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BLOG: Taking a broader view

April 29, 2016

April is a transition month. As a long-term resident of the Northeast, the changes that take place around me in April are astounding. The grass turns from a dull greyish brown to a vivid green. The trees turn from lifeless skeletons to vibrant rich tentacles of color and fragrance. The days are longer and warmer and people are outside walking, biking and getting ready for summer.

This year April has been the month of Vision Expo East. This means springtime in the “Big Apple.” I spent a large chunk of my time this year in the exhibit hall with my youngest optometrist son. It is interesting to me to see how the next generation views our profession. As a “digital generational” optometrist, he takes the Internet and instant communication for granted. This seems to create an entirely different way to communicate with patients and other health care providers. The context of this communication at the expo was largely based on marketing ophthalmic products and influencing purchase decisions, but to me it represents a better way to convey our image and our health care message.

Meeting News Coverage

D-Eye increases distribution of portable retinal screening system

April 29, 2016
NEW YORK – D-Eye announced here at Vision Expo East the increased distribution of its device that attaches to a smartphone to record high-resolution images and…
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VIDEO: Retrieving and re-fixating a dropped lens

April 29, 2016
The video describes a personal method of rescuing and re-fixating an IOL that has dropped to the retina, using two quite unique surgical maneuvers.Maneuver number 1
In the Journals

Researchers says tacrolimus may be first-line treatment for patients with VKC

April 29, 2016
Low-dose topical tacrolimus 0.01% solution showed long-term, positive results as a steroid-sparing agent in the management of refractory vernal keratoconjunctivitis…
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VIDEO: Current treatment options for DME

April 29, 2016
At Hawaiian Eye, Elias Reichel, MD, talks about current treatment options for patients with diabetic macular edema.
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Fewer medications prior to SLT improve chance of success

April 25, 2016
One-year efficacy of selective laser trabeculoplasty in controlling intraocular pressure was limited in patients with…
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Meeting News Coverage

Proactive approach to OSD improves surgical outcomes, contact lens success

April 22, 2016
NEW YORK – Do not wait for a patient to say he or she has dry eye; assess his or her risk and symptoms and…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma patients found to have greater risk of unsafe driving

April 26, 2016
Glaucoma patients at the greatest risk for unsafe driving exhibited slower performance on psychometric and mobility…
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