Retinoschisis can make diagnosing open-angle glaucoma especially difficult for optometrists.
Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO
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).
Whenever I deem a case of viral conjunctivitis to be significant enough to warrant the prescription of a topical steroid, I have a very brief discussion with the patient beforehand.
Earlier this summer summer, I came across a patient care scenario that I had to learn on the fly.
The task of diagnosing normal-tension glaucoma can be challenging and illusive. I have debated (and ultimately argued for) its very existence in lecture presentations.