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Jeffry D. Gerson, OD, FAAO
Dr. Gerson is in private practice with an emphasis on retina in Shawnee, KS. His area of emphasis is retinal disease, but practices full scope optometry. He lectures and authors frequently. He enjoys biking and swimming and traveling with family. He currently serves on the advisory board for Maculogix.
Why the periphery matters in DR progression
Why the periphery matters in DR progression
Diabetic 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.
Researchers focus on new treatment options for diabetic macular edema
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common vascular retinopathy associated with decreased visual acuity among young adults.
Optometrists are key to successful management of diabetes patients
It is because of the increasing prevalence of diabetes that it is the leading cause of vision disability among working-age adults in the Western world. Optometrists must realize the opportunity to help our patients and our practices and that this opportunity revolves around making optometrists an integral part of the health-care team for people with diabetes.