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https://youtu.be/j3uZLIdsY-E Dr. Tom Lewis — a medical scientist, has a PhD, from MIT and Harvard, public health -- Expert in Alzheimer's, neuroscience-generative disease. Topics covered include: The importance of reducing your body’s engagement with toxicity, the three disease mechanism hypothesis, how...
As the coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, starts to sweep across America the three states most affected are still New York with 4,100+ outbreaks, Washington with 1,000+ outbreaks, and California with 800+ outbreaks. Coming in fourth on the list with 700+...
Keratoconus treatment options have expanded considerably. In the past, patients would be fitted with gas permeable lenses until they could no longer tolerate them or see well enough to function, at which time a corneal transplant would be performed....
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...
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...
https://youtu.be/porFRmrNti0 Dr. Chris A. Knobbe is the founder of the Cure AMD Foundation and the author of "Ancestral Dietary Strategy to Prevent and Treat Macular Degeneration". Topics covered include: a brief history of macular degeneration’s connection to processed foods, the danger...
I have a habit of perseverating on patients that present as clinical oddities. Patient whose clinical diagnostic puzzles may not be particularly pathological or emergent, just out of the box, keeping me interested. One particular patient, I see every...
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,...
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,...
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...
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