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The need to treat before referring

Treating dry eye and ocular surface disease BEFORE cataract and corneal surgeries to maximize the potential for the best visual outcome— what an easy concept! Before referring a patient for any refractive surgery, it is vitally important to be cognizant of any dry eye disease and corneal surface issues that a patient may be dealing with. The earlier optometrists can identify and treat the condition, the better the surgical outcomes for the ophthalmologists.

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Jade Coats
Practicing Optometry in Northwest Arkansas, Dr. Coats works at McDonald Eye Associates focusing on peri-operative surgical management, ocular disease, and dry eye. She attended the University of Arkansas and graduated magna cum laude from the Southern College of Optometry.