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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 &...
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...
When I evaluate patients for ocular surface disease, I always inquire about the main symptom. “If you could describe your main symptom with one word, what would it be? Redness, itching, pain, something in it, dryness, anything like that?” I liken...
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...
How do you price contact lenses? With all the big box retailers and commoditization of contact lenses, optometrists are having to lower their prices to compete. This got me thinking, “How do most optometrists price contact lenses?” In retail, such...
Making a Case for the History There are ever-growing, high-tech diagnostic methods available to us, but the simple case history usually provides 90% of the useful information, with eye examination and diagnostic tests used to confirm the diagnosis.  The clinical evaluation...
Greetings fellow vision enthusiasts! Have you ever watched the eyes a friend or family member glaze over when you try explaining to them how a component of human vision works? Have you ever gotten the sense that people think you...
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