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    Editor's Blog: Posters more than piece of paper


    The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research (LEITR), Tampa, FL, presented data from a study which showed that clinical techniques to image the anterior segment of the eye can be adapted to screen the posterior segment of postmortem eyes for preclinical research. Investigators used high-frequency ultrasound to image retinal structures in postmortem eyes and were able to screen the eyes for disease-specific eye conditions.

    LEITR incorporated a video with the poster to show exactly how optical coherence tomography and ultrasound images were used to scan the postmortem eyes. For those reviewing the poster, they were able to get a firsthand look at how new clinical imaging technologies could be used to identify potential problems with donor eyes.

    Actually, this is not the first time the digital component was incorporated into an ARVO poster. At last year's meeting, Roger Steinert, MD, chairman of ophthalmology and director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, utilized video in one of his poster presentations. Obviously, this is a case of “repetition is the sincerest form of flattery."

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