Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella, OD, FAAO, shares what is happening—or not happening—in his practice.
Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO
Reach past conventional therapies and give alternatives a try
Going to St. Louis, MO, for a couple of days in the dead of winter is not at the top of the to-do list for this Georgia boy. Nothing against St. Louis. I love that city. But, why should I travel there in January?
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.
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.