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A low myope walks into an optometry clinic… To many, this may sound like the beginning of a successful patient encounter. Correct myopia with a distance prescription; you’ll have a happy patient and a happy practice. In my clinic,...

Space exploration has recently seen a surge in government, industry and public interest that has not existed since the iconic space race of the 1960s. This trend is a product of breakthroughs in rocket and satellite technologies and an...
Keratoconus treatment options have expanded considerably. In the past, patients would be fitted with gas permeable lenses until they could no longer tolerate them or see well enough to function, at which time a corneal transplant would be performed....
Concussions are the biggest hype in social media and sports today on a national level. Parents are getting more and more worried about their children playing football because of the possibility of a head injury and or possible brain...
Am I a good candidate for refractive surgery? We have all been asked this question more times than we can remember. A recent study may help answer that question. The vision-related quality of life of subjects with myopia was...
“Disruption” is the king of all buzz words these days. During this episode of the ODs on Facebook Podcast we will be discussing the current and future impacts of disruptive forces in eyecare. Our guests for this episode are...
A good friend of mine, Dr. Jeff Sonsino, recently posted about what the perfect daily lens would consist of. That got me thinking – what would be the perfect lens? First, it would need to be extremely comfortable. The material...

Dots of Concern

When flu-like symptoms and subretinal inflammation occur concurrently, think APMPPE. Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is an immune-mediated chorioretinal disease. Here’s what you need to know about its neurological and other systemic manifestations. Carlo J. Pelino,...
During the weekend of August 24th, Major League Baseball held a players’ weekend where players from both the National and American league got to choose nicknames to put on the back of their jerseys. However, the league itself decided...
I recently had a 55-year-old patient complaining of blurred distance vision, glare, and halos. When discussing the complaint, he reported it had been an issue for many years. I was skeptical of cataracts. Best visual acuity was 20/40 in...

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