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ADHD prevalence greatest in children with uncorrected vision problems

February 11, 2016

Researchers found that children in a large national sample who had vision problems were more likely to have a current diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than those without vision problems.

The study encompassed 75,171 children without intellectual impairment who were 4 to 17 years old and part of the 2011 to 2012 National Survey of Children’s Health, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Various retinal disorders exhibit similar clinical features

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2016
Len V. Koh, OD, PhD, MBA, FAAO
Macular edema is the most common cause of visual disturbance and reduced vision in various retinal disorders. Although their clinical features are similar in appearance…
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Patient experiences ‘flowery’ vision, personality changes

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2016
Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO; Paige Nash, BS
An 82-year-old white female presented to the eye clinic with complaints of “flowery” spots in her vision that occurred up to seven times per week. These…

Close comanagement relationship results in optimal patient outcomes

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2016
Jeffery J. Machat, MD, FRCSC, DABO; Sondra Black, OD
Optometrists today have more career choices than ever before. As generations of patients and their demands have changed, so have the options to treat them.While the…
In the Journals

ADHD prevalence greatest in children with uncorrected vision problems

February 11, 2016
Researchers found that children in a large national sample who had vision problems were more likely to have a current diagnosis of attention deficit…
PCON CE

Various retinal disorders exhibit similar clinical features

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2016
Len V. Koh, OD, PhD, MBA, FAAO
Macular edema is the most common cause of visual disturbance and reduced vision in various retinal disorders. Although their clinical features are…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Patient experiences ‘flowery’ vision, personality changes

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2016
Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO; Paige Nash, BS
An 82-year-old white female presented to the eye clinic with complaints of “flowery” spots in her vision that occurred up to seven times…

Close comanagement relationship results in optimal patient outcomes

Primary Care Optometry News, January 2016
Jeffery J. Machat, MD, FRCSC, DABO; Sondra Black, OD
Optometrists today have more career choices than ever before. As generations of patients and their demands have changed, so have the options to treat…
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BLOG: Corneal inlays could be the answer for emmetropic presbyopes

January 15, 2016
Now that the AcuFocus Kamra corneal inlay is approved for presbyopia in the U.S., doctors are asking how this technology will fit the…
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ODs in ‘perfect position’ to educate patients with diabetes

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2015
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
Today I saw a certain long-term patient on my schedule ... and winced. While I have always enjoyed seeing her, over the past few years I have become…

OCT assists ODs in diabetes care

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2015
To properly diagnose and treat patients with diabetes, our optometry experts recommended optical coherence tomography for detecting either subtle…
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Patient presents with recent-onset facial muscle spasms

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2015
Kathryn Dailey, BS; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
An 85-year-old white female was referred to our clinic by her optometrist for evaluation of recent-onset facial muscle spasms. The patient reported…
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ODs can manage neuro-ophthalmic disease with careful exam, diagnostic testing

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2015
Michael DelGiodice, OD, FAAO
The evaluation of patients with neuro-ophthalmic disease can be complex. Recognizing pertinent signs and symptoms will allow for timely diagnosis and…
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Health care reform increases ODs’ role in diabetes care

Primary Care Optometry News, December 2015
In a perfect world, all health care providers involved in the care of patients with diabetes would take an active role in disease management, patient…
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