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Precision medicine aims to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease. Technological advances are enabling scientists to peer into the human genome, revealing a detailed portrait of genetic mutations that drive these diseases. The availability of high quality phenotype information is essential for developing effective precision medicine tools for glaucomamanagement. Collecting phenotypic information from large populations will allow us to develop tools to better manage glaucoma using unique attributes that are predictive of outcomes and create personalized treatment plans. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) can provide this high quality phenotype information. One of the challenges to utilizing OCT imaging is to identify poor quality scans, identify segmentation failures and correct them. Instrument built-in software still fail to identify a relatively large number of poor quality scans. This is a real problem as a considerable number of studies1-8 reported relatively high rates of low-quality retinal images in the range of 4.85–20.8%. Moreover, OCT built-in software provide many measurements (e.g. RNFL thickness, macula thickness, rim area, etc.) that rely on accurate segmentation of retinal layers. The rate of segmentation failure depends on the instrument, scan type, and can be higher in patients with advanced disease and high myopia. Identifying and correcting segmentation failures is time consuming and not appropriate for using OCT images as big data in high-throughput collaborations and not efficient for teleophthalmology programs. For these reasons, we developed a high throughput image processing pipeline for automated
Functions under physician supervision. Responsibilities include: taking patient history, diagnostic vision exams, Humphrey field exam; Ishihara color vision test; Brightness Acuity Test and Potential Acuity Meter; pachymetry. Able to set up and assist in intravitreal injections, lasers, cryopexy and pneumatic retinopexy in a busy retina clinic environment. Works as the late technician and closes clinics daily.
Ability to work under pressure, calmly and efficiently, and to cope with and prioritize variable workloads under variable work demands, producing laboratory results in a timely fashion.
Ability to perform visual acuity and measurement of eye refractive error.
Ability to perform tonometry and field of vision tests.
Accuracy and efficiency in positive patient identification when performing clinical tests and transcribing test results.
Knowledge of proper sterile and safety procedures in a laboratory setting.
Knowledge of patient confidentiality regulations in accordance with State and Clinical guidelines.
Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of professional staff and patients with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to instruct and demonstrate technical procedures to physicians, technicians, residents and fellows.
Knowledge of medical terminology and clinical equipment.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Recommend having attended an ophthalmic assistant course and willingness to attain Ophthalmic Assistant certification through JCAHPO.
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