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I am a bit of an over-achiever. I want all my patients to have perfect outcomes, and I don’t like surprises. When I send a patient for surgery, I make a note in my referral letter as to what the...
Over the past few years, there seems to be an explosion of attention given to meibomian gland dysfunction/disease (MGD). First described by Dr. Donald Korb and associates (what’s new? He has brought us GPC, lid wiper epitheliopathy, and a...
Amniotic membranes have become a popular choice among practitioners for corneal related issues. These stem cell contact lenses can be used for dry eye, corneal abrasions, recurrent corneal erosions, corneal ulcers, filamentary keratitis, corneal ulcers, chemical burns, and more!...
It's as simple as a phone call... According to numerous studies, contact lens dropout hovers around 15%.1-6 Although patients may have trouble with their contact lenses, sometimes it is unknown if and when contact lens drop out occurs. Perhaps a...
Coordinating with other healthcare professionals in the care of diabetic patients allows optometrists to take proactive measures against severe vision loss. Recent research has shed more light on the intensity of the diabetes epidemic in the US—indicating a 45% increase...
Keratoconus prevalence: Much more common than previously thought Previously, the frequency of keratoconus was most commonly reported to be 1 in 2,000, a value based on a registration study in Olmsted County, Minnesota, conducted 1935-1982; the study reported a prevalence...
Babyboomers are aging, and they have high expectations for their vision. They want to see everything and are more willing to pay for it. As premium surgeries continue to increase and expectations continue to be set high, we need...
In the world of vision rehabilitation, there are a few staple techniques such as the Brock string, Hart Charts, and vectograms that improve a patient’s visual function. Every now and then, these techniques need to be manipulated to increase...

Feeling the Pressure? This month, let’s reflect on the advances in glaucoma care. Back in the Land Before Time and iPhones, circa 1983, our optometry curriculum included extensive work in glaucoma care. Excitement was high, in anticipation of the coming...
Are you tired of just “spinning the wheels?” Don’t take this the wrong way, I do understand that spinning the phoropter dials is the foundation of optometric care – prescribing spectacle lenses is where it all started!1 We apply the...

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