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Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitis
Pearls from BCLA 2017: CLIDE and blepharitisThe British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) celebrated its 40th birthday June 9-11 at its 2017 clinical conference and exhibition in Liverpool, UK. Optometry Times was there to hear the latest and live tweet from the meeting.
Top 10 highest, lowest paying states for family medicineWe already told you the top best and worst paying states for internal medicine, but what about family medicine?
Make the most of an EHR demoFormulating what a practice wants to know when evaluating a new system in action can help ensure the best match.
Recent cyberattacks expose physician practice weaknessesSecurity experts say small practices remain vulnerable but can take basic steps to help significantly reduce risk.
Intracanalicular insert soothes ocular itching in allergic conjunctivitisA phase III study of dexamethasone insert, 0.4 mg (Dextenza, Ocular Therapeutix) found that the sustained-release intracanalicular insert is safe, effective, and well tolerated for treating ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
Triple directing-acting combination treats decompensated liver diseaseA combination of three drugs successfully treats HCV-infected patients with advanced liver disease.
Liver transplant recipients with HCV fare well under drug comboHepatitis C virus infection in liver transplant recipients can be treated with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir without ribavirin.
Fit multifocal lenses for older and younger patients
Fit multifocal lenses for older and younger patientsBecoming an experienced multifocal contact lens fitter allows ODs to address visual needs for two patient populations: presbyopes (and emerging presbyopes) and myopic children. Knowing when to choose a soft multifocal vs. a gas permeable or specialty design will increase fitting success for the OD as well as patient satisfaction.
Why aren’t ODs referring to each other?Know those optometric colleagues locally who have invested both time and money into the technologies and educated themselves on contemporary care algorithms.
Ocular surface tumors require careful exam, consideration of best options
Ocular surface tumors require careful exam, consideration of best optionsAlthough surgery is still the gold standard for ocular surface tumors, consider the pros and cons of topical chemotherapy as appropriate.