Dr. Rafieetary is a consultative optometric physician at the Charles Retina Institute in Memphis. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry as well as the American Board of Certification.
Patient education vs patient relations?September 9th 2020
• Relatable patient education improves quality of care and prognosis • Although patients with moderate NPDR without DME can be followed every 6 to 9 months, when macular involvement is present patient needs more frequent follow-up • Patients with diabetic retinopathy need to be informed about importance of follow-up care even in the absence of their vision changes
What we can learn from managing diabetic patientsMay 12th 2015
Many diabetics neglect their eyecare due to not knowing and/or misunderstanding the effects of diabetes to the eyes and visual system. Much of the inadequacies in patient education can be attributed to the absence or insufficient communication among healthcare providers, including optometrists, and our patients.