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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...
A 37-year-old female who suffers from recurrent corneal erosions due to EBMD recently presented with a red, painful, itchy rash covering her face. She has shown sensitivity to various things before that presented as a rash, such as various...
As primary eye care providers, our patients will often ask us what they can do for optimal ocular health. Many times our patients are interested in or are already supplementing with over-the-counter eye vitamins such as PreserVision or Ocuvite....
High blood pressure remains a major health issue worldwide, with profound-and often silent-multisystem effects. Systemic hypertension (HTN) is a common health problem—affecting more than 800 million people worldwide—that often remains asymptomatic until late in the disease course. It is a major...
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...
  A diagnostic challenge Always a diagnostic challenge is the hyperopic early teen who presents with mom in tow and brings along a history of increased headaches and blurred vision….and on fundus examination there appear to be full discs. And you...
Why not treat them all? The eye does not function in isolation. In fact, 19th-century physicians skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases branched out by adding otology (ear and vestibular diseases), rhinology (diseases of the nose, including the sinuses),...
After a patient complains of discomfort when closing his eyes, an OD finds this when inverting his eyelid! ODs weigh on the what it could be and give their own experiences. Read & Comment on ODs on Facebook
This Friday did not end well when a patient hypertension had the last exam! Bringing her PCP into the mix covers all bases. Read & Comment on ODs on Facebook
An OD is unclear what the correct course of action is for their patient with very high blood pressure. Do they prescribe medication? Call the patient's PCP to move up their appointment that is 10-days away? Or, is there...

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