Studies have confirmed that good nutrition may have both preventive and therapeutic benefits for the eyes and body, but for ocular health specifically the advantages seem more likely to occur when eating wisely is a lifelong habit rather than a response to a disease.
Treatment of infectious and inflammatory eye diseases with oral pharmaceutical agents requires an extra degree of attentiveness to the patient's history and their risk of adverse or allergic reactions.
Co-management relationships with ophthalmologists differ from community to community, but it's often best for the optometrist to take a proactive role in the pre-and postoperative decision-making and care.
Corneal transplantation is moving away from penetrating keratoplasty toward less invasive endothelial keratoplasty procedures in which only the damaged portion of the cornea is removed and replaced with donor cells.
Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, and, chances are, some of your patients are among them.
The prevalence of carotid artery disease – one of the leading causes of ischemic stroke – increases with advancing age.
Currently, many individuals are living with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and optometrists are likely to have individuals infected with HIV/AIDS present as patients.
For successful diagnosis and management of patients with glaucoma, optometrists must understand the structure-function relationship as the disease progresses and be proficient at performing structural and functional exams using imaging devices that provide reproducible, objective measurements.
The optical industry has been moving toward customization in lens design.
Over the years, normal-tension glaucoma has become a more recognized clinical entity.