During the American Academy of Optometry's Academy 2014, Josh Johnston, OD, clinical director, Georgia Eye Partners, Atlanta, presented five pearls for successfully comanaging premium intraocular lens (IOL) patients.
Glen Steele, OD, FAAO, recently gave a presentation at the American Academy of Optometry's Academy 2014 in Denver, CO, on the questions to ask and tests to conduct when considering vision therapy for a patient.
I recently read that the restaurant in Tampa, which licenses the name Hogan’s Beach from the professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, is under fire for its controversial dress code. One area of concern for us optometrist is the fourth item on this controversial dress code: “No excessively baggy attire.” You may be questioning how this is germane to comanagement or, frankly, what this has to do with the doctoring of the eyes.
The lines between a surgical management and non-surgical management are more defined in states where surgery is performed by only ophthalmologists. However, the non-surgical management of our patients can be a little blurred and subject to your own personal acumen.
Since the baby boomers have boomed, the syneresis process seems to be moving as fast as the polar ice cap is melting. I understand the sudden appearance of a large dark object is worrisome and needs to be managed in our offices. Yet, can we overdo it? What is really the most appropriate time frame to get these patients in for a look and when should they be seen again?
The end game of any comanagement arrangement is providing patients with the best possible care they can receive. This seemingly obvious conclusion is sometimes clouded by the perception that optometry and ophthalmology are not working in tandem, and patients may be left confused and unsure about what is the best option for their ophthalmic care.
This issue is our annual allergy issue. I’ve often joked that in the spring, a young man’s thoughts turns to love, while an old optometrist’s thoughts turns to ocular allergy. Treating our patients who present with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is a large part of a primary-care optometric practice, especially this time of year.