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Perspective changes after my cataract surgery
Perspective changes after my cataract surgeryWe ODs have an inherent advantage our patients do not—we know what’s coming.
VMA associated with poor outcomes in anti-VEGF-treated patientsThe presence of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) is associated with poorer, short-term anatomic, and functional outcomes in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME) receiving anti-VEGF therapy, according to Márcio B. Nehemy, MD, PhD.
A global consensus on the female buttockWhat waist-to-hip ratio is most desirable across most cultures and geographic locations? Researchers report.
How do you measure surgical skills?A recent study uses sweat in the OR as an “objective” indicator to assess residents’ surgical competency.
A question of age and abdominoplastyStudy authors show patient selection trumps chronological age for low risk, low complication abdominoplasty.
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficiently
Dry eye checklist may help ODs treat patients more efficientlyScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye and how incorporating a dry eye checklist may help improve patient treatment.
Q&A: Linda Chous, ODPediatric optometry, cosmetology, and giant tubs of popcorn
July Clinical ConsiderationsIn this month's Clinical Considerations, we take a look at biologics and treatments for seborrheic keratoses.
Why the periphery matters in DR progression
Why the periphery matters in DR progressionDiabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients is a common finding in optometric practices. When we grade the level of retinopathy, we often do so with findings of the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS)in mind.
Epicutaneous immunotherapy may transform allergy treatment
Epicutaneous immunotherapy may transform allergy treatmentAs an allergy sufferer myself, I tend to pore over the journals and literature to learn what new exciting technologies may be on the horizon. When I came across epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), my mind went in a multitude of different directions about the endless possibilities for both systemic and ocular allergy management.