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Study: Low vision interventions can prevent depression

July 11, 2014

A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that combining low vision rehabilitation with mental health support halved the incidence of depression in patients with age-related macular degeneration.

In the Low Vision Depression Prevention Trial (VITAL), Rovner and colleagues evaluated the role of behavior activation and low vision rehabilitation compared to supportive therapy and low vision rehabilitation.

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BLOG: Managing hypertension as an optometric physician

July 8, 2014
For many of us who began our optometric careers in the days before therapeutic drug laws, the idea of managing a medical problem without the privileges to write for the…
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Prompt diagnosis, treatment, referral essential for giant cell arteritis

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2014
Joseph Hallak, OD, PhD; Joseph Bacotti, MD; Veronica Khaimov, OD
A 73-year-old white female presented to the office on an emergency basis because she could not see out of her right eye upon waking that morning. Her medical history was…
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Successful collaborations valuable for optometry, other specialties, patients

June 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- In a poster presented at Optometry's Meeting, Melissa Vitek, OD, and colleagues found that health care delivery, patient outcomes, education and…

Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights

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7/25/2014
Blepharitis Management: Current Thinking and Clinical Insights
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A Fluoroquinolone with Broad Spectrum Antibiotic Potency

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3/24/2014
Watch as leading optometrists discuss the signs and symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis and weigh various treatment…
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Study: Low vision interventions can prevent depression

July 11, 2014
A study recently published in Ophthalmology found that combining low vision rehabilitation with mental health support halved the incidence of…
Industry News

BLOG: Managing hypertension as an optometric physician

July 8, 2014
For many of us who began our optometric careers in the days before therapeutic drug laws, the idea of managing a medical problem without the…
PCON CE Publication Exclusive

Prompt diagnosis, treatment, referral essential for giant cell arteritis

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2014
Joseph Hallak, OD, PhD; Joseph Bacotti, MD; Veronica Khaimov, OD
A 73-year-old white female presented to the office on an emergency basis because she could not see out of her right eye upon waking that morning. Her…
Meeting News Coverage

Successful collaborations valuable for optometry, other specialties, patients

June 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA -- In a poster presented at Optometry's Meeting, Melissa Vitek, OD, and colleagues found that health care delivery, patient outcomes…
Meeting News Coverage

Optometrists can have important role in diagnosing chronic pain

June 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – As illustrated in a poster presented at Optometry's Meeting, optometrists can improve patient care by targeting ocular and…
Meeting News Coverage

Optometry schools report increasing interprofessional education, persisting barriers

June 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – While U.S. optometry schools are progressively implementing interprofessional education, a poster presented at Optometry's…

Comanagement improves patient care, drives referrals

Primary Care Optometry News, May 2014
Scott B. Han, OD, FAAO
Building long-term relationships with specialists and experts outside of eye care benefits both your patients and your practice. When we examine…
PCON Reports

Optometry’s role increases in identifying, treating concussion

Primary Care Optometry News, April 2014
Visual pathways alone account for more than 50% of the brain’s pathways and, therefore, are commonly affected in concussion, according…
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Multidisciplinary approach best for patients with brain injury

Primary Care Optometry News, April 2014
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
Several years ago, I was asked to render an opinion involving a young adult involved in a motorcycle accident. As was typical for the time, as an…
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BLOG: Nutrition society to host spring symposium

March 18, 2014
The Ocular Nutrition Society will host a continuing education conference in conjunction with Vision Expo East in New York next week.The March 30…
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