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When flu-like symptoms and subretinal inflammation occur concurrently, think APMPPE. Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE) is an immune-mediated chorioretinal disease. Here’s what you need to know about its neurological and other systemic manifestations. Carlo J. Pelino,...

https://youtu.be/pXDoNRYuJK8 Dr. Jessica Steen is an attending optometric physician and instructor of ocular pharmacology at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Topics covered include: How different vascular diseases affect the eye, how to detect these diseases, and the best ways to...
https://youtu.be/VhVMU6v2mzE Dr. Hammond is a professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UGA. Some topics covered include: How diet and exercise directly affect the brain, how different light sources can be helpful or damaging to the eyes, and how supplements should...
https://youtu.be/gYfiSBcpok8 Dr. Robert Lustig is Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of "Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease" and "The Hacking of The American Mind:...
https://youtu.be/y9OhkwaMgOM Dr. Stuart Richard is Chief of optometry and James Lovell health center in northern Chicago — PhD in human physiology and biophysics from Chicago Medical School — associate professor of family and preventive medicine at Chicago Medical School, Illinois...
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...
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