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When it comes to patient education and ocular disease management, ODs are often asked the inevitable question “Is there anything else I can do?” In addition to Amsler grids, AREDS supplements, or prescriptions for Latanoprost, some patients seek additional...
We would like to share something that we suspect you might not have ever heard about before but think you will find very interesting and hopefully useful. Since 1995, Dr. Debby Feinberg has been working on a new approach to...
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...

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