Epiretinal membranes (ERMs) are caused by defects in the surface layer of the retina. Glial cells are released, migrating through and developing a membranous sheet on the retinal surface. They may look like a piece of cellophane, a wrinkle or puckered folds on the retina.
There’s no avoiding the glaucoma patients and suspects who, for whatever reason, do not comply with follow-up care and visits. When they do eventually return to the office, most of the time their condition has worsened and your work is much harder. Oddly enough, for one of my recent patients, the opposite was true.
An 85-year-old woman was brought in by her family for a red right eye. The patient didn’t express herself well verbally because of her age and because she spoke little English, but her family believed that she was having pain as well. When directly asked, she contradicted herself saying that is was painful and then later saying it wasn’t.
An 80-year-old Caucasian female presented with new floaters in her left eye, which started about a month ago. She reported her right eye sees well. Her past ocular history was significant for cataract surgery in both eyes more than 10 years ago. Her last eye exam was two years earlier. Her medical history was significant for hypertension and high cholesterol.
A new era has arrived for CsA, with the powerful combination of a higher concentration offered in conjunction with advanced drug delivery technology. This important clinical development is giving eye care practitioners another tool to help manage the chronic and inflammatory nature of DED for their patients.
You’ve taken the kids for their checkups and scheduled your parents’ doctor visits. You even went along to make sure they understand what was happening.
Nikki Iravani, OD, is always on the lookout for a great marketing tip.
Nine women ODs were honored during the fourth annual Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry magazine.