A 47–year–old contact lens patient presented with a chief complaint of redness and irritation after wearing her lenses in excess of eight hours per day. How can we prevent this patient from dropping out of contact lenses and improve her comfort?
Provides you with invaluable clinical information and management strategies for a host of ocular conditions - from dry eye and corneal infection to retinal artery occlusion and neuro-ophthalmic disease.
Third nerve palsies can be alarming, because the diagnosis may potentially point to an aneurysm or a space–occupying mass. When should I be concerned?
A failure to diagnose is one of the most common reasons that patients file malpractice cases against optometrists. And, without question, glaucoma is the most frequently missed diagnosis I’ve observed as an expert witness.
A failure to diagnose is one of the most reasons that patients file malpractice cases against optometrists. And, without question, glaucoma is the most frequently missed diagnosis I’ve observed as an expert witness.
FDA clinical trials principally are developed to determine if a drug or device can demonstrate safety and efficacy. However, they also provide a potential treatment avenue for patients with sight-threatening diseases at times when no other options may exist.
Although most of the pearls you receive each week are clinical in nature, it is always vitally important to remain aware of prescription programs that can save your patients significant money.
A study of 3,500 men and women ages 65 and older uncovered a startling correlation between the use of oral anticholinergic agents and an increased risk of dementia. The authors also found a linear correlation between dementia severity and the dosage/duration of these medications.
Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a somewhat rare systemic autoimmune condition that’s often under–diagnosed. However, optometrists must be keenly aware of its impact on tear film production and ocular surface health. A new test may improve how clinicians detect and diagnose the condition.
I’ve served as an expert witness in numerous malpractice cases over the course of my career. Each courtroom experience has yielded invaluable insight into the potential legal pitfalls of day–to–day clinical practice. This week, we’ll focus on the potential challenges associated with making a prompt diagnosis of a retinal detachment.
Although you will see very few cases of Zika virus in your clinics, many patients likely will ask about the condition and whether it can affect their eyes. Having answers to their questions instills patient confidence in both you and your practice.
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