Optometrists can play key roles in women’s health, especially in macular degeneration and obesity. Include a conversation about cosmetic use in discussions with female patients as well.
We all know the typical algorithm for our patients having diabetes: Maintain healthy blood sugar and pressure control, get annual dilated eye examinations, and receive laser or anti-VEGF therapy if and when they develop vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR).
It’s been a busy week for ophthalmology research and news after both the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting in Seattle and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
A 33-year-old male attended to University of Alabama at Birmingham Eye Care complaining of blurry vision with either eye at both distance and near. He had a history of spectacle lens wear since childhood but also admitted to losing his glasses in most cases shortly after receiving them.
Many of your patients are interested in maintaining or improving their vision, but they may walk into your office with wrong information.
From new ways of predicting who will and won’t develop diabetes, to new diabetes meds, to new evidence regarding which anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) might be better for your specific patient, the last year has given us better tools for helping our patients with diabetes.
A 27-year-old male whose last eye examination was seven years earlier in India presented to University of Alabama at Birmingham Eye Care for a comprehensive eye examination.
Retinal vascular disease can be difficult to accurately diagnose. There are a myriad of retinal disorders such as retinal phlebitis, retinal arteritis, intraretinal infiltrates, necrotizing retinitis, posterior scleritis, and chorioretinitis that can present with similar findings and complicate the diagnosis.
The area of nutriceutical supplementation for ocular conditions appears to be more contentious than ever. Questions are heatedly argued every day regarding a number of topics, some of which follow. Is this component (nutriceutical) more effective than that component?
Paul Chous, OD, MA, and his scientific team, as published in a recent British Journal of Ophthalmology clinical scientific study, have just raised the bar for public service, professional practice, and fiscal responsibility.