FDA myopia progression workshop brings together ODs, MDsThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently brought together representatives from optometry and ophthalmology to discuss regulatory review of contact lenses and future medical devices to control the progression of myopia, primarily in children.
In this issue
Contact lens protection bill continues momentum in House October 11, 2016By Giovanni CastelliA companion bill to S. 2777 aims to hold online sellers of contact lenses accountable for deceptive or illegal sales tactics that may threaten patient health. 5 ways to finish strong for 2016One of the hallmarks of a good college football team is to finish strong. That means that as the team heads into the fourth quarter, it needs to close out the game and play all the way to the end. Uncover patient lifestyle habits that lead to OSDA day in the life of a female patient provides clues that can help Effects of concurrent use of topical, oral beta blockersRecently, I received a progress note from a glaucoma surgeon concerning a patient whom he and I share. The patient is a 58-year-old African-American female with a longstanding history of primary open-angle glaucoma. Could there be a dress code for ODs?Dress for success. We’ve heard this tired old cliché for years. Most offices have a written dress code for staff, but does that dress code also apply to the doctors? Extended depth-of-focus IOLs may provide improved visual performanceAs your patients celebrate another birthday milestone, they are again back in your chair wondering why their reading glasses mysteriously disappear when they are out exploring life or why their arms are not as long as they used to be. When corneas go viral: Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis editionThe possibility that a given garden-variety case of viral conjunctivitis is a burgeoning epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is enough to intimidate any physician. Roth spots show as initial presentation in multiple myeloma October 20, 2016By Hal Bohlman OD FAAORoth spots are hemorrhages in the retina with white centers. They occur in a wide variety of systemic conditions that are associated with retinal hemorrhages. Importance of adherence and follow-up in patients with diabetic retinopathyA 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). Avoiding the pitfall of epithelial basement membrane dystrophyI am again reminding you that optometry has a renewed purpose in the management of our cataract and refractive patients. Retinal prosthesis offers hope to blind patientsAn artificial retinal prosthesis allows patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) to locate objects, detect movement, and improve orientation and mobility skills.