What do you do after your questions are answered? I often hear Docs aren't asking enough questions. But I have to question if more questions are really the answer. Great questions open the door for personalized solutions. No question, without a...
A diagnostic challenge Always a diagnostic challenge is the hyperopic early teen who presents with mom in tow and brings along a history of increased headaches and blurred vision….and on fundus examination there appears to be full discs. And you...
What would you do? I’ve been reading up on the American Optometric Association (AOA) Contact Lens and Cornea Section about tips for contact lenses. Of course, the answers all stem from peer-reviewed literature and science and other supportive facts, but...
A 45-year-old female patient presented as a walk-in to our clinic with the chief complaint a swollen and painful right eye. She reported dizziness but denied diplopia, fever, and history of any trauma. She stated that her symptoms had...
The formation of Aira Google Glass was first announced to the public in 2012 and even debuted a prototype at a Foundation Fighting Blindness meeting that same year which created a buzz in the blind and visually impaired community about...
Topography has become an indispensable tool in cataract surgery. Originally developed for keratorefractive procedures, it is now used to determine candidacy for corneal as well as cataract procedures. Preoperatively, it was used to determine if the keratometry readings are appropriate...
Elevated lesions of the conjunctiva such as pingueculae and pterygia oftentimes present challenges in fitting the patient desiring refractive correction with contact lenses. These lesions can be irritated and thus become inflamed from a contact lens that has a...
Why not treat them all? The eye does not function in isolation. In fact, 19th-century physicians skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases branched out by adding otology (ear and vestibular diseases), rhinology (diseases of the nose, including the sinuses),...
The prevalence of glaucoma and ocular surface disease A large number of my glaucoma patients express to me that their eyes are red, burn, feel irritated, and their vision fluctuates throughout the day. They wish there was a way to...
Seeing without believing How often do you ask your visually impaired patients the following question: “Do you ever see things you know aren’t real?” This is an important question that is often overlooked. Patients rarely volunteer information about hallucinating for fear...

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