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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
2018 Scientific Exhibit print winners by name 3 S. Alfred, CRA, OCT-C Yes, the winning submissions/members have usually been announced at the annual program.     Regards, Stuart  
by S. Alfred, CRA, OCT-C
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Heidelberg HEYEX 1 Windows 10 issue 2 P. Crown Critical info Paul. Thanks much.
by S. Alfred, CRA, OCT-C
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Near InfraredAutofluorescence (NIRAF) 1 B. Sparling If you use the internal fixation light and have it look to the temporal side of the eye, it will usually put it fairly close to the F3M. If they look to far and you can't see the fovea then you might just tell the patient to look towards their temple slightly (to the right for a right eye, to the left for a left eye) and then move the camera head accordingly. There will be a shadow on one side of the image most of the time so if you want to get rid of that you can move the camera lateraly while the images is compiling to take that away. I hope that helps. -Gary Rickert, CRA
by G. Rickert
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
ICOP 2020 Scientific Session 0 P. Crown I heard in San Francisco that ICOP 2020 might have something similar to the OPS Scientific Session??  Where do I find out more about that and what criteria need to be met to submit, where to submit to, etc?  I couldn't find it on the ICOP site, but I could have missed it (wouldn't be my first time). Thanks in advance :)
by P. Crown
Monday, November 18, 2019
Important & Timely OPS FYI's 0 M. Kelly, The OPS Office is temporarily closed. During this time please use the contact us form to reach us until the office reopens. Registration for the OPS Annual Program will be open onsite at the Hotel Nikko Beginning Thursday afternoon, but you can save time by registering online here. To register, you must have a profile established through the OPS website before doing the program registration.   If you are NOT an OPS member and will ONLY be attending this program and want to receive the CEC's, you will need to establish a profile on the website before proceeding to the educational program registration. Go to "Join OPS" on the home page and select the member type "Non-Member Meeting Attendee Only.” Thanks!  See you in San Francisco!
by M. Kelly,
Monday, October 7, 2019
50th Anniversary OPS T-shirts! 1 T. Bennett Thanks, Tim! I got mine, too!Libba
by E. Affel
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Heidelberg vs Zeiss vs Topcon: Round 1 0 J. Griffith, OSC We are a smaller retina practice (10 doctors/1 main office/9 satellites) and are currently using Forum as our primary image review software, Cirrus OCTs, and Topcon 50DX/EX fundus cameras.  The impending Windows 7 sunset has us looking at other possibilities in regards to our image acquisition hardware and review software.  The two primary contenders that we are considering are Heidelberg and their Heyex system or Topcon and their Harmony software.  My question is: are there any small practices like ours out their utilizing any of these systems and if so, what is your preference and why?
by J. Griffith, OSC
Monday, July 22, 2019
Barrier Filter for DSLR 5 P. Crown Unfortunately I've had to put this project on hold for the time being. My oldest needed surgery on her adenoids and turbinates', so for now that took priority.
by P. Crown
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Anyone using the sonomed vumax ultrasound? 2 S. Herman If you are interested in UBM, the Sonomed Vumax is excellent. We are always amazed at the fine detail we are able to get. We can see the zonules beautifullly.For Bscan, I do agree with Denice. My experience is with Ellex.
by C. VandenHoven
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Red Free Imaging 0 B. McCalley Everyone, I recently received an email that I need some assistance in responding to. Here's the inquiry:   I'm sowrking as a volunteer in Swaziland with Dr. Pons at Good Shepherd Eye Clinic, building up a Diabetes Retinopathy Screening service..  We are looking for how to find a pc-software to being able to change a fundus image to red-free. We all know it's very helpful to look at the images in different wavelengths so if you please can give us any idea. Your web page is very good and helpful by the way. Birtta Zetterberg Ophthalmic nurse Good Shepherd Hospital Eye Clinic Email: Ifi anyone has any suggestions, would you please let me know you are either contacting Britta directly or respond here and I will forward the responses. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. Barb McCalley OPS Executive Director
by B. McCalley
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Just Got My Calendar!! 1 E. Kegley Note: I received this message by email so am re-posting here:I Ssooooooo agree!And since it is really difficult to get (travel) to the meetings the online webinars are a bonus!We all need to put our thinking caps on and keep developing new classes!Thanks OPS!LoriLori Guerette, CRA COA OCT-C May you find your marbles,And recall the carefree joy of childhood
by B. McCalley
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Clinical trial image submissions 3 M. Whelehan Margaret,I am the photographer for a practice that has about 40-50 studies and I submit all the images for all my trials.
by E. Kegley
Monday, March 25, 2019
Model Eye/Training Eye 1 J. Griffith, OSC Hi Jason, If you do any clinical trials with the DARC reading center, they usually send your site a test eye that can clamp on to the fundus camera to certify your equipment. It's something that you keep at your site. If you happen to be involved with DARC at all you could use theirs for training purposes maybe? Test eyes from clinical trial reading centers are the only ones I have ever used, but they are all great and easy to use. Not sure if that is helpful or not. Good luck!Margaret
by M. Whelehan
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Windows 7 End Of Life 1 J. Griffith, OSC To the best of my knowledge, since Topcon is (currently) the only traditional fundus camera produced... I would hold onto it for dear life! Never used Topcon, but very happy to see they have not given up (yet). Doesn't Topcon have their own propriety capture software you could use? Otherwise, there are a few companies out there who I believe offer capture software. This is all new to me too, since I've only used OIS (back in the day) and now Merge and now IBM. I would suggest you peruse all things OPS (Journal, education programs, etc..) to see what companies support our organization and give them a call! Gary
by G. Miller
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Merge voltage fluctuations 4 E. Silvis We went about two weeks with our fundus cameras shut down. Turns out the 'correction' is a rather hefty UPS unit which was installed, cleared by Merge and now we are back up and running.Won't get political about it, but our clinical engineering folks tested our equipment when we first received that first email from Merge and everything was in perfect order. I knew we would have been fine shooting images, but the Admins thought it best to pay heed to the notice and pull the plug, so to speak.Hopefully, those of you who have Merge are getting your UPS units and are back up and running.Gary
by G. Miller
Saturday, March 16, 2019
OPS 50th Anniversary! 1 P. Morris Here’s the direct link to the 50th anniversary page: In addition to the home page slideshow, we put up a gallery of images from the OPS photo archives, but I really can’t take much credit for it. Many people were involved in gathering, scanning and cataloging these photos that chronicle five decades of OPS professionalism, education, and camaraderie.  Contributors to this archive project include Denice Barsness, Paul Montague, Cindy Montague, Paula Morris, Alan Frohlichstein, Joe Warnicki, and Barb McCalley.  Photographers include Paul, Alan, John Gerty, Denice, and many, many others. It’s an amazing collection and this gallery is just a small sampling.  Someone just mentioned that captions would be cool in the gallery photos. Although we didn't do that, anyone logged in as an OPS member can comment on the individual photos. This should be a fun year-long celebration!
by T. Bennett
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Zeiss Merge Exposure Change 0 G. Miller I'm an old timer used to using the keypad on my Zeiss 450 to make changes. But we have a newer 450 finally on line and I need to correct the default exposure settings (without a keypad! YIKES!)   Anyone know how to set defaults one a 450 without the keypad?? Gary
by G. Miller
Monday, December 31, 2018
Thoughts on Oral Administration of Angiograhic Dyes 4 A. Howard With fluorescein I have the patient use a straw to drink their "cocktail". Spares the teeth, somewhat, and helps to avoid the worst of the taste since the dye is towards the back of the tongue. I associated the taste of fluorescein to spinach, that had some vinegar and was left overnight in an aluminum pan. A water chaser helps as well.
by J. Gerty
Monday, December 24, 2018
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