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Young female complains of blurred vision, headache, redness

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Patricia Fulmer, OD

A 24-year-old African-American female presented to our office complaining of blurred vision in both eyes. She had been seen earlier that day by a fellow optometrist who made a same-day referral to our practice for management.

The patient stated that the blurriness began 3 weeks prior and had gradually worsened. She described a “white fog over everything” that was more debilitating in the left compared with the right eye. She also reported pain in the left eye; headache; and redness, flashes and floaters in both eyes. The headache was located toward the front of the head and around the eyes and had been occurring once a day, although the patient was unsure of the exact duration. Oral over-the-counter pain medication provided mild relief.

YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Darcy Eberle, OD; Dianne Kowing, OD, FAAO; Ruth Hyatt, OD; William Dunn, MD, FACS
A 56-year-old certified ophthalmic technician presented for a comprehensive eye examination. He was complaining of persistent vitreous floaters in both eyes (left worse…

BLOG: After vitrectomy, what's in the vitreous chamber?

July 31, 2015
This is a simple question, but one that can take some time to explore. There are two types of vitrectomies: anterior and pars planar. An anterior vitrectomy is typically…
In the Journals

Hospitalization, death, cost drop among older Medicare beneficiaries

July 28, 2015
The researchers noted that between 1999 and 2009, an increase of $2,111 per patient for inpatient expenditure ($15,312 in 1999 to $17,423 in 2009) was seen. However, by…
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BLOG: Blue light symposium clarifies opportunities for optometry

July 20, 2015
During the last weekend in June, I attended the 2015 New York Blue Light Symposium. As I walked across Times Square…
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In the Journals

Two studies confirm accuracy of sideline screening tool for concussion

July 28, 2015
Researchers in two studies published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences found the King-Devick test can be…
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BLOG: Cost burden of diabetic retinopathy treatment is about to explode

June 22, 2015
The Protocol T study from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network was funded by the NIH as a long-term…
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What's Your Diagnosis?

Young female complains of blurred vision, headache, redness

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Patricia Fulmer, OD
A 24-year-old African-American female presented to our office complaining of blurred vision in both eyes. She had been seen earlier that day by a…
YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Darcy Eberle, OD; Dianne Kowing, OD, FAAO; Ruth Hyatt, OD; William Dunn, MD, FACS
A 56-year-old certified ophthalmic technician presented for a comprehensive eye examination. He was complaining of persistent vitreous floaters in…

BLOG: After vitrectomy, what's in the vitreous chamber?

July 31, 2015
This is a simple question, but one that can take some time to explore. There are two types of vitrectomies: anterior and pars planar. An anterior…
In the Journals

Hospitalization, death, cost drop among older Medicare beneficiaries

July 28, 2015
The researchers noted that between 1999 and 2009, an increase of $2,111 per patient for inpatient expenditure ($15,312 in 1999 to $17,423 in 2009)…
In the Journals

Two studies confirm accuracy of sideline screening tool for concussion

July 28, 2015
Researchers in two studies published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences found the King-Devick test can be accurately and reliably used as a…
Blog

BLOG: Blue light symposium clarifies opportunities for optometry

July 20, 2015
During the last weekend in June, I attended the 2015 New York Blue Light Symposium. As I walked across Times Square toward the hotel entrance…
What's Your Diagnosis?

Woman presents with blurred vision, visual field defect

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Brynn Peterson, OD; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
A 64-year-old white female was referred to our clinic by her optometrist for evaluation of an edematous left optic nerve head. The patient reported…
Alexandra Bavasi, OD

Foreign body found in anterior chamber post-cataract surgery

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Alexandra Bavasi, OD; Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO
An 80-year-old white female was referred for a cataract evaluation. She described increased difficulty driving at night due to halos and starbursts…
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Expect a myriad of presentations for optic nerve head drusen

July 10, 2015
SEATTLE – Optic nerve head drusen presents differently in children and adults, and correct diagnosis is imperative to avoid needless
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Incidence of CME high in patients with retinitis pigmentosa

July 9, 2015
SEATTLE – Up to 70% of patients with retinitis pigmentosa can have cystoid macular edema, so thorough subjective and objective testing is…
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