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iTech

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iTech is a quarterly supplement with hand-picked related articles and resources, dedicated to the interests of ophthalmic technicians.

Featured

March 2017
In this issue of iTech:

  • My refractive journey as surgeon and patient
  • How to instill eye drops and avoid contamination
  • Help your patients out of their optical comfort zone

Previous Issues

iTech

Published by


iTech is a quarterly supplement with hand-picked related articles and resources, dedicated to the interests of ophthalmic technicians.

Featured

March 2017
In this issue of iTech:

  • My refractive journey as surgeon and patient
  • How to instill eye drops and avoid contamination
  • Help your patients out of their optical comfort zone

Previous Issues

iTech

My refractive surgery journey as surgeon and patientMy interest in refractive surgery started in 1976 when my good friend and fellow University of Southern California (USC) ophthalmology resident Rick Villaseñor returned from his course in keratomileusis surgery with Jose Barraquer in Bogota, Columbia.
How to instill eye drops and avoid contaminationEye drops and ointments are prescribed by doctors to treat acute or long-term ocular conditions. Drops and ointments are administered directly in the site of action and are therefore very effective in treating the diagnosed condition.
Help your patients out of their optical comfort zoneOne Sunday afternoon while at our local mall, I ran into Mary, a wonderful lady who has been a loyal patient for many years. We exchanged pleasantries, she asked about my family, and I inquired about her new grandchild.
Reviewing ocular specialty testingSpecialty testing is performed for diagnostic purposes, observation of disease processes, and treatment plans
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopia
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopiaPresbyopia, an age-related loss of accommodative amplitude of the eye resulting in near and intermediate vision deficits, begins to affect most people once they reach their early 40s.
Help! My team is falling apart
Help! My team is falling apartEver feel like you were on a sinking ship? Sometimes you want to be the one to jump off!
Due diligence can mean difference between good plan, bad planWhen developing a new plan for a medical practice, explore solutions and barriers from all possible angles (including an escape route) before implementing the endeavor.
The ethics of care for techniciansUnderstand how autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-malfeasance come into play
Super optician to the rescue!A Post-It note leads me on a quest to make it right for the patient
Collagen corneal cross-linking for keratoconusThe recently approved procedure will help many with this progressive disease