Although primary lacrimal canaliculitis accounts for only 2% to 4% of lid pathologies, it is important to recognize, as misdiagnosis may result in delayed treatment and worsening infection.
Topical and oral antibiotics, warm compresses and digital manipulation are common initial therapy, although the time between presentation and accurate diagnosis often leads to concretions deep within the canaliculus. Complete removal of the infection and any concretions requires surgical intervention.
Being an optometrist can feel a lot like being a detective. A patient presents with reduced vision—and it could be almost anything. Sleuthing out the underlying cause is often what makes our clinic experience so enjoyable and challenging.
The importance of diagnosis is pervasive this month in our 9th Annual Retina Report and part two of our new series, Take Charge of Glaucoma. Here’s a preview.
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry says that the average educational indebtedness for optometry school grads with debt was $174,165 in 2016-17.
When there’s legislative activity going on focused on a topic—like updating the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act—it might be tempting to do nothing.