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BLOG: 3 ways to make treating 'problem patients' easier

July 30, 2015

We’ve all dealt with them in the past. Rude, always late, complaining about a variety of imagined maladies, completely inattentive or all of the above, “problem patients” can be the worst part of your day and a sticking point that truly makes you question your desire to continue to practice.

Here are a few things I’ve learned in my practice that may help you.

In the Journals

Fixed-dose combination reduces IOP more than individual components at 1 month

July 30, 2015
A fixed-dose combination of medications reduced IOP significantly more than the constituent components, with minimal side effects, a study found.Investigators evaluated…

Essilor to acquire Vision Source

July 30, 2015
Essilor, a manufacturer of optical lenses, has agreed to acquire Vision Source, a network of independent optometrists, Vision Source announced today.Vision Source will…
Business News

STAAR reports decline in net sales in second quarter

July 30, 2015
STAAR Surgical reported $18.7 million in net sales in the second quarter, a 7% decline from $20 million in the same quarter of 2014, according to a press release. The…
In the Journals

Previously undiagnosed cardiovascular risk factors found in many patients with CRAO

July 30, 2015
A high percentage of patients with nonarteritic central retinal artery occlusion had pre-existing or newly diagnosed cardiovascular risk factors, according to a…
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Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
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Korb: Pioneer of clinical optometry research

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
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