Prior to laser vision correction, ODs carefully examine the cornea. They evaluate the tear film, meibomian glands, curvature of both the front and back of the cornea; and measure overall corneal thickness.
A common symptom, dry eye can have an adverse impact on visual recovery and outcomes
I have enjoyed working in a laser referral center for the better part of my career. I have seen procedure volume grow, plummet, then grow and decline again, and now back to growing.
As director of optometry at a surgical center where almost all of our patients are referred by their ODs, high-level comanagement is part of what I do every day.
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Technicians play an invaluable role in eye care.
Some colleagues of mine have reminded me that what ODs tell their patients prior to surgery is going to be an expectation, and things that happen after the procedure that are not discussed are considered complications.
Researchers in countless labs and clinics around the globe work hard to expand the knowledge base of eye care. Sometime in the future, the results of this research will enhance our patient care.
Our patients have numerous choices regarding advanced technology and eye care. Advances range from how patients check in for an appointment to what tools a surgeon uses to dissect tissue. They all have their benefits, and all come at a cost.
Myopia control and prevention has become a popular topic due to more data on myopia becoming available.