As people age, the desire to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin increases. Blepharoplasty has become a popular option amongst the aging population, but some believe eyelid taping may be able to yield the same results.
Modern Medicine Cases
Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a mechanical irritation, and it can masquerade as other conditions. This case illustrates how contact lens instability leads to a diagnosis of GPC.
Undiagnosed ocular trauma could lead to more complicated ocular problems for patients if left untreated. Leo P. Semes, OD, FAAO, looks at one case in which optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) helped diagnose and treat a patient successfully.
A new study shows that omega-3 supplements offer the same benefits as the study's placebo, olive oil. Researchers and other experts discuss trial results and what's next for ODs treating dry eye.
Corneal ectasia is one of the worst outcomes of laser eye surgery (LASIK). One OD takes a look at the importance of operating on good candidates and the newest technologies to do so succesfully.
Study groups can help their members via group discussion and sharing. If you’re looking to form or join a study group, find out what leads to success.
Corneal filaments frequently recur after removal, and resolution occurs only by treating the patient’s underlying inflammation. This case illustrates the need to move to atypical therapies, such as N-acetylcysteine.
A new study shows that mean blood sugar levels as reflected by glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were strongly associated with cognitive decline and dementia.
Genetic testing is becoming more successful and is expanding in scope. Understand how the process works and how to guide your patients through it. Find out what is involved and how to manage genetic testing…plus access a list of resources for you and your patient.
With patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery, optometrists ensure a stable ocular surface before the surgeon performs preoperative calculations.