Good communication is key when it comes to keeping patient needs at the forefront of care.
A rapid-fire view of 2019’s best innovations in optometry— that stood out the most to ODs.
Misdiagnosing neuropathy and over-reliance on OCT imaging results are two examples
Kids with big optic cups make me leery. They always have. I will say that, like most ODs, I have seen far more cases of pediatric physiologic cupping than I have of pediatric glaucoma.
Artificial intelligence (AI) may hold the answers to some of the biggest challenges in optometry, according to Nahida Akter, PhD; Jack Phu, OD, PhD, FAAO; and Christopher Clark, OD, PhD, at the 2019 American Academy of Optometry meeting i
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.
Eye care is an ever-evolving field, and 2019 brought with it several advances in approach and technique that surgeons need to keep in mind as they adopt the latest best practices in glaucoma surgery.
Over this past summer, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to deliver a speech to the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry residency class of 2019.
Whenever I deem a case of viral conjunctivitis to be significant enough to warrant the prescription of a topical steroid, I have a very brief discussion with the patient beforehand.
The task of diagnosing normal-tension glaucoma can be challenging and illusive. I have debated (and ultimately argued for) its very existence in lecture presentations.