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Develop your own primary care report card

October 29, 2014

As optometrists continue to evolve as essential primary health care providers in their expanded role in health care reform, a number of us are striving to meet the challenge. There is increasing evidence that a primary health care wellness encounter could be a separate and distinct service from the comprehensive eye examination.

This service could follow the path of the Optomap wellness retinal scan (Optos) that is offered by many optometrists as an optional wellness service for a separate charge.

Positive ongoing results in phase 1/2 trial in noninfectious uveitis

October 23, 2014
Seven out of eight patients with noninfectious uveitis receiving a suprachoroidal injection of triamcinolone acetonide achieved clinically meaningful reduction in…
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In-office test for Sjögren’s syndrome involves OD in systemic care

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2014
Diagnosing Sjögren’s syndrome early provides the opportunity for physicians to address and possibly prevent associated complications.“Early…
In the Journals

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…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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Develop your own primary care report card

October 29, 2014
As optometrists continue to evolve as essential primary health care providers in their expanded role in health care reform, a number of us are…

Positive ongoing results in phase 1/2 trial in noninfectious uveitis

October 23, 2014
Seven out of eight patients with noninfectious uveitis receiving a suprachoroidal injection of triamcinolone acetonide achieved clinically meaningful…
figure

In-office test for Sjögren’s syndrome involves OD in systemic care

Primary Care Optometry News, September 2014
Diagnosing Sjögren’s syndrome early provides the opportunity for physicians to address and possibly prevent associated…
In the Journals

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…
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