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How to use tear osmolarity to help treat dry eye diseaseFor the patient, perhaps the most significant symptom of DED is fluctuating or reduced vision.
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plans
ODs’ top 4 gripes about vision care plansVision care plans (VCP) can be difficult to figure out because each provider tends to have its own set of rules. In an attempt to bring clarity to the VCP landscape, I have put together a five-part series of blogs.
2017 Payer Scorecard
2017 Payer ScorecardFor the first time, Medical Economics has polled doctors to get to the heart of the payer-physician disconnect.
Aldehyde dehydrogenase implicated in mucous membrane pemphigoidPreliminary studies suggest disulfiram could aid in the treatment of mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP). Used topically, the drug may inhibit aldehyde deydrogenase (ALDH), which plays a key role in fibrosis, wrote JK Dart, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London.
Cataract surgery for patients with PXFMom has pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXF) clinically visible in both eyes. She experiences pops of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in one eye and uses glaucoma medications.
Offer options to your cataract patientsAs primary-care optometrists, we are the gatekeepers for baby boomers inquiring about cataract surgery. Today’s patients have treatment options available not only to address their lifestyle complaints but to provide them with better vision and possibly reduced dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
How conference attendance benefits your teamAre you planning on going to a conference this year? As Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive officer of Starbucks, summarized, knowledge and skill are your keys to earning more. Professional conference season is upon us. Which ones are you paying for you and your employees to attend? No matter how dedicated and organized your practice may be, it’s impossible to internally train each and every staff member to the high level of excellence your patients demand. Thoughtfully motivating and engaging employees takes a concerted and systemic approach to learning and skills training.
How ODs can ease the pain of patient referralsNot all situations can be handled within one office, so sometimes it is necessary to refer patients elsewhere. Despite the logic behind them, referrals often come bundled with liabilities that can give any OD a headache.
Researchers target potent HIV antibodies in new studyThe newly discovered antibodies can fight nearly every strain of HIV in existence, according to study authors.
Physician groups brace for vaccine questions amid Trump presidencyBetween public skepticism on vaccinations and provisions of the American Health Care Act, some representing physicians are voicing concern.