Many technologies have hit the scene to help improve the way doctor and patients interact. One OD gives the four technologies that have helped take her doctor/patient interactions to the next level.
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Corneal filaments frequently recur after removal, and resolution occurs only by treating the patient’s underlying inflammation. This case illustrates the need to move to atypical therapies, such as N-acetylcysteine.
Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD—Associate dean for research, The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, discusses working with kids, myopia, and In-N-Out Burger.
A new study shows that smart glasses reduce symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in individuals with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Two ODs weigh in on the study and why it shows promise for future treatment options.
The evolution of e-reading had some once proclaiming books are dead. One OD tells how old and new technologies can flourish side-by-side like books and e-reading and how one book and author has influenced his life.
Genetic testing is becoming more successful and is expanding in scope. Understand how the process works and how to guide your patients through it. Find out what is involved and how to manage genetic testing…plus access a list of resources for you and your patient.
Patients present with contact lens discomfort for a variety of reasons. Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, and David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, explain why proper lid hygiene may be the key to increasing contact lens comfort.
Even though the loss of revenue or fear of the loss of revenue is the reason ODs wish at times to join online glasses sales, consider five reasons why online glasses sales may not be in the best interest of the OD.
The general public as well as some ODs have forgotten the extend of our core training. We have to educate our patients more thoroughly about why we do what we do and why it matters that they have an annual eye exam.
With patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery, optometrists ensure a stable ocular surface before the surgeon performs preoperative calculations.