellophane appearance and in the 2nd and 3rd OCTs I can convince myself the foveal structure does seem as if they've been disrupted by perhaps a lamellar hole. So perhaps this eye is predisposed to a >normal fibrous proliferative response? All that + $6 (with a mask at the drive -thru please) will get you a Starbucks.j-
by J. Strong
Monday, June 22, 2020
COVID salary survey 3 P. Crown Unfortunatelly, my pay has been decreased due to the decreasing patient flow at the beginning of the pandemia. Even though we took all the necessary precautions people didn't seem to be convinced. So I decided to shut down completely, leave the US and enjoy my Montenegrin citizenship until the whole thing is over. So it turns out to be an inevitable vacation for all the world...
by J. Bennette
Monday, June 8, 2020
Flavoprotein Fluorescence 1 P. Crown Results for Stargardt and AMD looks impressive!
by J. Bennette
Monday, June 8, 2020
OPS Webinar Wednesdays - June 3rd 0 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS Webinar Wednesdays Thanks for joining us for our Webinar Wednesdays!   Our next webinar is June 3rd at 7:00 pm EDT. "How I Use OCT Angiography in My Practice" by Caroline Baumal, MD       Register NOW OPS and JCAHPO CEC approved.  The conference link will be provided here on Wednesday and will be emailed to registrants at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 3rd.   Photo Credit:  Sean Grout, OCT-C
by R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS
Monday, June 1, 2020
OPS Webinar Wednesdays - May 6th 2 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS Not to bring up a topic without a tool to resolve it.Ted Talk about discrimination of advertising in non-profits"Google Ad Grants works just like Google Ads online advertising, by displaying your message to people who are searching for nonprofits like yours. If you’re a qualifying nonprofit, you’ll receive $10,000 USD in in-kind Google Ads advertising every month" term and long term solutions: back end tools for long term gains
by P. Crown
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
2020 Annual Program Hotel Info 1 B. McCalley It's nice to not need to use the AAO site this year. The code doesn't work directly in the hotels main booking site, but it does work through the passkey link.
by P. Crown
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
OPS Webinar Wednesdays - April 29th 0 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS Webinar Wednesdays Thanks for joining us for our Webinar Wednesdays!  The final April webinar will be presented by Holly Cheshier on 'When Imaging Becomes Difficult...How Do You Get the Best Image?'.    Register on the OPS website for this FREE live webinar. OPS and JCAHPO CEC approved. The conference link will be provided on Wednesdays. Webinar is at 6pm EDT April 29th - When Imaging Becomes Difficult...How Do You Get the Best Image? Photo Credit:  Sean Grout, OCT-C
by R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Webinar Wednesdays - April 22nd 0 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS Webinar Wednesdays Thanks for joining us for our Webinar Wednesdays!  Next up, Olivia Rainey will be presenting on Ultra-Widefield Imaging.    Register on the OPS website weekly for these FREE live webinars. OPS and JCAHPO CEC approved. The conference link will be provided on Wednesdays. Webinars are at 6pm EDT April 22nd - Ultra-Widefield Imaging: Seeing Into the Far Periphery  REGISTER NOW! April 29th - When Imaging Becomes Difficult...How Do You Get the Best Image? Photo Credit:  Sean Grout, OCT-C
by R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS
Monday, April 20, 2020
OPS Webinar Wednesdays - April 15th 3 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS Dear Tim,Thank you for an excellent delivery of our WW # 2, for our April Wednesday Webinar series! We owe you a great deal of thanks for delivering an outstanding webinar and generating a great deal of enthusiasm for all of the McGyver's out there in the world of Ophthalmic Imaging. Hope to see you soon.Stay healthy,Jim
by J. Soque
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Education Opportunity 0 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS We are excited to announce our next webinar, Retinal Case Series on April 14th at 5:00 EST with Rishi Singh, MD and Caroline Baumal, MD   Register in advance for this webinar:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
by R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS
Monday, April 13, 2020
OPS Webinar Wednesdays 4 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS What a fantastic idea. I'll be there. Kirsten
by K. Locke
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Free OCT-A Webinar 0 R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS Hello    I wanted to take a moment and invite you to a webinar series the first one will be taking place on Tuesday March 31st at 5pm est.     Darrin Landry will present "OCT Angiography - Clinical Use and Interpretation" Our goal is to have two Webinar sessions per week with open discussion and provide a platform for sharing ideas and experiences. While we all deal with current changes in the world and workplace we thought having a few educational session may be helpful. Please forward this invitation to others that you may feel may share an interest.   I hope you and your families are safe and well. Sincerely Kevin Langton Zeiss Meditec, Inc. Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Mar 31, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Utilizing OCT-A in Clinical Practice Register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
by R. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS
Friday, March 27, 2020
Heidelberg vs Zeiss vs Topcon: Round 1 3 J. Griffith, OSC The canon software has fairly robust DICOM capabilities, as does HEYEX. Depending on how accessible your Spectralis "server" is, you might be able to execute a DICOM push directly to HEYEX and eliminate some of the manual steps. Haven't tried it, but I certainly investigate it, depending on your volume and tolerance for manual importing.j-
by J. Strong
Friday, February 7, 2020
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