I practice in a multidisciplinary setting where professional collaborative engagement of all medical specialties is highly valued and practiced on a daily basis.
Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO
An interesting ophthalmologic emergency room (ER) study found that 40.5 percent of the patients who reported to the ER for an eye-related condition used a self-prescribed therapy to solve their eye problems.1
I am fortunate to practice in a setting where my patient’s full medical and drug therapy is readily available.
Digital eye strain (also referred to as computer vision syndrome [CVS], is a condition characterized by visual disturbance and/or ocular discomfort related to the use of digital devices.
A recent patient’s medical history revealed that he suffered from hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). This was not the first time that I encountered a patient with this unusual dermatologic pathology.
As people age, the desire to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin increases. Blepharoplasty has become a popular option amongst the aging population, but some believe eyelid taping may be able to yield the same results.
Demodex has been associated with inflammation of the lid margin and eyelash loss in patients. Take a closer look at mites and microorganisms to consider if, in moderation, they may be beneficial.
The Precision Medicine Initiative offers a model to customize treatment for each individual patient. Katherine M. Mastrota, MS, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO explains why using precision medicine to treat dry eye disease can be beneficial for the OD and patient.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices designed to deliver nicotine in a solution rather than smoke without tobacco combustion. Perceived by consumers as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are aggressively marketed as lifestyle-choice consumables.