There has recently been much discussion regarding optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging studies with respect to neurodegenerative disease.1 The retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) is, after all, part of the
Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO
As doctors of optometry, we believe that proper eye health (I include vision as part of eye health) is essential to maximizing one’s quality of life.
Every so often a situation to which I am not accustomed presents itself to my practice.
Treatments continue to evolve, and glaucoma treatments are no different. When treating glaucoma patients, it is important to stay up to date on new technologies and continue to monitor IOP.
When I was in college, a friend of mine once halfheartedly scoffed at the notion that I wanted to go to optometry school.
Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, discusses how exercises including yoga impact patients who have glaucoma.
The effect alcohol consumption has on glaucoma has been discussed for years. Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, talks about the correlation between alcohol consumption and its impact on intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucoma.
No one else is going to explain what ODs do or how we are important to our communities. It’s our job, and no one else will do it for us.
Factors such as age, family history, and race are not modifiable. One OD examines how a change in dietary habits may be beneficial in treating those suffering from glaucoma.
Chief Optometric Editor Ben Casella refuses to turn patients away if they cannot pay. He reminds himself—and all ODs—that the burden of care can be shared instead of carried alone.