I hope everyone had a good and productive Glaucoma Awareness Month. It’s in January, just in case you needed a reminder for when to wear your green ribbon on the lapel of your lab coat.
Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO
Early and correct diagnosis of this congenital retinal vasculopathy vital to improve visual outcomes.
Epiretinal membranes can affect accuracy of a glaucooma diagnosis and disease monitoring
Retinoschisis can make diagnosing open-angle glaucoma especially difficult for optometrists.
I used to show more patients the 20/15 line during a refraction. I’m not sure when I stopped doing that as much—or why. At any rate, most of my refractions stop at 20/20 these days.
Is there room for improvement? You bet there is.
Kids with big optic cups make me leery. They always have. I will say that, like most ODs, I have seen far more cases of pediatric physiologic cupping than I have of pediatric glaucoma.
Giving thanks sounds like a great idea. The enterprise seems easy enough. However, the days come and the days go with me not exercising the giving of thanks nearly enough. So, here goes…
Over this past summer, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to deliver a speech to the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry residency class of 2019.
I don’t like to read. I never did, and, still today, I’m more of a “wait until the movie comes out” kind of guy. I’m very fortunate in that our kids take after their mother in this regard (among others).