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Perceived Stress Scale may be useful in patients with AMD

March 16, 2017

The Perceived Stress Scale may be useful to measure the level of stress patients with AMD feel they are experiencing, according to researchers.

A total of 137 study participants with AMD were recruited from the retina service of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Ohio State University.

Evaluate older patients for ability to drive safely

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2017
Optometrists can play a significant role in assessing driving ability in older patients, according to Swati C. Modi, OD, FAAO. “Driving privileges for many…
In the Journals

Study questions utility of topical NSAIDs to reduce already low incidence of macular edema in cataract surgery

February 17, 2017
Topical NSAID use in patients who underwent cataract surgery was associated with a reduction in the already low incidence of postoperative macular edema, according to…

Five innovations for Low Vision Awareness Month

February 17, 2017
February is Low Vision Awareness Month and the National Eye Institute is using this time to highlight new technologies and tools working to help the 4.1 million…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numer-ous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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July 1, 2016
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In the Journals

Perceived Stress Scale may be useful in patients with AMD

March 16, 2017
The Perceived Stress Scale may be useful to measure the level of stress patients with AMD feel they are experiencing, according to researchers. A…

Evaluate older patients for ability to drive safely

Primary Care Optometry News, March 2017
Optometrists can play a significant role in assessing driving ability in older patients, according to Swati C. Modi, OD, FAAO. “Driving…

In the Journals

Study questions utility of topical NSAIDs to reduce already low incidence of macular edema in cataract surgery

February 17, 2017
Topical NSAID use in patients who underwent cataract surgery was associated with a reduction in the already low incidence of postoperative macular…

Five innovations for Low Vision Awareness Month

February 17, 2017
February is Low Vision Awareness Month and the National Eye Institute is using this time to highlight new technologies and tools working to help the…

In the Journals

Study supports vision providers’ role in post-concussion assessment

February 14, 2017
Comprehensive vision assessment should be considered in children with concussion reporting academic difficulty and in the development of…

ODs exempted from federal hiring freeze

February 13, 2017
Certain positions, including optometrists, are exempt from the federal hiring freeze enacted under the Trump Administration, according to Robert D…

Discuss driving with elderly patients

February 3, 2017
Swati C. Modi, OD FAAO, stressed the importance of optometrists assessing driving habits in older patients. “Driving privileges, for many…

Expert outlines low vision devices for primary care ODs

January 26, 2017
“Low vision care is all about the patient’s goals,” Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, FAAO, told Primary Care Optometry News. “To…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Survey: Referral rate for low vision services low among glaucoma specialists

December 28, 2016
There is a need for more clearly defined low vision services referral guidelines, according to researchers in the Journal of Glaucoma. Glaucoma…

Maculogix appoints McPhee as new CEO

December 22, 2016
Maculogix announced that its board of directors has appointed William McPhee as CEO of the company, according to a press release. McPhee has 35…

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