A patient who presents with congenital optic disc pit (CODP) is at risk for developing optic disc pit maculopathy (ODPM). Despite our current understanding of this complication, no consensus regarding the optimal treatment for ODPM exists. Here, we review the presentation, diagnosis and surgical options for a patient who presented with this condition.
We all know that dry eye is one of the most common complaints of patients walking into an eye doctor’s office. Dry eye is associated with older age, the female sex and prolonged use of digital screens. It can also be associated with and exacerbated by certain systemic and ocular medications. Understanding which medications may affect dry eye helps practitioners identify, diagnose and treat patients’ dry eye more effectively.
As optometrists, we are integral to treating both dry eye disease (DED) and glaucoma at the earliest stages, yet our care is too often reactive. Research shows the comorbidity of DED in patients treated topically for ocular hypertension and glaucoma could be as high as 59%. We have many strategies in our arsenal to help patients get the glaucoma treatments they need without necessarily compromising their ocular surface health.
Speakers have been announced for the inaugural Women In Optometry Summit, Flex Your Superpowers, on Wed., June 19.