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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...

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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...
Optometrists have the ability to carve their own path to practice. During school and residency, it became evident that the way one optometrist practices may be dramatically different from another, in a given day. Some of us can spend...
Back on July 19, 2017, a news article came out from CNN about an ophthalmologist, from the United Kingdom who removed 27 contact lenses fused together by mucus from a 67-year-old woman’s right eye. The woman was getting ready...
A patient called our office reporting a floater that started three days prior and was followed by loss of vision. My front desk triaged the call and scheduled the patient for an appointment two hours later that morning. The...

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