A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE
Benefits of color vison testing in diabetes
ODs may wish to incorporate color vision testing when working with patients having diabetes. A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE, talks about the importance of these tests, incorporating them into day-to-day exams, and devices available.
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patient
Improving visual function, retinal integrity in DME patient
Diagnosing and treating diabetic macular edema (DME) can pose a challenge for ODs. A. Paul Chous, OD, MA, FAAO, CDE, examines a case of non-center involved DME and the challenges he faced when treating one patient.
The OD’s role with new diabetes drugs
It is important for eyecare providers to be familiar with these new drugs and findings. We often see patients with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and high CV risk, and we are in a position to help counsel our patients about new treatments—and even suggest that appropriate patients have conversations with their primary-care physicians, endocrinologists and cardiologists.
New strategies to assess the risk of diabetes-related vision loss
A colleague recently told me that eye doctors should “stay within the lines” of traditional eye care because we barely have enough time as it is to do our jobs. My response was that today more than half of our adult patients have either diabetes or prediabetes, so our job now requires we go ”outside the lines” to avoid the leading cause of preventable blindness.
How diabetes is linked to gut bacteria
Given this abundance of nonhuman species living on and within our bodies, it is not surprising that there is a link between specific bacteria to systemic and ocular disease—including diabetes and diabetes-related eye disease.
Using OCT with your diabetes patients
OCT is one of the best way to assess patients for the presence of diabetic macular edema (DME)
Fasting regimens may be key in treating type 2 diabetes
Fasting regimens have gained popularity as a technique for reducing weight and obesity. This strategy may improve insulin sensitivity in patients with insulin resistance and diabetes.
Importance of adherence and follow-up in patients with diabetic retinopathy
A 37-year-old male came to my office for the first time in 2014 for a diabetes eye examination at the insistence of his primary-care provider (PCP).
Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billion
Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billion
We had better wake up fast to address this multifactorial problem.
How a multi-component nutritional supplement benefits diabetic patients
We all know the typical algorithm for our patients having diabetes: Maintain healthy blood sugar and pressure control, get annual dilated eye examinations, and receive laser or anti-VEGF therapy if and when they develop vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR).