Intense pulsed light (IPL) technology has the potential to revolutionize dry eye management and ocular surface disease.
Laser refractive procedures such as laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) are considered some of the most ground-breaking inventions in elective eye surgery.
Halting glaucoma progression can be challenging, but as it turns out, medication is not the only tool in an OD’s toolbox. Many factors influence glaucoma progression in patients, some of which may be unrelated to the disease itself.
While the science of nutrition has been evolving for years, its role in patient care has long remained elusive.
I practice in a multidisciplinary setting where professional collaborative engagement of all medical specialties is highly valued and practiced on a daily basis.
Let’s face it, dry eye will only become more prominent in our practices by the year 2030. It is estimated that over 61 million patients will reach geriatric ages and need extensive medical care.1
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
With an explosion in the use of digital devices, shifts in diet and other likely contributing factors, eyecare providers are encountering a veritable epidemic of “dry eye.”
Technology and innovation has improved many aspects of health care and eye care, including ocular aesthetics.