Internship diaries – A Missed Spasm

I did my clinical internship at a tertiary hospital, which had many branches. I was posted in the city centre, which unlike a tertiary hospital is smaller and has lesser specialities. There I had come across a patient, 24-year-old female, who complained of severe eye strain, frequent change in spectacles and watering from both eyes for a while.  After the history taking and Visual acuity examinations, I started doing retinoscopy and to my surprise, I found a variable reflex, to anyone who knows retinoscopy knows how rare it is to find a variable reflex.  I tried doing it multiple times with multiple lenses and different distances, and I knew it was an accommodating reflex. I was so excited I asked my colleagues to have a look at it as well. After performing the subjective refraction I gave a tentative diagnosis of accommodative spasm, which requires cycloplegic refraction.  Read More

Researcher’s block

We all have a lot of research ideas but are unsure about how to carry it on, which one to move forward with, will you be able to publish it or is this research topic even valid?

Hang on! I’m here. 

Single answer for all the questions.  

“Skimming through the journals.”

Research

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Tetrachromats – A 100 million Colors

Human tetrachromats?

Though it is a normal phenomenon in several species of Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians and some Mammals, Tetrachromacy is a prodigy in Humans.
Generally, we have 3 colour channels i. e, L, M, S cones responsible for colour vision. But having an extra channel leads to a perceptual difference altogether. This is a rare feet but the literature suggests that almost 12% of women may have this supervision due to a mutation on the X chromosome. If a trichromat can appreciate 1 million colours than a tetrachromat can appreciate 100 million colours.

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Rokid smart glasses for COVID-19

Can glasses check the body temperature?

Rokid, a start-up company in China has designed smart glasses using Augmented Reality and thermal imaging technology for police and security departments to detect COVID-19 patients at public gatherings.

This is the first time in the history of pandemics where Information Technology (IT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is aggressively being used globally, said by CE officer of WHO (Health care emergency programme).

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Spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome

Ever wondered, what happens to the ocular health of astronauts in space?

A general pre and post health assessment will be done for astronauts to check for fitness. As it is a microgravity region, many of the organs in the upper body show significant changes. All these physiological and pathological changes in Astronauts observed in microgravity environment i.e., space is called Spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome (SANS).

Spaceflight

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How to get into a clinical internship in optometry?

Hello Optoms, here I am with another article on a few simple FAQs regarding clinical internships. If you have joined Bachelors in Optometry, there will be a one-year mandatory clinical internship in the final year. This article will help you with the questions you’ve before starting your clinical internship.

Optometry clinical internship

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Nobel laureate- Allvar Gullstrand

Hello guys,

Here I am with another interesting article in the category Today in History on the one and only Ophthalmologist who has been awarded Nobel prize for Ophthalmology related research. Hope you have guessed it by now.

Allvar Gullstrand
This photograph of Allvar Gullstrand with his corneal microscope is reproduced from the British Journal of Ophthalmology 2010; 94:826

Yes, It’s Allvar Gullstrand and it’s his birthday. A Swedish Ophthalmologist and a self-taught mathematician.  Slit-lamp invented by him is the most common inventions of him which every student must have known by now. When I sat down to write this article, I have found tons of information online. So, I will just try to make things as simple as possible.

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How to run a project effectively?

Hello people, Hope you have read my recent article on Project Kickstarter Manual, If not go check it out.  Once you have selected a research topic, it is also essential that you manage and work on it effectively to finish in time. Here are a few simple tips which I learnt during my project days. Hope this will help to keep you motivated on running a project successfully.

How to run a project successfully

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