More than a decade ago, lecturers said you didn’t need an OCT to effectively manage glaucoma. While that’s still technically true today, the technology has proven indispensable, and I, for one, wouldn’t be confident in my glaucoma management without it. Here are a few other tools and treatments that are making waves.
Those of us old enough to have lived through the 1970s can probably remember a novelty song called “Junk Food Junkie” from 1976. It was a sly commentary on the health food craze of the time, as Baby Boomers channeled their idealism into health-conscious, planet-friendly lifestyles. This bit of pop culture ephemera wafted through my mind earlier this month when the news broke of a 17-year-old boy whose junk food diet left him blind from optic neuropathy. It was a story tailor-made for viral success on social media: a human tragedy, a cautionary tale and a medical oddity all in one.
A 53-year-old Caucasian female was referred for a suspicious retinal lesion in her right eye. Her ocular history was significant for a radial keratotomy (RK) performed in her right eye more than 20 years earlier with an excellent visual result. The left eye has always been worse.
Speakers have been announced for the inaugural Women In Optometry Summit, Flex Your Superpowers, on Wed., June 19.