Modern Medicine Cases

Using the extra eyes within your exam room
Using the extra eyes within your exam roomI don’t have periscope eyes, so I can’t peek around blind corners. Plus, my neck is stiff after years of hunching over a slit lamp. As a result, I can’t turn my head as well to get a good look around.
Antibiotic sensitivity in flora of conjunctiva and lid marginWhat is the most common bacteria on the conjunctiva and lid margin in patients undergoing cataract surgery? An article in Clinical Ophthalmology may have the answer.
How to hold a physician open house the right wayThinking of holding an open house to introduce your new practice, welcome a new physician or tell the community about a new service or treatment you’re offering? You may be on the right track.
5 reasons ODs don’t fit toric contact lensesIt’s time to dispel these preconceptions of fitting contact lenses for astigmatism and use new toric lens options as an opportunity to improve patient care.
Diagnosing CHRPE lesions can be a challenge for ODsA 26-year-old healthy ophthalmically asymptomatic female patient attended the University of Alabama School of Optometry clinic for a periodic ophthalmic evaluation. Her history was significant for myopic refractive correction, for which she wore soft contact lenses successfully.
A guide to understanding loan repayment options for physiciansLarge sums of graduate debt are a harsh reality of practicing medicine for the majority of new physicians.
Students can make a difference with advocacyAs I reach the end of my second year out of optometry school, I find myself reflecting on how the past two years have been such a rewarding experience.
HBV reactivation with direct acting antivirals for HCV is highly manageableNew study indicates early recognition of HBV-HCV co-infection can lead to prompt treatment of HBV reactivation.
Study: 12 weeks therapy combination cures virtually all HCV patientsA shorter, triple DAA therapy combination is not superior to 12 weeks of sofosbuvir plus velpatasvir in chronic HCV patients, according to researchers.
Aflibercept rivals laser for diabetic retinopathyIntravitreal aflibercept worked better than panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in a new head-to-head trial, according to researchers.