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9 things glaucoma patients want to knowIt is not realistic for patients to be prepared to respond when they are given news of a disease or disorder. Many times, patients are caught off guard at the mention of disease and assume a blank stare. What questions are they supposed to ask? Will Smith, OD, anticipates these questions and provides staff with information to keep patients informed.
Identifying and responding to child and elder abuse
Identifying and responding to child and elder abuseIn both child and elder abuse, timely intervention can save a life. All members of the eyecare community must be aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse and their responsibilities in reporting to appropriate authorities.
Quarterly Questions is the new gold standard for board certificationDr. Mali discusses how the Quarterly Questions program assesses fundamental (“walking around”) knowledge needed in the everyday practice of ophthalmology (40 questions annually), as well as the application of information from five journal articles (10 questions annually).
Biologic products increase dry eye optionsMany new diagnostic tools are available for dry eye and ocular surface disease (OSD). Treatments for dry eye and OSD have mixed results, however, said Bennie H. Jeng, MD.
Four ocular surface health questions to consider before cataract surgeryA thorough investigation of ocular surface health and initiation of any necessary treatment is the first step toward successful cataract surgery.
Surveying the artificial tear landscapePatients use artificial tears for different reasons and diverse conditions. While available products supplement tear production and provide relief, few distinctions between drops have been clearly established. Recent studies show that direct comparison of a new product to an older, established one and use of “real-world” metrics can be most useful to prescribers.
The role of ophthalmologists in the opioid epidemicAn observational cohort study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, used Medicare Part D data to assess the number of opioid prescriptions written by ophthalmologists in the United States.
Fillers 101: Foundations for successThe foundations for success in using fillers during oculofacial surgery include understanding the characteristics of these products, which influences outcomes, and learning techniques to avoid and treat complications.
Facial shaping with fillers an ‘artform’
USPSTF finalizes recommendation on vision screening in childrenDespite a lack of consensus on the importance of screening infants for vision problems, there is proof that screening preschoolers can catch serious problems and allow for corrections to prevent permanent vision loss.