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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.
Shauna Thornhill, OD, Owner, Amarillo Vision SpecialistsI was born in Colorado. I went to 17 schools kindergarten through twelfth grade. My dad was always searching for the perfect job, and he never really found it. Somehow we ended up in Amarillo, TX.
What patients are tweeting about their ODs
What patients are tweeting about their ODs
The poor man’s red/green testOne morning, as a few faculty members were squeezing in a workout before work, the topic arose of how to use the red-green (Duochrome) test most efficiently in clinic.
Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in place
Proper diagnosis of OSD, dry eye hinges on right protocol in placeScott Schachter, OD, discusses dry eye disease, ocular surface disease, and developing protocols to diagnose both in his latest video blog.
Using OCT with your diabetes patientsOCT is one of the best way to assess patients for the presence of diabetic macular edema (DME)
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.
Surviving allergy season as a contact lens wearerDepending on where you live, spring is here—or at least on its way. It’s the time of year to thaw out along with the trees, grass, and flowers. With spring comes our promise to get ourselves into shape for the summer, and life gets busier with more outdoor activities for the whole family.
How digital device usage is affecting youthThe time we are spending on digital devices is on the rise, and it’s unlikely to slow down any time soon. With more and more apps, games, and social media options, we have all become more dependent on smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices.
Using medications in pregnant glaucoma patientsMost of the medications, both new and old, we prescribe for glaucoma are quite safe—especially if we educate our patients to occlude their puncta.