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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

December 2017
In this issue of iTech:

  • Understanding the techniques of eye removal
  • Use social media to market LASIK to millennials
  • Building trust with patients builds the practice

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

December 2017
In this issue of iTech:

  • Understanding the techniques of eye removal
  • Use social media to market LASIK to millennials
  • Building trust with patients builds the practice

Previous Issues

iTech

Identifying malignant eyelid tumors
Identifying malignant eyelid tumorsMalignant eyelid tumors can lead to significant ocular and visual morbidity. They present in varied histologic types. An understanding of the clinical features of common malignant eyelid tumors can be helpful in earlier diagnosis and could lead to less ocular morbidity.
How patient satisfaction affects businessAbout 10 years ago, hospitals and clinics began rebuilding their relationships with patients. Two of the often-heard buzz words that began to arise were customer service and customer appreciation.
How techs should handle ocular emergencies
How techs should handle ocular emergenciesWhen a patient experiencing an ocular emergency walks through the door, it is vital that every member of the team knows what to do in order to save the patient’s sight—and in some cases, his life. (Editor's note: This article contains some graphic images of ocular trauma that may be disturbing to some readers.)
Clinic safety: Incidents, medication, consentThere is a very common misconception that abounds in most clinics regarding safety and who is responsible for clinic/patient safety. Staff often feels that clinic safety is a management problem—not their concern.
It’s all fun and games with pediatric patientsThe pediatric eye exam differs greatly from the adult eye exam—children are more than just tiny adults. To further that point, the whole dynamic of the exam is different because you are really interviewing and interacting with the family and not just the patient. In the pediatric arena, the family becomes your patient.
Treating the aging eyeIn the aging eye, accommodation decreases; the crystalline lens yellows, hardens, and eventually opacifies; and systemic diseases such as arthritis, thyroid disease, cancer, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure take their toll on the eye. In addition, cognitive and functional limitations affect the aged.
Top-paying states for ophthalmic techsDoes your state make the list?
Running a perfect clinicAs staff members develop in new roles, managers should coach and counsel them in the direction where they are thinking and making decisions in a global manner, not an individual manner.
Identifying signs of congenital eye health problemsWhere does a visual impairment begin? Vision disorders can be influenced by a combination of genetic factors, environmental conditions, and lifestyle choices. When taking these into account, beginning with proper prenatal care is a good place to start.
The proper procedure for testing pupilsBecause of its potential to reveal serious retinal, neurologic or other disease, pupil testing is a crucial part of the ophthalmic examination and requires astute observation. This procedure should be included as a component of every comprehensive examination or any time a patient needs to be dilated—in addition to any problem-focused visit involving eye health, such as a red eye visit, ocular emergency, or intraocular pressure (IOP) check.