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A 36-year-old Caucasian female was referred for pre-septal cellulitis unresponsive to oral antibiotics. The patient reported a “bump” in the middle of her eyelid that became tender and swollen over 3 days. Her optometrist started her on Augmentin 875mg...
It is 4PM on a Friday afternoon. A 67 YO patient walks into your office with loss of vision. Two days earlier they noticed sudden, painless vision loss in their left eye. You find an acute central retinal artery...
A patient is livid with his eye doctor after having difficulty inserting and removing contact lenses—and may have reported him to the board. Is this patient justified in his actions towards an OD after the OD tried to help...
An urgent care diagnosis didn't sit right with this OD. After careful examination, the patient was sent immediately to the ER for an MRI. Great save by an OD as it turned out to be a brain hemorrhage! Read &...
Keratoconus in the U.S. was classically a “wait and see” corneal disease. Though improvements in vision could be obtained, traditionally with rigid gas permeable lenses, we as practitioners could do nothing to intervene and stop the progressive nature of the...
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...
Check out this quick tip to document retinal pathology for a shot you may not be able to pick up with a traditional retinal camera! Using your phone to take a clinical picture may be easier than you think! Read...
Sometimes, an optometric exam can mean the difference between life and death. This patient is a 47 year old, white male with no complaints and 20/20 vision in each eye. Only medical condition is thyroid dysfunction for which he takes levothyroxine....
What a patient first describes as a jump rope turns out to be a bungee cord! An optometrist reminds the community to always dilate when this fundus image reveals what can happen after one patient gets hit with a...
It's no secret that sports are king in America Most of us have participated in school or club sports as children and teenagers and many of us continue to be involved in sports as adults whether as amateur athletes, fans...
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