Giant cell arteritis is a rare, but urgent and potentially life-threatening, presentation that can have ocular consequences. This course details how to tell which patients are likely to have it based on their history and symptoms as well as how to test for it using both imaging and lab work, and reviews the optometrist’s role in treating and comanaging these patients.
Color vision testing is a staple to screen for congenital color vision defects; it’s also helpful to detect or monitor disease progression in patients with various neuro-ophthalmic conditions. Often, a color vision test can be a cost-effective and readily accessible technique to identify and monitor certain ocular diseases and enable earlier intervention.
By now you’ve heard about the death of Frank Fontana, universally known as ‘Uncle
Frank’ throughout optometry. Many of us who were close to him—and that’s hundreds of people at least— are taking it pretty hard. Because Uncle Frank truly did feel like a member of the family.
HSV is the most common infectious cause of blindness in the developed world.1 Risk factors for HSV activation or recurrence include stress, ultraviolet exposure, trauma, menstruation and illness.1,2 Herpetic eye disease (HED) is typically unilateral and recurrent in the same eye. Patients with history of atopy, immune-compromise or immunosuppression can present with bilateral or more recurrent herpetic disease.2
This article walks through five key steps clinicians should take to successfully complete a specialty contact lens fitting and explains how several newer diagnostic instruments can be clinically helpful for novices and veterans alike.
Here, we take a look at what we know—and what remains to be resolved—about conjunctivitis and how best to distinguish between the condition’s various forms.
Most optometrists end up borrowing some money for optometry school.
It can sound so friendly, one of those "tell me about yourself and your goals" kinds of questions.
Ana Vargas, OD, was working as an associate OD at L A Optometrique in Sherman Oaks, California, for about five years when the owners offered her the opportunity to buy the office.