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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.

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Diabetes associated with increased glaucoma risk, researchers report

October 24, 2014
Diabetes, diabetes duration and fasting glucose levels are associated with a significantly increased risk of glaucoma, according to a study recently published…

Prevent Blindness increases attention toward diabetic eye disease

October 24, 2014
Prevent Blindness has declared November as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month to assist in educating the public on diabetes prevention plans, potential risk factors…

Stem cell-derived RPE cells shown to be safe in patients with AMD

October 21, 2014
Advanced Cell Technology Inc. announced that phase 1/2 clinical data showed positive long-term safety when ACT’s retinal pigment epithelium cells were used for…
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

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Hom shares resources available for generic drugs

September 20, 2014
Milton Hom, OD, says the FDA has an online resource on generics and also discusses how older agents are now effective…
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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…
Perspectives on Glaucoma

Diabetes associated with increased glaucoma risk, researchers report

October 24, 2014
Diabetes, diabetes duration and fasting glucose levels are associated with a significantly increased risk of glaucoma, according to a study recently…

Prevent Blindness increases attention toward diabetic eye disease

October 24, 2014
Prevent Blindness has declared November as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month to assist in educating the public on diabetes prevention plans…

Stem cell-derived RPE cells shown to be safe in patients with AMD

October 21, 2014
Advanced Cell Technology Inc. announced that phase 1/2 clinical data showed positive long-term safety when ACT’s retinal pigment epithelium…

Frontotemporal dementia may be detected through the eye

October 20, 2014
Diopsys announced in a press release that research scientists may have found a direct correlation with functional cell loss in the retina and signs…

Cognoptix receives $15 million to develop eye test to identify Alzheimer's

October 17, 2014
Cognoptix announced that it has closed the first portion of a Series D round of financing for more than $15 million to develop the Sapphire II eye…

Primary health care data points are optometry’s future

October 14, 2014
As health care reform evolves, problems, barriers and new challenges continue to arise. Although the Affordable Care Act was written and developed to…

Study shows nutrition improves sports performance

October 13, 2014
Feeding our cells the right balance and quality of nutrients is important in all aspects of our lives. This is especially important when one is…
In the Journals

Lutein, zeaxanthin improves reaction time

October 13, 2014
Researchers have found that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin improved visual processing speed and visual motor behavior.To assess the…

Alcon report concludes most vision problems, blindness are preventable

October 9, 2014
Novartis and its eye care division, Alcon, announced that 350,000 healthy life years and 123 million work days are lost per year as a result of…
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