BLOG: New diabetes guidelines

February 21, 2020
As an optometrist interested in the evolution of my profession to include more primary health care, I have my Healio email subscriptions and alerts…

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Repeated injections for AMD increase glaucoma risk

February 17, 2020
Researchers in Wheaton, Ill., reported that patients with age-related macular degeneration were more likely to develop glaucoma and its risk factor…


BLOG: A guide to postop ocular hypertension

February 5, 2020
It’s not unusual for us to have more than three dozen patients on our schedules the morning after a typical cataract surgery day. Because the…

Perspectives on GlaucomaPerspective

High efficacy, poor safety results found with trabeculectomy

February 3, 2020
Trabeculectomy, although effective at lowering IOP in patients with open-angle glaucoma, has a low safety profile, according to a study by the…


BLOG: Can your patients access their medical chart?

January 21, 2020
The hot topic of discussion in health care reform this winter revolves around patient access to their medical information. One of the founding tenets…


BLOG: Ocular biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease

January 17, 2020
by Leonard V. Messner OD, FAAO Alzheimer’s disease is a global disease of central nervous system dysfunction. Although public discourse about…


BLOG: How temperature affects concussion recovery

January 8, 2020
by W. Dalton Dietrich III , PhD I’ve been researching the role of mild hypothermia and hyperthermia on health outcomes…


BLOG: Aligning your wellness resources for primary care

December 30, 2019
With the year winding down, many of us are reviewing the numbers for 2019, looking for Section 179 purchase items for this tax year and planning for…


BLOG: 5 things you should know about sleep and concussions

December 20, 2019
by Michael S. Jaffee, MD, FAAN, FANA You might not think about sleep as being related to concussions, but there are a number of ways that a good…

Meeting News

Patients, doctors report satisfaction with steroid insert

December 17, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Results from three vehicle-controlled phase 3 studies indicated that Dextenza was easy to insert and monitor and was…


BLOG: Corneal transplant procedures carry different risks

December 13, 2019
Following up on our previous entries introducing various corneal transplant surgeries and preoperative considerations, we now move on to the topic of…


BLOG: How functional neurology and optometry can work together

December 6, 2019
by David Rosenthal, DC, FICPA, FIBFN-CND Functional neurology practitioners use clinical rehabilitation techniques and physical manipulation to…


BLOG: Optometry’s role in assessing vascular risk

December 2, 2019
A new study was recently published in JAMA Neurology by Lane and colleagues in London on the relationship between vascular risk factors in adulthood…


BLOG: Neuro-ophthalmology perspective on concussion management

November 22, 2019
by Eric L. Singman, MD , PhD Historically, neuro-ophthalmologists have not embraced the comprehensive management of patients…


BLOG: Functional medicine

November 17, 2019
Functional medicine is a philosophy or model of patient care that determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root…


BLOG: Why do patients rub?

November 11, 2019
by Mitch Ibach, OD , FAAO In clinic when I am evaluating a patient for suspected keratoconus or corneal ectasia, within the…

Perspectives on GlaucomaPerspective

SLT no more effective than medication in improving QoL

November 4, 2019
Investigators found that selective laser trabeculoplasty was not superior to topical medication in maintaining quality of life outcomes when used as…

Perspectives on GlaucomaPerspective

Few adverse events seen with Micro-Stent in open-angle glaucoma

November 1, 2019
Few ocular adverse events occurred 5 years after micro-stent implantation in patients with open-angle glaucoma, with minimal evidence of corneal…

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VIDEO: Speaker – What to expect after cross-linking

October 31, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – One month after corneal cross-linking clinicians can expect to see temporary steepening of the keratometry, worse visual acuity…

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Surgeon recommends ODs keep MIGS referrals ‘general’

October 23, 2019
ORLANDO, Fla. – Optometrists should know the available options for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery and their mechanisms of action, but they…