A 42-year-old black male reported to the office with a chief complaint of red, irritated eyes that was present in both eyes, but worse in his left than his right. He explained that the redness had been progressively getting worse and was only temporarily relieved by an over-the-counter anti-allergy drop. His systemic and ocular histories were unremarkable and he denied exposure to chemicals or allergies of any kind.
Primary eye care practices often encounter issues relating to the neurological system. One of the first signs of a serious neurological issue may, in fact, be extraocular muscle (EOM) abnormalities that manifest during diagnostic testing. While basic sensory motor testing is part of any comprehensive ophthalmic examination, performing extended testing is not—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a place in optometric practice.
You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening.
Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.
Nine women ODs were honored during the fourth annual Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry magazine.