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A 55 yo Hispanic male presented reporting pain along the left side of his head for one day, and an early rash. The skin rash was red, with a few vesicles and no lid edema. Vision was 20/20. Fields were full...
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...
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...
As eye care providers, we seek to rule out ocular pathology, some of which can present in patients who completely lack any visual symptoms. These cases can be the most challenging from a clinical perspective because we are analyzing...
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...
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