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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...
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
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...
A history of known medical conditions, demographics (age/race), and symptoms can give you a working diagnosis on the phone before you ever see the patient. Below is a case that illustrates this fact. My father, a 74 year-old-Caucasian male, called...
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...
Do you agree with the eye doctor’s suspicion of leukemia after this African-American male patient complained about intermittent tunnel vision, stabbing bodily pains, and more? OD's discuss the possible diagnosis options for this patient and his ultimate findings after...
Would you have recognized the signs of malignant hypertension that exacerbated this patient’s kidney failure? This OD identified a serious medical condition that landed a patient in ICU and saved his life! Read & Comment on ODs on Facebook  
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...
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),...
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...
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