Anti-VEGF treatments are used in many aspects of retinal eyecare, but when applied to patients who just suffered a stroke, mortality rates appear to rise. We explore the nutrient molecule resveratrol and how it may be the key in treating these patients.
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.
The treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) with supplements shouldn't be left to chance. Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO, discusses why gambling with AMD supplementation may be risky.
See if your city made the list and why ODs who live in these healthiest cities think they made the cut.
Science is evolving, and practices will soon find themselves in a moral quagmire. Detection and clinical staging of AD using vision and ophthalmic imaging are close at hand.
One of the greatest ongoing food fights in eye care concerns the role of antioxidants and zinc in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) prevention and the movement of genetic testing from the theoretical research lab to applied science.
When your pediatric patient presents with irritated, itchy eyelids with reddened lid margins, diagnosing blepharitis may be the easy part of patient care. Implementing a treatment regimen for patients who are infants, toddlers, or school-age children, requires optometrists to use not only their knowledge but their clinical art of practice as well.
Avoiding sunlight entirely appears to be a misdirection. Melanoma is inversely related to latitude and inadequate acclimation (i.e., increased melanization and epidermal thickening), which carries the risk of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer—common in northern latitudes.
At this moment, optometric leaders are seemingly wedged between fighting against online refractions and spectacles and fighting for “follow the money/ophthalmologic care.”