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BHVI board appoints Naidoo interim CEO

August 20, 2015

The board of the Brien Holden Vision Institute appointed Kovin Naidoo, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, interim chief executive officer following the passing of Brien A. Holden, PhD, DSc, OAM, July 27.

A press release from the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) describes Naidoo as “an academic, former anti-apartheid activist and political prisoner, optometrist and an internationally celebrated public health leader. His professional life has been dedicated to delivering eye care to people in need.”

WCO announces international optometrist awards

August 19, 2015
The World Council of Optometry recently held its first World Congress of Optometry, during which three awards were presented to international recipients for outstanding…
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Blue light and breast cancer

August 18, 2015
I want to start by thanking Alan Burt for writing my last blog post, reporting on the 2015 New York Blue Light Symposium. As Alan pointed out, this event was an…
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 fellow optometrist who…
Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO

BLOG: The path forward for optometry

August 11, 2015
The profession of optometry is at a unique crossroad for its role in the health care system. Although much of this…
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Educate patients on glaucoma’s role in quality of life

Educate patients on glaucoma’s role in quality of life

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
What is it we really want for our patients with glaucoma? Intraocular pressures within target range? Stable visual…
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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…
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BHVI board appoints Naidoo interim CEO

August 20, 2015
The board of the Brien Holden Vision Institute appointed Kovin Naidoo, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, interim chief executive officer following the passing of…

WCO announces international optometrist awards

August 19, 2015
The World Council of Optometry recently held its first World Congress of Optometry, during which three awards were presented to international…
Blog

Blue light and breast cancer

August 18, 2015
I want to start by thanking Alan Burt for writing my last blog post, reporting on the 2015 New York Blue Light Symposium. As Alan pointed out, this…
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…
Educate patients on glaucoma’s role in quality of life From The Editor

Educate patients on glaucoma’s role in quality of life

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
What is it we really want for our patients with glaucoma? Intraocular pressures within target range? Stable visual field and optical coherence…
PCON August 2015 PCON Reports

Clinicians agree quality of life is a vital part of comprehensive glaucoma care

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Most eye care providers agree that the goal of glaucoma care is to sustain a patient’s quality of life by preserving vision, and some also…

Publication Exclusive: Woman presents with forniceal lesions in left eye

August 18, 2015
A 32-year-old woman was referred to the New England Eye Center by an optometrist for conjunctival cysts and concern for a possible neoplasm in the…

Demodex found in meibomian glands of rosacea patients

August 14, 2015
Dermatologists participated in a roundtable discussion that focused on research that links rosacea and Demodex at the annual American Academy of…

AAO announces 2015 awards

August 13, 2015
The American Academy of Optometry announced the recipients of the organization’s annual awards.The awards, which recognize “distinguished…
Scott A. Edmonds, OD, FAAO

BLOG: The path forward for optometry

August 11, 2015
The profession of optometry is at a unique crossroad for its role in the health care system. Although much of this discussion will be related to…
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