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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...
I sense that as ODs, we do not get much training or even discussion on the concept of clinical failure. We are taught treatments for a given pathologic process, and we initiate them. As interns, if we are lucky,...
“That ain’t workin’...that’s the way you do it!” Dire Straits Last month, I described some tips regarding practicing optometry on an ophthalmology model. It’s worked for me, but not all of these ideas are for everyone. Many practices rely heavily...
One of the long-term hot topics on ODs on Facebook is that of patient scheduling and volume. We each have our individual styles, some of which are self-determined, and some of which are forced upon us. Let’s look at...

“You just can’t take the effect, and make it the cause…..” The White Stripes Talk about a hot topic! Without much controversy on the OD side, our efforts at myopia control are gaining steam. The science is really cooking, and...
“Worn out phrases and longing gazes won’t get you where you want to go. No!” The Mammas and the Pappas. Let’s give this lyric a “maybe, maybe not.” Do you have phrases and expressions that you use every day, without thought,...
I’m thinking that I don’t, but I love this movie quote. Let’s talk about the ups and downs of using humor in practice. My longtime dentist had played football at Princeton University. At my last exam, he told the story of how...
It’s been a pretty cool decade in the field of external disease. As ODs, we are confident and sophisticated in treating patients with new knowledge and therapies. The area of dry eye has been particularly explosive, with thought leaders...
Let’s take a venture on the clinical side this month. A few columns back, I had described my interest in ocular inflammation. Dry eye and allergy certainly fit, but the internal inflammation and associated systemic diseases get my motor...
I’m feeling a little testy on ophthalmic testing this month. It’s the application of science and statistical validity in our field, an area that seems to get very little attention. The key word is “outcomes,” and is the common...

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