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Today’s optometrist must look beyond the eye

Today’s optometrist must look beyond the eye
Primary Care Optometry News, October 2017
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO

Just about a year ago we merged our practice with the University of Rochester’s Flaum Eye Institute. Joining forces with such a large, well respected academic institution brought about an element of change. We assumed a new electronic health records system, a variety of new office policies and a more integrated role in our patients’ overall care.

One such example involves the medical center’s policy on blood pressure (BP) monitoring. While we’ve long embraced the concept of checking BP, it was primarily done in those with a history of poor control or with retinal findings consistent with hypertension. In short, it was pretty much aimed at high-risk patients. In our new affiliation, BP measurements are part of every examination.

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AMD patient with blurry vision

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2017
Julie Rodman, OD, MS, FAAO
A 71-year-old Hispanic male presented to the eye clinic with complaints of blurry vision in both eyes of 4 months duration. The patient had been followed in the clinic…
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Blood pressure, A1C testing can help patients from ‘falling through the cracks’

Primary Care Optometry News, October 2017
Understanding the importance of laboratory testing in relation to ocular disease is crucial, according to Bruce E. Onofrey, OD, RPh, FAAO. “It’s essential…
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Athletes with concussion history have more visual symptoms

October 16, 2017
CHICAGO – “There does not appear to be long-term impact of presumably healed concussion on general visual function, but those with visual symptoms had worse…
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Ocular Surface Diseases Disorders and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 1

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to…
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VIDEO: OCT useful for evaluating vaulting contact lenses

March 2, 2017
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American Academy of Optometry

American Academy of Optometry

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VIDEO: Health care reform creates practice challenges, opportunities

March 7, 2017
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