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Persistent keratitis, corneal ulcers, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, chronic exposure keratopathy, corneal neovascularization, and neurotrophic disease can be especially difficult to treat. Steroids, antibiotics, cyclosporin, lifitegrast and amniotic membranes may fail in some cases. Insurance may not cover medications deemed medically necessary. For some,...
Now begins the annual whirlwind of parties, large family meals, and celebration. With so many opportunities to over-indulge, I am implementing a new strategy this Holiday season. The retina strategy. That is, steering my consumption toward those foods that...
Presbyopia is a highly prevalent condition, affecting 2.1 billion people worldwide by 2020.(1) In the US alone, presbyopia affects approximately 90 million adults, and approximately one in four patients are seen by optometrists.(2) Presbyopes compose the largest patient population,...
Optometric disease management is so mainstream that there are limited encounters which seem that intimidating until a child with a challenge is in our chair, then all bets are off. A pediatric eye exam is a work of art...
Have you ever worked with a really tough contact lens patient, refined and dispensed the “perfect” fitting contact lens only to find out at follow-up that after very minimal wear time the lens becomes uncomfortable, vision blurs or fluctuates,...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the newest and perhaps the most dynamic segment in eye care at the moment. AI leverages a computer science approach known as machine learning to allow computers to self-learn how to best perform a specific...
As imaging technologies continue to develop, OCT brings us anterior segment applications. On the forefront is anterior segment OCT of the epithelial layer of the cornea. Optovue (FREMONT, CA) obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its epithelial...
Contact lens discomfort, along with contact lens dropout, are highly prevalent conditions. (1-7) The complete discontinuation of contact lenses is referred to as contact lens dropout. Contact lens dropout remains around 15-20%, even with advanced contact lens materials. A recent...
Some of the more common things I hear when talking with colleagues about referrals to ophthalmology are these: I have a great relationship with Dr. OMD. They send me letters back and they send the patient back for post-op care. My OMD is...
As eye care providers, we seek to rule out ocular pathology, some of which can present in patients who completely lack any visual symptoms. These cases can be the most challenging from a clinical perspective because we are analyzing...

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