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A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO
Using OCT with your diabetes patients
OCT is one of the best way to assess patients for the presence of diabetic macular edema (DME)
Fasting regimens may be key in treating type 2 diabetes
Fasting regimens have gained popularity as a technique for reducing weight and obesity. This strategy may improve insulin sensitivity in patients with insulin resistance and diabetes.
Importance of adherence and follow-up in patients with diabetic retinopathy
A 37-year-old male came to my office for the first time in 2014 for a diabetes eye examination at the insistence of his primary-care provider (PCP).
Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billion
Worldwide diabetes epidemic approaches half a billion
We had better wake up fast to address this multifactorial problem.
How a multi-component nutritional supplement benefits diabetic patients
We all know the typical algorithm for our patients having diabetes: Maintain healthy blood sugar and pressure control, get annual dilated eye examinations, and receive laser or anti-VEGF therapy if and when they develop vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR).
Keeping up with the latest diabetic eye disease research
I was fortunate to attend the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Diabetic Retinopathy this past August.
What’s new for diabetes management and prevention
What’s new for diabetes management and prevention
From new ways of predicting who will and won’t develop diabetes, to new diabetes meds, to new evidence regarding which anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) might be better for your specific patient, the last year has given us better tools for helping our patients with diabetes.
The importance of multidisciplinary care for diabetes
The importance of multidisciplinary care for diabetes
Recently, a colleague wrote me to express his concern about a primary care physician (PCP) in his community acquiring digital retinal photographs of his diabetes patients. One of those patients presented to the optometrist’s office with the impression that “all he needed was a refraction” since the PCP had “already checked him for diabetic retinopathy.”
My favorite app
This app helps with educating patients about visual risks of diabetes.